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Champions League – Ajax vs Sporting CP: Betting Preview

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

An exciting match could be on the cards on Tuesday when Ajax bid welcome to Sporting CP at Johan Cruijff ArenA.

Both clubs are through to the last-16, although they’ll both want to win this one for different reasons. Ajax, for one, would love to round off their Group C campaign with six straight wins. Sebastien Haller will no doubt hope to add to his goal tally here as well, as he looks to steer clear of Robert Lewandowski in the goal charts.

As for Sporting, revenge is on the agenda. The Portuguese giants suffered a humiliating 5-1 defeat to Ajax last out at home, and they would love to go even at Amsterdam.

Ajax vs Sporting CP stats and analysis

After collecting 15 and 9 points respectively from their initial five Champions League matches, Ajax and Sporting CP have secured their places in the next round.

Stats and facts for Ajax and Sporting CP in Champions League.

  • Ajax has won the last 5 matches in a row;
  • Ajax has won in the last 5 of 6 matches;
  • Ajax conceded in the last 10 of 12 matches;
  • Ajax scored in the last 8 of 10 matches.
  • Sporting CP has won the last 3 matches in a row;
  • Sporting CP conceded in the last 15 of 17 matches;
  • Sporting CP conceded the last 16 matches in a row when playing away;
  • Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Sporting CP’s last 5 of 7 matches.

Lineup Ajax vs Sporting CP

Current form — Ajax v. Sporting CP

Ajax have really been enjoying their football in their previous 3 matches, which started off with a 1-2 win against Besiktas. They went on to beat Sparta Rotterdam by 0-1, before also getting the better of Willem II in a 5-0 victory.

Sporting CP have been in awesome shape going into this next encounter, as they won their last 3 matches on the bounce. B. Dortmund got left behind in a 3-1 win, before Tondela got hammered in a 2-0 victory. Benfica was the most recent victim in a 1-3 win for Sporting CP.

Ajax v. Sporting CP — fixture history

In the one and only time the two teams faced off against each other, Ajax came away as 1-5 winners. In was a match played at Estadio Jose Alvalade back in September 2021 in the Champions League.

Full Time betting

Bookmakers offer prices on this upcoming match, whether you like to bet accumulators or singles. Analyzing the prices with the bookmakers, Ajax have a very strong chance of beating Sporting CP. They have odds of 1.42, while you can bet on a draw at 5.25. An away win pays out at 8.00.

Top goalscorer

Ajax will be looking to Sebastien Haller to find the net once again. He is on 5 goals in their last 6 matches. It has also been a great season so far for Pedro Goncalves, who bagged 5 goals for his team. Bringing that kind of form to the table naturally makes him an interesting prospect from a betting perspective.