Ajax vs PAOK Thessaloniki Today’s Betting Prediction
Ajax had a positive result on PAOK’s difficult terrain, now led by Abel Ferreira. A score of (2-2) allows Ajax to qualify, even with a draw, at home, as long as it is a zero or a ball. It never hurts to remember the excellent season that the Amsterdam club had in the previous season, having reached the Champions League semi-finals and being crowned champions in the Netherlands. But this great season comes at a price, and two of the team’s core units (De Jong and De Ligt) headed for Barcelona and Turin respectively. Even so, Ajax has managed to maintain much of last year’s base, and it will be a matter of time before finding replacements for these two players, if it wasn’t for the best Ajax school in the world. So at Johan Cruijff Arena, Ajax have everything to move on to the group stage. PAOK will be a tough opponent, as you can already see the greater competitiveness that Abel Ferreira brought to the Greek team’s game. But the home team will be favorites to reach the much-desired Champions League group stage.
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The draw (2-2) confirmed that although PAOK were better, with Abel Ferreira coming in, Ajax are a team with more arguments. The result opens excellent prospects for the home team that can even draw, with less than 2 goals.
Last season Ajax played 9 games at the Johan Cruijff Arena in the Champions League. Only Real Madrid (1-2) and Tottenham (2-3) managed to come out with the Amsterdam win. Record for 5 wins and 2 draws.
PAOK held an excellent preseason. They have played 8 games in all, including the Champions League, and have only lost 1 game, won 5 and tied 2.
PAOK have shown great ease in scoring, so they score more than 2.5 goals in 7 of the 8 games played.
Football Betting Prediction Explained Ajax vs PAOK Thessaloniki
Knowing Abel Ferreira’s profile, PAOK will not “deliver” the draw, and they know they will have to score in the Amsterdam Arena. This should not be a problem for the Greek team, but the fact that they do not concede goals. A win, if only by (0-1) qualifies the Greek team, but it will be very difficult for PAOK to leave Amsterdam without conceding a goal. Not being able to win, PAOK will have to score at least 2 goals, so this game has everything to have over 2.5 goals, even for the offensive form as both teams play. But it will be hard to imagine a clear (3-0), so for over 2.5 to be hit will be with the goals of both teams. With both scoring at 1.96, it will be an even higher value bet, so it will be the best choice for this game.
Betting Prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Prediction Today: Both teams to score