//Ajax to go down fighting

Ajax to go down fighting

All eyes will be back on the Champions League this week as the competition hots up at the quarter-finals stage.

At least one English team is guaranteed a place in the final four as Tottenham host Manchester City on Tuesday.

Porto take on Liverpool in Tuesday’s other clash although Wednesday’s games could well still the show this week.

Ajax will look to continue their fine run when they take on Juventus on home soil. The Dutch giants shocked the world of football last month when they dumped out reigning champions Real Madrid, with a 4-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu the highlight of the competition so far.

Erik Ten Hag’s troops have lost just one of their last nine games but Wednesday’s game promises to be a tough challenge at the Johan Cruyff Arena.

Ajax have been in good form domestically, scoring 14 goals in their last five games. Their fans will feel their only chance of progressing comes at home and both teams to score is priced at 4/5.

Juventus are in a great position to win their first Champions League title since 1996 but they must avoid defeat this week when they travel to the Netherlands.

Massimiliano Allegri’s side have only lost one of their last eight matches and they are cruising to another Serie A title.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to help them beat Atletico Madrid in the last round and he looks to be winning his fitness battle. The Portugal international is 4/1 to score first, while a Juventus win is priced at odds of 11/8.

Manchester United are also in action against Barcelona with the two teams set to meet at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils beat Paris Saint-Germain in the last round of the competition but Wednesday’s meeting promises to be even harder, with several first-team players struggling with injury.

Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Eric Bailly and Antonio Valencia all missed training earlier this week, while Marcus Rashford is still a doubt after dropping out of the squad that lost to Wolves.

United will be the big underdogs, with Barcelona unbeaten in six matches and just weeks away from an eighth La Liga title in 11 years. Barcelona have never won at Old Trafford and are best priced at 21/20 for the victory this time around.

2019-04-09T17:02:58+00:00 April 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |