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Champions League – Besiktas vs Ajax: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Champions League match between Besiktas and Ajax and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Tonight’s Champions League drama will have Besiktas face the mighty Ajax as the visitors are looking to extend their winning run on the big stage. With four out of four victories in Group C, the Dutch side will comfortably sit into the next round of the European tournament.

The host, however, have been struggling to find their rhythm this year and have not registered a single point in the group stage so far. The Turkish club will hope to hold their defences against Ajax this evening as they search for consolation points in the competition.

Stats and facts for Besiktas and Ajax.

Facts are calculated for Champions League

  • Besiktas has lost the last 7 matches in a row;
  • Besiktas has lost the last 3 matches in a row at home;
  • Besiktas did not win the last 5 matches in a row at home;
  • Besiktas has lost in the last 7 of 8 matches.
  • Ajax has won the last 4 matches in a row;
  • Ajax has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
  • Ajax conceded in the last 9 of 11 matches;
  • Ajax scored in the last 7 of 9 matches.

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Current form — Besiktas v. Ajax

The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Besiktas desperate for points

The Black Eagles have had to endure a tough spell in their last 3 matches from which, they have nothing to show. They were beaten 4-0 by Sporting CP before Trabzonspor ran out 2-1 winners. A third defeat on the trot followed against Alanyaspor, who came out 2-0 winners.

Ajax grow stronger every game

De Godenzonen go into this encounter high on confidence following 4 wins from their last 6 matches. They have won all their games in the Champions League so far beating Dortmund, Sporting, and tonight’s opponents Besiktas. They will look to extend their strong form tonight with a goal-laden victory.

Just limiting an expected defeat might be the target for Besiktas here. Siding with Ajax at odds 1.36 is a no-brainer in the kind of form they are displaying.

Besiktas v. Ajax — fixture history

The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Ajax look to extend superior advantage.

The last match between Ajax vs Besiktas was a Champions League match back on 28 September 2021 and saw Ajax claim a 2-0 victory. Besiktas have the following 0-0-1 meeting statistics with Ajax.

Full Time Betting

If you prefer to bet singles or accumulators, the bookmakers will offer prices on this matchup. According to the bookmakers, Ajax are favourites to win. A bet on a win for Ajax will rack up your accumulator with odds 1.36, meaning the bookies predict they are in with a 74% chance of beating Besiktas. Do you want to place your money with Besiktas, the best odds are 7.50. Besiktas won just 1 of their last 10 home league games, while also drawing 6 of these. They had to endure 3 defeats in this run. Ajax won 5 of their last 10 away league games, whilst drawing 4 times. They were defeated 1 time in this run of matches.

When building your coming accumulator, you might want to add a draw, when Besiktas take on Ajax. The former played out a stalemate in no less than 6 of their previous 10 Champions League outings on home soil. The latter drew 1 of their previous 10 league matches.

BTTS

The chance of both teams to score (BTTS) in this match is as high as 59%, judging by the odds on offer with the bookmakers. This equals a decent payout of odds 1.70 if you wish to place a bet on BTTS. Accordingly betting on a “NO” in the BTTS market pays out at odds 2.05. Over / Under – stats message

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Over/Under Betting

The bookies believe in a match with plenty of goals, and if you believe so too, your best price is odds 1.44 on over 2.5 goals. That equals a 69% chance of this match having at least 3 goals. Should you prefer a low scoring bet your best odds are 2.75 for under 2.5 goals. Besiktas’s last 10 home league games saw an average of 2.8 goals per match. 9 of Besiktas’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Ajax’s last 10 away league games averaged 3.5 goals per game. 5 of Ajax’s last 10 away matches went over 2.5 goals.

Primary Goal Scorer

The home side will fancy some consolation goals in tonight’s home game with Cyle Larin being on top of the scoring list in their last five games. Whereas, Sebastian Haller has been untouchable this campaign for Ajax with 7 goals in his last four games.

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