Prediction Europa League: Ajax - Roma
- Title : Prediction Europa League: Ajax - Roma
Europa League is back with the first leg of the quarter-finals on Thursday 8 April. Among the Italian teams, it is again Paulo Fonseca's Roma who, starting at 21:00 and flies to the Johann Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam to visit Erik Ten Hag's Ajax. The return match is scheduled in a week, Thursday 15 April, at the Olympic stadium.
Ajax qualified for the quarter-finals, beating Lille and Young Boys in the knockout stages. They first overtook the French, winning 2-1 in France and then repeating themselves with the same result at home. Two victories also came against the Swiss, starting with a 3-0 home win and then the 2-0 win in Switzerland. Speaking of the Dutch championship, in the last round of the Eredivisie, Ten Hag's team won 2-1 against Heerenveen, remaining firmly at the top of the standings plus eleven over AZ Alkmaar and PSV Eindhoven.
On the other side, Roma have also made a clear path so far in the knockout phase. The Giallorossi first eliminated Braga, winning 2-0 in Portugal and again at home in the 3-1 at the Olimpico. Then came a double victory also against Shakhtar, beating the Ukrainians 3-0 at home and then also 2-1 in Kiev. Moving their sights on Serie A, Paulo Fonseca's team drew 2-2 on the Sassuolo field last Saturday, further complicating the run-up to a place in the Champions League.
AJAX (4-3-3): Scherpen (Stekelenburg); Rensch, Timber, Martinez, Tagliafico; Alvarez, Klaassen, Gravenberch; Antony, Tadic, Neres. Coach: Erik Ten Hag.
ROMA (3-4-2-1): Pau Lopez; Mancini, Cristante, Ibanez; Peres, Villar, Veretout, Spinazzola; Pedro, Lor. Pilgrims; Dzeko. Coach: Paulo Fonseca.
As for my prediction, I expect to see a match with a lot of quality and opportunities. Roma will have to pay attention to Ajax's many offensive qualitys, but at the same time cannot sit back and only defend. I think both teams will go for the victory today and my bet will be over 2.5 goals in total.
If you are looking for higher odds, I would suggest over 2.5 goals and both teams to score.
|Prediction||Over 2.5 goals|
|Start Time||21:00 : 08-Apr-21|