Ajax – Sturm Graz is another interesting clash in the Uefa Champions League qualification stage with Ajax being the clear favorites in this one, but Sturm Graz will have a word to say for sure. The game will start at 20:30 and it will take place on Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Ajax will need to improve fast on their game because their preparation stage was disastrous. They won only one game from their last 7 games and things are not looking good for them if they want to play in the Uefa Champions League. The only win came with 7-0 but it was against a team from the Twedee Divisie. They ended their season really well after a disappointing middle stage and they couldn’t catch up with PSV in the end. The big problems are in the defensive part, but the attack isn’t shining either. It will be a tough game for them but they are certain favorites against a modest side from Austria.
Sturm Graz are back in the most important competition and they have a really hard task ahead of them. They need to knock-out Ajax if they want to play in the group stages of the Champions League. They are currently in a much better form then their opponents but we are talking about a whole new level. They have only one loss from 13 games played and they should feel confident before this game against Ajax. They have their chances and they should take advantage of the poor form that Ajax are in at the moment. A goal scored away from could be the saving for them and they should capitalize on that.
Ajax – Sturm Graz: Head-to-Head
This will be the first direct game ever played by these two teams.
Ajax – Sturm Graz: Prediction
A high-scoring contest is expected in this one in my opinion and we should see another face of Ajax. The games that they have played before were friendlies and they are not giving a certain pattern of what we will see in a more important competition. It’s obvious that they aren’t in the greatest shape but they are still one of the best teams from Netherlands. Strum Graz should score at least once in this game and take advantage of an away goal. That should be the most important thing for them and I think their coach is thinking just the same.
Prediction: Over 2.5 goals, Odds: 1.65
Stake: 10 units
Secondary Prediction: Both Teams To Score, Yes, Odds: 2.02
Stake: 7 units