Liège – Ajax, in the first leg of the third qualifying round of the Champions League, it comes to the clash of each runner-up of their leagues last season. While Amsterdam won the last CL round against Sturm Graz with two victories, the Belgians are now entering the hot phase of qualifying.
Since both nations traditionally have a football rivalry, one can assume that they are heated games.
Due to the strength of the cadre, we tend to win away. This conviction is reinforced by the fact that Ajax seems to have gotten off to a better start in the season. Although the natural rivalry can lead to a cauldron and thus to a strong Liege, we expect Amsterdam to clinch the important away win.
Tip: Win Ajax Amsterdam – 2.14
Although Liège was only 6th at the end of the regular season, they were still able to reach the 2nd place due to the “interesting” championship mode in Belgium, as they played in the championship play-offs. Although traditionalists are likely to turn their stomachs on this system, it was certainly beneficial to Liege. With the Jupiler League already having 2 games left, it’s fair to say that Liège has started mixed with a close home win and a disappointing away draw.
If you take a closer look at the squad, you have to say that there are maybe 3 players in the international class: the Congolese Christian Luyindama, the Romanian Razvan Marin and, of course, the Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa. Hanover 96 fans is certainly also Sebastian Pocognoli a term that was already used in the Bundesliga.
Expected lineup Standard Liège
Ochoa – Fai, Cavanda, Kostas Laifis, Luyindama – Djenepo, Marin – Uche, Bastien, Mpoku – Emond
The name Ajax Amsterdam alone sounds like success. Every football fan can remember the great Ajax teams and players of the past. They are not for nothing multiple champions of the Champions League / European Cup of Champions. Who does not remember players like Johan Cruyff, Marco van Basten, Dennis Bergkamp? One can continue this list forever, but unfortunately, the present does not look too rosy for the Dutch record champions. Certainly they are good enough to be the best team in the Netherlands, but in Europe it would be a sensation to survive the group stage of the Champions League and, moreover, this would first have to be achieved. Here you should not be fooled by the Europa League Final 2017.
The current squad has some well-known players, such as Daley Blind, Dusan Tadic, the currently injured Kaspar Dollberg or the Schalke idol Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. Compared to the world class players of the past, these players are one size smaller.
Expected lineup Ajax Amsterdam
Onana – Mazraoui, de Ligt, de Jong, Blind – Beautiful, Tadic – Ziyech, Eiting David Neres – Huntelaar
Liege – Amsterdam on TV or in livestream
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