The Champions League Quarterfinals continue on Wednesday with a battle between Italian and Dutch superpowers as Juventus travels to Amsterdam to take on Ajax. Both squads required dramatic comebacks in the second leg of their Round of 16 ties to advance to this point, and with each team’s fast-paced styles and creative midfielders, we should see even more fireworks in this one.
Champions League Quarterfinals
Ajax vs. Juventus
Date: Wednesday, April 10
Time: 3:00 PM ET
TV Channel: Galavision
Ajax vs Juventus Prediction
While Ajax is a yesteryear champion and longtime absentee from major happenings in Europe, Juventus has been a constant threat in that regard for the last several years.
At present, they are far more experienced and has the ability to deal with pressure much more. In the last four years alone, they twice reached the final of this competition, only to be halted by some Spanish giants.
Also, while Ajax has already exceeded expectations this season, Juve has not even done the bare minimum yet. Domestic success has become a habit for them, and only lifting this prestigious trophy will be acceptable to them.
Going on, Juventus has a 100% unbeaten record against Ajax and has progressed past them every time in Europe.
Also, the last six h2h matches returned five Juventus wins, and a draw. Impressively, Juventus has found the back of the net at this stadium every single time they made a visit.
And importantly, Juve deals with much more superior teams on a consistent basis, than Ajax do in the Eredivisie. Serie A is widely touted to be one of the most difficult leagues to take part in.
Finally, Juve has one hand on the Scudetto already, while Ajax has to perform at the maximum level in the next five match-days to thwart PSV from the league race. Expect a win for the Italians.
Juve will have the upper hand, but do not expect them to keep a clean sheet though. The free-flowing Ajax showed the world why they are considered the dark horses of the competition. Not only had the team scored in every game at their home this season, only twice have they failed to record at least two goals.
Moreover, only once have they failed to find the back of the net against Juve at this venue, and the Italians have conceded in six of their last ten trips on the road. Expect both sides to take part in the goal-scoring duty.