Ajax vs Roma Predictions and Betting Tips
The Europa League quarterfinals are set for this Thursday with all four games set to feature. Our focus for this one is at the Johan Cruyff Arena as Ajax take on Roma. Read on for our expert tips and predictions.
This would be only the third meeting between both sides. Ajax has one victory over the Italian capital club while the other game ended in a draw. How will this doubleheader pan out?
Can the Dutch Champions continue their impressive form?
The Eredivisie defending champions and current league leaders head into this game in search of their 8th successive victory in all competitions. They’re well on their way to yet another Dutch league title and as such, they would put lots of energy into winning a European title after many heartbreaks. In their most recent game, they narrowly beat Heerenveen 2-1 to maintain their 11-point lead at the summit of the standings.
Roma, on the other hand, has looked uncertain over the past few games with just one win in their last four matches. They’re one point out of the Europa League place having played a game more than the teams vying for the same spot. They failed to secure maximum points against Sassuolo last time out as both sides played out a 2-2 draw.
Ajax vs Roma Team News
Haller is unavailable, Onana is suspended while Blind and Mazraoui are both nursing injuries. With regards to the visitors, Mkhitaryan, Smalling and Zaniolo are all out injured while Karsdrop is suspended.
Ajax possible starting XI:
Stekelenburg; Tagliafico, Martinez, Alvarez, Timber; Rensch, Gravenberch; Klaassen, Neres, Antony; Tadic
Roma possible starting XI:
Lopez; Ibanez, Cristante, Mancini; Spinazzola, Diawara, Veretout, Peres; Perez, Pellegrini, Mayoral
Ajax vs Roma Prediction: 3-1
Ajax are in pretty decent form given their exploits in their domestic league. Roma, on the flip side, hasn’t impressed in recent weeks and given the unavailability of certain key players, it’s hard to see them leave the Netherlands with the tie in their favour.