Bayern Munich vs Ajax | UEFA Champions League | Date: Tuesday, 2 October 2018 | Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET | Venue: Allianz Arena (Munich)
Bayern is desperate to return the winners on Tuesday when they host Ajax in the second round of the Group E clash of the Champions League. The defending champions of the Bundesliga have dropped to second place in the national championship after losing 2-0 to Hertha Berlin in the capital on Friday night.
Niko Kovac’s troops have been content to score the last two games of the league after the 1-1 draw against Augsburg seven days ago. So they made two exits without winning for the first time in 12 months. However, at least the continental competition campaign has started well for the Croatian manager. Bayern survived the first test at Benfica by beating the Portuguese 2-0 against Luz on the day of the opening. Robert Lewandowski and Renato Sanches scored goals on occasion. Can the Bavarians keep the perfect record after this draw against Ajax?
Bayern Munich vs Ajax: Face to face
- The two teams met during the group stage of the elite competition 14 years ago.
- Bayern Munich won the draw 4-0, while the second leg in Amsterdam was 2-2.
- The Bavarians finished in second place against Juve, while Ajax finished third.
Bayern Munich vs Ajax: Prediction
The German heavyweights have been almost impeccable at home in the UCL group stage matches. They have won 24 of the last 25 home games in the group stage of the Champions League. Ajax is certainly not the team they should fear, but the recent form of Bayern is not promising.
De Godenzonen scores five points for PSV, reigning champion, after seven rounds in Eredivisie. In general, they have played well in most league games so far, expect the Philips Stadion where they fell 3-0 against the peasants who have a perfect record.
Ajax opened the UEFA Champions League campaign with three unanswered goals against Greece’s AEK Athens. Argentine left-back Nicolas Tagliafico was the big winner of the event.
However, Bayern is a big favorite and we would be surprised to see something more than a home win.
Bayern Munich vs Ajax: tips for betting
- Bayern Munich -1.5 handicap @ 1.57 (4/7)