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Ajax vs Atalanta Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Atalanta backed to get the draw they need

  • Ajax host Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday
  • The Dutch side must win if they are to advance to the second round
  • These two teams drew 2-2 in the reverse fixture earlier in the campaign
  • Atalanta have only managed 1 win in their last 6 matches
Atalanta vs Ajax
Ajax and Atalanta drew 2-2 when they met earlier in the group stage (Getty Images)

Ajax play Atalanta in a crucial UEFA Champions League match at the Johan Cruijff Arena on Wednesday. The hosts have to win while Atalanta will progress should they manage to avoid defeat in Amsterdam.

Ajax Form

Ajax come into this match knowing anything less than a victory will see them playing Europa League in the new year. 

Ajax have won five of their last seven since allowing Atalanta to come from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 in Italy earlier this season. 

That run saw Ajax beat Midtjylland 2-1 away and 3-1 at home in the Champions League. There were also convincing league wins over Fortuna Sittard at home (5-2), Utrecht away (3-0) and successive 5-0 victories against Heracles at home and Emmen away.

Ajax’s last Champions League match ended in a 1-0 defeat at Liverpool before losing lost 2-1 at home to Twente over the weekend. Dusan Tadic scored from the spot after an hour to level matters but Twente took all three points with a late goal.

Ajax Team News

Right-back Noussair Mazraoui is out injured, as are midfielders David Neres and Mohammed Kudus.

Sean Klaibar is likely to take the right-back birth while Lassina Traore could feature in attack.

Atalanta Form

Atalanta are in prime position to qualify for the next round ahead of Ajax but must avoid defeat in Amsterdam.

Usually Atalanta are a high scoring team, one of the highest scorers in Europe, but over recent weeks they have not been as prolific in front of goal. Since losing 5-0 at home to Liverpool the Italian side has not seen more than two goals in a match.

Following that 5-0 defeat, Atalanta drew 1-1 at home against Inter Milan and then 0-0 at Spezia. That was followed by a very impressive 2-0 win at Liverpool but they were brought back down to earth with a 2-0 home defeat to Hellas Verona.

Atalanta had a chance to all but secure their passage through to the next round of the Champions league in their last match, but drew 1-1 at home against Midtjylland. After conceding early it took the hosts to the 79th minute to find the equaliser through Cristian Romero.

Atalanta Team News

Midfielders Robin Gosens and Aleksay Miranchuk have both tested positive for COVID-19 so will not feature on Wednesday.

Forward Sam Lammers has joined goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini and centre-back Mattia Caldara on the treatment table.

Ajax vs Atalanta Head to Head

Ajax and Atalanta have only met on one occasion and that ended in a 2-2 draw earlier this season.

Ajax vs Atalanta Odds

Ajax are paying 2.30 to win with Atalanta available at 2.80. A draw is valued at 3.80 with bet365.

BTTS Yes is priced at 1.40 while No offers odds of 2.75.

Ajax vs Atalanta Match Up

One would normally expect this to be a high scoring affair but it could turn out to be rather cagey with so much on the line. Atalanta have not been their free-scoring selves of late while Ajax have it all to do as anything less than three points will see them eliminated from the Champions League.

Ajax vs Atalanta Stats

  • Ajax have seen under 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 home matches (UEFA Champions League).
  • Ajax have lost 3 of their last 4 home matches (UEFA Champions League).
  • Ajax drew their last match against Atalanta (UEFA Champions League).
  • Atalanta have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • Atalanta have drawn 3 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).

Ajax vs Atalanta FAQ

What is the best bet in Ajax vs Atalanta?

This match is tipped to end in a draw.

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Where is Ajax vs Atalanta being played?

Ajax vs Atalanta is being played at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

When is Ajax vs Atalanta being played?

Ajax vs Atalanta is being played at 17:55 GMT on Wednesday 9 December 2020. The game is taking place at the Johan Cruijff Arena.

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What competition are Ajax vs Atalanta playing in?

Ajax vs Atalanta are playing in the UEFA Champions League. It ended in a 2-2 draw when these two met earlier in the campaign.


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