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Benfica vs Ajax Live | UEFA Champions League | Date: Wednesday, 7 November 2018 | Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET | Venue: Estadio da Luz (Lisbon)
Benfica will take its last train on Wednesday night when it will take Ajax in the fourth round. The Portuguese Espoirs left Amsterdam empty-handed after conceding a goal in the 92nd minute of Ajax’s back, Noussair Mazraoui, on a ball deflected by Odisseas Vlachodimos.
The Ajax now have seven points tied with Bayern Munich in the top of Group E and need a point here to take a big step in the round of 16 to be third in the Benfica with four points.
Mazraoui, once again, proved to be Ajax’s hero after defeating the leveler against Bayern Munich in the second round match at the Allianz Arena.
Benfica vs Ajax: Face to face
- The two teams will compete for the fourth time on Wednesday night.
- The game played two weeks ago at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam was his first official match.
- The teams won only one victory each in friendly matches played in 2009 and 2014.
Benfica vs Ajax: Prediction
Ajax will enter the game with an incomparably higher morality. They won six victories in all competitions, beating Willem II 2-0 this weekend. Kasper Dolberg and Frankie de Jong scored two goals early in the first half to pave the way for a comfortable home win for Ajax, which kept the playing field of defending champion PSV at the top of the Eredivisie general standings.
The story is completely opposite to Benfica, who were beaten 1-3 at home against Moreirense. It was his second consecutive loss in the league that pushed him into fourth place in the Primeira Liga standings. If we count the aforementioned loss to Ajax, the Eagles lost three consecutive games in all competitions.
Benfica has not scored more than once in the last three games. Knowing that Ajax has kept its network intact in eight of the last nine cases in all competitions, we really want visitors to keep a 3.75 blank score sheet here. The more conservative punters will want Ajax not to lose 1.55.
Benfica vs Ajax: Paris betting predictions
- Ajax or Draw @ 1.55 (11/20)
- Ajax keeps a blank sheet in 3.75 (11/4)