Liverpool vs Ajax Predictions and Betting Tips
Liverpool looks to secure qualification to the knockout stage but will have to do it at the expense of Ajax this Tuesday. Read on for our expert predictions and tips.
Liverpool won at Amsterdam but the scoreline of that game at Amsterdam doesn't tell the full story. In the end, The Reds emerged 1-0 winners courtesy of Nicolas Taglifico own-goal just 10 minutes from the halftime break.
Reds' injury list causing issues
At first, it seemed Klopp and Co. were fine without a host of first-team players. However, their performance over the past two games has a contrary opinion. The Reds were cruising in the UEFA Champions League until they welcome Atalanta to Anfield last midweek. The Italians ran out 2-0 winners on the night via goals from Ilicic and Gosens. Although they're still at the top of the table, a loss for them might condemn them to 3rd place heading into the final game of the group stage.
Fast forward few days, the Reds controversially dropped two points away at Brighton in a game that finished 1-1- Jota and Gross netting for either side.
Ajax on a roll
Ten ag and his troops are in the form of their life taking into account recent performances. They head into this game in search of their seventh straight win in all competitions. This impressive run of form has helped them to top spot in the Eredivisie and just two behind group leader Liverpool whom the face this Tuesday. If they lose at Anfield and Atalanta don't drop points in their own game, they would be condemned to the Europa League. As such, this is pretty much a must-win game for them.
Liverpool vs Ajax Team News
Milner joins the Reds' long list of injured players following his hamstring injury against Brighton. Mohammed Kudus is the only injury casualty for the away side with the Ghanaian starlet still nursing his meniscal injury.
Liverpool possible starting XI:
Alisson; Robertson, Matip, Fabinho, Williams; Wijnaldum, Henderson; Mane, Firmino, Jota; Salah
Ajax possible starting XI:
Onana; Taglifico, Schuurs, Martinez, Mazraoui; Labyad, Klaasen; Tadic, Neres, Promes
Ajax does have a huge opportunity here to secure a monumental victory that throws the group stage wide open. However, we don't see the Reds losing two games in a row at Anfield, long injury list or not. For our correct score prediction, a narrow 2-1 victory is looking likely.