Benfica vs Ajax Champions League
Benfica are going through the most delicate moment, since Rui Vitória took over. The results do not appear and the challenge rises in tone, week after week. The last game for Liga NOS has put everything more complicated. A “humiliating” defeat at home, with Moreirense. However, let’s say that Moreirense was a fair winner, playing a great game. But that does not detract from Benfica, the moment is “bewilderment” and the team is far from matching what the fans demand. This game is crucial to Benfica’s aspirations in this Champions League. After the defeat in Amsterdam, which left the incarnated in this group H, four points from Ajax and Bayern Munich, there is no other result than victory, so that Benfica can still fuel the goal of the qualification. It remains to be seen what atmosphere there will be at Estádio da Luz, and above all how players will react to the public’s demands. Ajax will try to leave Lisbon, at least with the same advantage of 4 points, for Benfica. The tie, or a defeat by more than 1 goal, could shake the Dutch in the two remaining games. Benfica plays a lot of their future in this fourth round, and probably even the immediate future of Rui Vitória.
STATISTICS AND IMPORTANT DATA
Zero tolerance game for Benfica. The challenge to Rui Vitória is too audible, and the 4 points late for Ajax require a win to keep alive the aspirations embodied in the qualifying for the next phase.
Benfica lost in the previous game in Amsterdam, in a game where neither was bad, but the lack of effectiveness pays very expensive at this level.
Benfica were even more worried by their supporters after their unbeaten defeat (1-3) at the Moreirense reception.
Ajax come in a big time, after 5 wins in the last 5 games. The Dutch have not yet lost, as a visitor, in this edition of the Champions League, not even in Bayern Munich (1-1).
Betting Prediction Analyzed Benfica vs Ajax
The moments of form of both teams are not nearly comparable, not even in the mood. All this weighs, in disfavor of the equipment of Rui Vitoria. It will take a memory exercise to remember 3 consecutive defeats of Benfica. The way he exhibited himself to Moreirense brought many signs of lack of confidence, and even low moods. With a competitive Ajax, as it has been, Benfica will have an arduous task, needing to expose itself, and take the necessary risks, to try to win the game. Over 2 goals.
Betting Prediction: Over 2 goals
Bet Tips: Both teams to score
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