Ajax secured their group win and a spot in the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League a while back. After five wins in a row, the final group game against Sporting CP is now scheduled. The match will make no difference for the Amsterdammers, but can provide some extra millions of euros in the club coffers. Ajax will have to do it without captain Dusan Tadic. The Serbian is suffering from back problems and will miss the match. A remarkable fact, because Tadic played all matches so far in the current season.
Ajax will adjust the basic team in several places. Coach Erik ten Hag has already indicated that several reserve players will get the chance to prove themselves at the highest European soccer level. It seems likely that Tagliafico and Klaassen will start against Sporting CP. Earlier, the first team of Ajax won 1-5 in Lisbon and that was thanks to the goal hungry striker Haller. Another victory over Sporting CP would be a historic achievement, as Ajax managed to finish all six group matches victorious. By the way, you can free bets india on the game.
Ajax is currently unbeaten 10 matches in a row. The Amsterdammers managed to win eight of the last ten matches. They only drew against Heracles Almelo (0-0) and Go Ahead Eagles (0-0). Last Thursday Ajax won 5-0 against Willem II. The Amsterdammers were given a rest last weekend ahead of the match against the Portuguese top club. At home, Ajax managed to win eight of the last ten matches.
Sporting CP is on an impressive run with victories. The team managed to win 12 soccer matches in a row. It even lost only one of the last 15 games. The Portuguese top club is in 2nd place in the pool with 9 points. A draw would already be enough for the team to reach the next round, which would mean the elimination of Borussia Dortmund. The Portuguese recently won 3-1 against the German top club, also thanks to two goals from Pedro Goncalves.
In away games, Sporting CP has also been in good shape. The top club managed to win the last five away games and scored 15 times. However, Sporting CP had to concede four goals in the last five away matches.
Ajax will start the final match in the group with a few reserves. However, the Amsterdammers still have a better selection. The home advantage is there, but unfortunately no supporters are allowed in the stands. Sporting CP is coming to Amsterdam for a result and will make things difficult for the home team. Nevertheless, we see Ajax taking the win in their own Johan Cruijff Arena.