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Champions League – Ajax vs Borussia Dortmund: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Champions League match between Ajax and Borussia Dortmund and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

A top-of-the-table clash awaits in Group C as Ajax and Borussia Dortmund lock horns in Amsterdam on Tuesday.

Two wins from as many games leaves both sides tied on six points at the top of Group C. Thanks to a superior goal difference, Ajax pip Dortmund as leaders in the standings. But all that could change on Tuesday in what is, in some ways, the first match of a two-legged playoff for first place.

Our tip

Facts and figures for Ajax vs B. Dortmund

  • Ajax conceded in the last 10 of 12 matches;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Ajax’s last 3 of 5 matches;
  • Ajax scored in the last 5 of 7 matches.
  • B. Dortmund has won in the last 4 of 5 matches when playing away;
  • B. Dortmund scored in the last 17 of 19 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in B. Dortmund’s last 8 of 10 matches;
  • B. Dortmund conceded in the last 7 of 9 matches.

Current form — Ajax v. B. Dortmund

Sons of the Gods continue to collect points

Ajax look to continue their current momentum with another positive result. Erik ten Hag’s side are a bit back and forth at the moment, but at least mostly forth, as they beat Besiktas by 2-0. Following that up proved too difficult, as they lost 1-0 against FC Utrecht, before claiming 3 points in a 2-0 win against SC Heerenveen.

BVB on a roll

Borussia Dortmund will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. In their last 3 matches, Marco Rose’s side defeated Sporting CP 1-0 and won again 2-1 against Augsburg. They made it 3 wins in a row last time out by beating Mainz 3-1.

According to the bookmakers, Ajax are favourites to win. Betting on the away win will get you odds of 3.05, meaning the bookies predict they have a fair chance of claiming all three points. For placing your bet on Ajax, the best price at the time of writing is 2.33.

Ajax v. B. Dortmund — fixture history

Having ruminated in a lower division for a while Borussia Dortmund will face off against Ajax for the first time in 9 years.

Ajax head into their upcoming match against Borussia Dortmund with a 0% winning record in recent Champions League meetings. In 2 encounters, that amounts to a 0-0-2 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 100%.

Current table in the Champions League

Primary goalscorer

Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Steven Berghuis. He is the top-scoring player for Ajax in their last 6 matches. He managed to find the back of the net 3 times, and will surely want to add some more goals against Borussia Dortmund.

The visitors will be looking to an in-form Erling Braut Haaland to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently. The striker has netted 8 goals for Borussia Dortmund in their last 6 matches.

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