Ajax vs Auxerre – Champions League
October 18, 2010 ás 21:50
Pick: Both to Score @ 1.95 in Betfair / Result: (2-1)
Ajax is currently second in Dutch league with 10 points. Their home record is 4 wins and 1 loss. In these five games scored thirteen goals and suffered four. Ajax won last championship game, against NAC and thus ended a series of two games without a win.
In the Champions League the team has already one point, tied 1-1 when they received Milanand they had one lost in Madrid (2-0).
The home team has two main absences, defender Anita and midfielder Jong
Called players: Stekelenburg, Verhoeven – van der Wiel, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Emanuelson, Ooijer, Oleguer – de Zeeuw, Tainio, Lindgren, Eriksen, Enoh – Mido, Jozefzoon, Suarez, El Hamdaoui, Sulejmani.
Probable XI: Stekelenburg – van der Wiel, Ooijer, Vertonghen, Emanuelson – Lindgren, Enoh, de Zeeuw – Suarez, El Hamdaoui, Sulejmani.
Auxerre is in the seventeenth position in Ligue 1 with 8 points. Their away record is 1 win, 1 draw and 2 defeats. In those four games scored five goals and suffered four. The team lost four of its last six games. In the Champions League, the French team lost the two games, 2-0 on the visit to Milan and 0-0 at home against Real Madrid.
Visitors have some absences, especially midfielder Langil and striker Jelen.
Called players: Ré.Riou, Sorin – Hengbart, A.Coulibaly, Dudka, Grichting, Mignot, Berthod – Chafni, Birsa, Pedretti, N’Dinga, Sammaritano – Oliech, N’Tep, M.Bourgeois, Quercia, Contout.
Probable XI: Sorin – Hengbart, A.Coulibaly, Grichting, Dudka – Chafni, N’Dinga, Pedretti, Birsa – Contout, Oliech.
Conclusion: This is an important game for both teams, Ajax may still have some hope of getting the qualification, once they’ve got a home tie with Milan, Auxerre also could be reborn to this evidence in reaching a positive result. Additionally, third place also gives the right to continue in Uefa and this may motivate both teams to compete even more this game.
Ajax have a very powerful attack, with Suarez, but also very skilled Sulejmani and Hamdaoui is a good finisher. Auxerre will be without Jelen, who is perhaps his most dangerous attacker, but will take Oliech and Birsa, players who can put Ajax in trouble. The offensive propensity of Dutch football is well known, but their defensive weaknesses as well, so I think this game may have some goals and that both teams will be able to score, and this will be my bet.