Our betting experts at Ace Football preview the Europa League match between Ajax and Marseille. Keep reading to get the latest team stats and betting tips.
Ajax begins the season with aspirations of clinching the Europa League crown. Their campaign kicks off this Thursday with a home fixture against Marseille in the Group B opener at Johan Cruijff ArenA.
Team form: Ajax vs Marseille
In their most recent three matches, Ajax faced mixed results, with a 0-1 loss to Ludogorets, a goalless draw against Fortuna Sittard, and a 3-1 defeat to Twente. Looking at their Europa League record at Johan Cruijff ArenA, Ajax has won three of their last six matches there. They also recorded one draw and suffered two defeats during this period, scoring eight goals while conceding five.
Marseille’s recent form includes a 2-0 win over Brest and draws of 1-1 against Nantes and 0-0 against Toulouse in their last three outings. However, their performance in their last six Europa League away matches hasn’t been strong, as they haven’t secured a single win. Instead, they’ve recorded three draws and suffered three losses, scoring six goals while conceding 13 times during these matches.
Betting facts for Ajax and Marseille
Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Ajax and Marseille. The facts are based on the statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.
- In 17 of the last 19 Ajax matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In 9 of the last 11 Ajax home matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Ajax have conceded in 15 of the last 17 matches
- In 6 of the last 7 matches Ajax played, both teams scored
- In 6 of the last 7 Ajax matches the sum of goals was over 3.5
- In 14 of the last 16 Marseille away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 11 of the last 13 Marseille matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Marseille have not won the last 6 away matches in a row
- Marseille have conceded in the last 7 away matches in a row
- In 4 of the last 5 matches Marseille played, both teams scored
Players in form: Ajax vs Marseille
With another Europa League season about to kick-off, we are still a bit in the dark as to who will dominate the scoring charts for both Ajax and Marseille. Accordingly, we have listed some of the players who are expected to be getting it on for each team this season.
Popular markets: Ajax vs Marseille
Ajax won six of their previous 10 matches at Johan Cruijff ArenA. They drew three and lost one as well, while Marseille won three of their last 10 games away. They drew three and lost four.
Both teams to score
Ajax scored first in six of their last ten home games. Marseille scored the opening goal in five of a possible ten games. Ajax only managed one clean sheet in the previous 10 matches. Marseille claimed three clean sheets in their last 10 games.
Over 2.5 goals happened in eight of Ajax’s last ten matches. They pulled off an average of 1.8 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the last ten outings for Marseille, who managed to score 1.1 times in those matches.
Ajax vs Marseille Prediction
The Ajax vs Marseille match should be an interesting one to watch and play some predictions on, too. Therefore, we have come up with a free betting tip for this Europa League game.