Ace Football previews the Europa League game between Ajax and Ludogorets who meet up this coming Thursday. The match preview includes the current team stats and a recommended betting tip.
Ajax go up against Ludogorets at Johan Cruijff ArenA this Thursday in a second-leg Europa League play-off match.
Going into the game, Ajax hold a 4-1 aggregate lead, having crushed Ludogorets in last week’s opening leg. Now, with the tie in the Netherlands, the Dutch giants look to finish the job in front of their home crowd.
Team form: Ajax vs Ludogorets
Ajax had mixed results in their last three matches, winning 4-1 against Heracles and defeating Ludogorets 1-4. However, they settled for a draw with Excelsior in a 2-2 match. Looking at their recent Europa League home matches, Ajax won half of their last six games while drawing one and suffering two defeats. During these matches, they scored eight goals and conceded five.
Ludogorets experienced mixed results in their last three matches, suffering a 1-0 defeat to Cherno More Varna and a 1-4 loss to Ajax. However, they bounced back with a convincing 5-0 win against Beroe. Looking at their recent Europa League away matches, Ludogorets didn’t secure a single win in their last six games on the road. Instead, they managed two draws but suffered four defeats. During these matches, they conceded 13 goals while scoring eight.
Betting stats and facts for Ajax and Ludogorets
Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when placing bets on the upcoming game between Ajax and Ludogorets. The facts are based on the stats from games played out across all tournaments.
- In the last 12 Ajax matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Ajax have not lost 17 of the last 19 home matches
- In 10 of the last 12 matches Ajax played, both teams scored
- In 10 of the last 12 Ajax matches the sum of goals was over 3.5
- In 9 of the last 10 Ajax home matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Ludogorets have scored in 27 of the last 29 matches
- In 9 of the last 11 Ludogorets matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Ludogorets have lost 5 of the last 6 away matches while scoring less than 1.5 goals
- Ludogorets have scored in 12 of the last 14 away matches
- Ludogorets have lost 5 of the last 6 away matches
Players on top: Ajax vs Ludogorets
Brian Brobbey has been in fine form for Ajax, finding the back of the net twice in recent Europa League matches. Meanwhile, Jakub Piotrowski has also been a notable contributor for Ludogorets, registering two goals in his last six Europa League outings.
Popular betting markets: Ajax vs Ludogorets
Ajax have been formidable at Johan Cruijff ArenA, winning six of their last 10 matches. They’ve also drawn three times and suffered only one defeat. In contrast, Ludogorets have struggled on the road, winning four of their last 10 away matches while drawing one and losing five.
Both teams to score
Ajax have been proactive in their recent matches, scoring the opening goal in four of their last ten games. On the other hand, Ludogorets have been even more dominant in this regard, scoring the first goal in seven of their last ten matches.
There were over 2.5 goals scored in ten of Ajax’s previous ten matches. They scored an average of 2.3 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in eight of the last ten games for Ludogorets, who managed to hit the net 2.7 times on average in these games.
Betting tip: Ajax vs Ludogorets
The match between Ajax and Ludogorets should be an interesting one to watch and play some bets on, too. Therefore, we have come up with a free betting tip for this Europa League game.