Benfica vs Ajax Betting Tips
With the position threatened, coach Rui Vitória commands Benfica this Wednesday, November 7, against Ajax. The match is part of the schedule of the fourth round of the 2018/2019 European Champions League, the first of the second round. Marked for the stadium of the Light, in Lisbon, the confrontation begins scheduled for 18h (Brasília time).
The duel is part of the E, which has the lead divided between the Dutch and Bayern Munich with seven points. The Portuguese, with three, are in third place and need the win to keep their hopes of qualifying for the round of 16. Greece’s AEK, still uncharted, is in the flashlight.
A sea of white handkerchiefs was waved at the Luz stadium on Friday, November 2, after Benfica’s 3-1 loss to Moreirense in the ninth round of the Portuguese Championship.
It was not a tribute to the dead on the Day of the Dead, but rather a rally demanding that Rui Vitoria be fired after the club’s third consecutive defeat. Benfica had been beaten by Belenenses 2-0 in the Portuguese League and Ajax 1-0 at the close of the first round of the UEFA Champions League group stage.
In fact, the crisis had been ‘hidden’ since last season when Benfica, after winning four consecutive titles, saw Porto take the trophy. It had been ‘frozen’ with the good start of the season, which included a 1-0 win over the rivals.
However, the defeat in Amsterdam, in game that Benfica managed to hold the tie until the final minutes, caused the club to shake. The two failures in the Portuguese Championship, toppled the team in the table of classification of the tournament. Staying in the 17 points (five wins, two draws and two losses), he fell to fourth place.
Thus, elimination in the Champions League of Europe could precipitate the departure of Rui Vitoria. For the game this Wednesday, the coach, in addition to the pressure of the fans, should still have to deal with the casualties of defenders Tyronne Ebuehi and Cristian Lema; and striker Haris Seferovic, who are handed over to the medical department.
Ajax live a completely different scenario from the Portuguese club. On Saturday, October 3, at their home stadium, they defeated Willem II in a game that included the eleventh round of the Dutch Championship and established a six-match losing streak including three-match clashes.
For the Eredivisie were four games that led the team to 28 points (nine wins, one draw and one defeat). It did not change the situation of the club in the dispute, since the PSV continues in the leadership with use of 100%. The Ajax follows in the chase with five points difference.However, in the Dutch Cup, while the rival was eliminated, Ajax made 3-0 in the Go Ahead Eagles and secured their place in the round of 16. Now you have the Wheel ahead. The sixth win of the series was just 1-0 at Benfica, which opened the possibility of securing a place in the last 16.The vacancy will be ‘stamped’ in case of new success.
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For this, coach Erik Tem Hag has only one question regarding athletes who are regularly used on the main team. This is the midfielder Carel Eiting, who is in the process of recovery from ankle injury.The teams have faced twice before the duels for the European Champions League 2018/2019 version, but in friendlies. In 2009, Benfica won 3-2. In 2014, Ajax scored 1-0.Without losing nine games (eight wins and a draw), Ajax will be able to perform in Lisbon in the most enjoyable way: by exploiting counterattacks at speeds. Faced with a pressured club is likely to be successful in this strategy and therefore, the prognosis in his victory seems to be the most appropriate option.
Bet Tips: Benfica