Valencia and Ajax met in 2002/03. Then both matches between them ended in a draw 1:1. This did not prevent both teams together to step into the quarter-finals, leaving behind the favorites of the group, Arsenal and Roma.
In the playoffs, with Valencia and Ajax synchronously knocked out of the Milan team, Milan and inter. The beginning of the current group stage of the Champions League was for teams to be fully successful. They both won and it can also, as in 2002/03 together to reach the playoffs.
- The coefficients and forecast
Albert Celades is headed by Valencia less than a month and while the feel of the team’s results under him are twofold. On the one hand, “Valencia” for the first time in history managed to defeat Chelsea in the Champions League.
There is truth to the Spaniards was lucky, as Barkley for a few minutes before the end of the match he failed to convert a penalty in gate “Valencia”. Also in the last round of the Spanish La Liga “bats” inflicted the first defeat in the championship Athletic thanks to a goal by Cheryshev.
On the other hand, the team was defeated faded now Barcelona was unable to beat “Leganes” and “Getafe”, and in last match they were leading 3:1, but then relaxed and allowed the opponents to equalize. When Caladesi earned finally attack “Los Ches”. In all matches during his leadership of the they scored.
Note that the magic “Mestale” where “Valencia” is traditionally strong and can compete with the top teams of Spain, pales in the Champions League. In the last 6 matches in the group round of the Champions League at “Mestalla” Valencia have won three times and also lost three times.
In the match with Ajax Celades will have to use your squad as 3 players who played against Chelsea two weeks ago, injured. It Kondogbia, Gameiro and Jose Luis Gaya. Apart from them, recover from injuries more Piccini and Soler.
At Ajax everything looks just fine. In the first round of the Dutch house defeated Lille with the score 3:0, with goals from Alvarez, of Promesa and Tagliafico.
A few days after that Ajax have met with, perhaps, his main rival in the fight for the championship PSV and the match ended in a draw 1:1.
The only goal for Ajax scored Promes. Former player of Spartak in the next round scored a hat-trick in the match against “Fortuna”, and then “Ajax” is not easily beat “Groningen” with the score 2:0.
In the end, after 8 rounds of “Ajax” and PSV are in first place, with 20 points and not suffered a single defeat in the League, with Ajax the best attack in the League. Team scores are on average 3.3 goals per game.
In “Ajax” with the part no. Didn’t go to the match Labiad, which is cold, and David Neres has a little damage, which, most likely, will not prevent him to play.
The coefficients and forecast
I advise you to put on “both to score”. This rate was held in two personal meetings of these teams. After victories over Chelsea and Lille teams will try to personal confrontation to find out who among them will top the group. In this match will have goals in both sides, especially as Valencia and Ajax preach attacking football.