Liverpool v Ajax tips – there could be fireworks at Anfield

Liverpool are still in the box seat to reach the Champions League last sixteen stage despite losing 2-0 at home to Atalanta last week, with the Reds having previously earned three consecutive victories.

Jurgen Klopp was unrepentant when it came to his team selection for the defeat against an attacking Serie A outfit knowing that the result was less important than keeping key players fit for a hectic run of fixtures which loom large on the horizon.

Liverpool Strong Favourites to Win

Liverpool might not have been at full-strength for the Atalanta game although Klopp can ill-afford another defeat in this clash despite the fact that they are expected to claim three points away at Midtjylland in their final match which would probably be enough to go through even if they lost to Ajax.

The Reds are trading at odds-on for this clash and we should expect Mohamed Salah to be featuring and at full-strength following his COVID-19 absence, while Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota could also feature from the start.

However, there are a number of players missing including Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold and it might be that Jordan Henderson is left out of the Starting 11 with further fixtures on the horizon.

Ajax Flying and Targeting Champions League Last Sixteen Spot

Ajax will host Atalanta in their final group game and therefore would love to have the situation in their hands when it came to this fixture, although a trip to Anfield could test their resolve and they lost against the same opponents at the Johan Cruyff Arena.

At the time of writing, Ajax sit top of the Dutch Eredivisie and they’ve not only racked up twenty-four points from nine games played but they have also secured 37 goals on the domestic front already, with Dusan Tadic continuing to thrive for the Netherlands champions despite many high-profile team-mates leaving the club.

Lassina Traore is a talented teenage who could pose a few problems for the champions of England and they enjoyed a comfortable 3-1 win over Midtjylland to set themselves up nicely for this clash.

What Are the Best Bets For This Match?

Although there was only one goal scored during the ninety minutes in Amsterdam, we’re expecting the net to bulge several times over when the teams meet at Anfield considering that there is plenty at stake for both sides.

Liverpool will surely aim to get on the front foot and we would be happy to punt on the Reds simply having had a blip against Atalanta and we’ll go for them to win the match, with some bookies offering around 1.70 or the home win.

If you’re looking for meatier betting odds, then you should maybe have a stab on the English champions to win and both teams to score, with Ajax having to get on the front foot considering that a draw would leave them under pressure going into that final game against Atalanta.

There are odds of around 2.70 that Liverpool win this game and both teams find the net, while some punters might instead prefer the 1.44 about the Reds and Ajax both finding the net as part of their accumulator bet.

We like the idea of Liverpool getting plenty of shots on target and outscoring their opponents, with a scoreline of 3-1 priced at 11.00 and we wouldn’t put any punters off the odea of backing the home side to win by a 3-2 scoreline at 18.00.


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