Our betting experts at Ace Football preview the Europa League match between AEK Athens and Ajax. Keep reading to get the latest team news, stats and betting tips.
The Group B Europa League game at OPAP Arena this coming Thursday sees visitors Ajax facing home side AEK Athens.
Form: AEK Athen vs Ajax
AEK Athen Form
In their last three matches, AEK Athens beat Panathinaikos by 1-2 and Atromitos by 2-1, before losing against OFI Kreta by 2-0. AEK Athens just have a single home win to show from their efforts in the past six Europa League matches at the OPAP Arena. They also drew one and lost four of these six encounters, in which they scored seven and conceded 14 goals.
In their past three games, Ajax lost 3-1 against Twente, drew 3-3 with Marseille, and lost 0-4 against Feyenoord. Ajax managed a decent return of three wins in their last six Europa League away matches, in which they scored ten while also conceding eight times. They also experienced one draw and two defeats.
Betting stats for AEK Athens and Ajax
Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when betting on the upcoming match between AEK Athens and Ajax. The facts are based on the data from matches played across all tournaments.
- AEK Athens have not lost 24 of the last 26 home matches
- AEK Athens have scored in 24 of the last 26 home matches
- In 8 of the last 9 matches AEK Athens played, both teams scored
- AEK Athens have not lost 15 of the last 17 matches
- AEK Athens have scored in 12 of the last 13 matches
- In 14 of the last 16 Ajax matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In 14 of the last 16 Ajax away matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In 8 of the last 10 matches Ajax played, both teams scored
- In 8 of the last 10 Ajax matches the sum of goals was over 3.5
- Ajax have conceded in 14 of the last 16 matches
In-form players: AEK Athens vs Ajax
Having scored just once lately in the Europa League, Petros Mantalos will be eager to hit the target again, and the upcoming game presents an opportunity to step up. Ajax hope Brian Brobbey can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to his tally of two Europa League goals in his last six Europa League games.
Popular markets: AEK Athens vs Ajax
AEK Athens claimed five wins, drew four and lost one of their previous 10 home matches across all tournaments. Ajax won two, drew two and lost six of their last 10 games away.
Both teams to score
Surprisingly, AEK Athens only scored the first goal of the match in three out of their last ten games. Ajax got the opening goal in four out of their last ten away games. Both teams have scored in the last five home games AEK Athens played. Both teams have been quite terrible at keeping their opponents at bay in recent matches. While AEK Athens managed to keep a clean sheet in zero of the last 10 games, Ajax kept their opponent from scoring in one of their last 10 matches.
In the last ten matches for AEK Athens in all competitions, there were more than 2.5 goals in six of them, and AEK Athens scored an average of 1.5 goals. For Ajax, there were more than 2.5 goals in eight of their last ten games, and they scored an average of 1.6 goals in these games.
Suggested bet: AEK Athens vs Ajax
To summarize, the upcoming Europa League clash seems to be a good opportunity to place some bets. Taking into account the stats and facts for AEK Athens vs Ajax mentioned in this article, we are offering a free betting tip below.