Erik Ten Haag will be hoping that Ajax maintain their 100% record in the Champions League when they take on a struggling Besiktas side in their fifth Champions League game of the season.
Ajax are on a roll!
The Amsterdam giants have been one of the most entertaining sides to watch in the competition this time around and are looking to break new ground in Europe after years of heartbreak. And who can bet against a team that has humbled Borussia Dortmund twice already?
Besiktas meanwhile, would be eager to move on from their European journey that has seen them put on woeful display after another. The Turkish outfit are rock bottom in Group E and have not taken a single point in the four games they’ve played.
Besiktas vs Ajax team news
Scoring goals will be a problem for the Turkish giants once again after Michy Batshuayi was ruled out due to a back injury. Kenan Karaman has not found the net in his last 16 appearances and is likely to lose his place to Cyle Larin.
For Ajax, Edson Alvarez is suspended for the game which means that Davy Klaassen is likely to replace the Mexican in midfield. Mohammed Kudus will continue to recuperate from a broken rib while Andre Onana could be handed a start after returning to the match day squad for the first time since serving a nine-month ban for violating doping rules.
Besiktas possible starting lineup:
Destanoglu; Rosier, Welinton, Vida, Yilmaz; Pjanic, Ucan, Hutchinson; Ghezzal, Larin, N’Koudou
Ajax possible starting lineup:
Onana; Mazraoui, Timber, Martinez, Blind; Gravenberch, Klaassen; Antony, Berghuis, Tadic; Haller
Besiktas vs Ajax betting odds
Here are the latest betting odds for Besiktas vs Ajax from Betfred:
Over 2.5: 51/100
Besiktas vs Ajax prediction
Ajax have been at their rampant best in Europe and some might even say that the Dutch giants are even better than they were a few years ago when they reached the last four of the competition. With Sebastian Haller scoring on a regular basis and Antony providing the spark, Ajax are expected to breeze past Besiktas who have struggled in Europe and in the Turkish league as well.
Predicted final score: Besiktas 0-3 Ajax
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