UEFA Champions League 2020-21 Matchday 4
AFC Ajax vs. FC Midtjylland – Thu, 26th November
UEFA Champions League 2020-21 Match Prediction:
Ajax will welcome FC Midtjylland in the Champions League on Thursday, providing them with an occasion to reinforce their hold of second place in Group D. Whereas, their opponents are making this trip to the Netherlands to end a run of successive defeats in this competition.
Ajax certainly does not possess the quality they had back in 2019 when they reached the finals, but they have currently gone six matches without a single defeat. They have sold away quality players like Donny van de Beek and Hakim Ziyech. They’re in really close competition with Atalanta to secure the second position on points table to qualify for the top 16.
Nevertheless, players like Erik ten Hag continue to help to move the club in the right direction. The last term both these teams encountered each other, the game ended with the result 2-1 in favour of Ajax. They also won 5-0 against Heracles. Their 2-2 draw against Atalanta on matchday 2 proved to be the difference between demotion and promotion in the Europa League.
Midtjylland have been competitive against Liverpool as well as Ajax, but sadly they haven’t even won a single game in all the three matches they’ve played in this Champions League season. Midtjylland have won all the three games they’ve placed recently in the Danish league.
Midtjylland currently holds the first position on the Danish Superliga points table. But they still have to make improvements to their defence as they have conceded 12 goals in nine matches. But their forward players like Sory Kaba have scored in his last two appearances.
Ajax’s form in all competitions: WDWWWW
FC Midtjylland’s form in all competitions: LLLWWW
We predict that Ajax will win 3-1 against FC Midtjylland because they’ve been a comparatively better team and also because they have the confidence boost as they haven’t lost a single game in the latest six games they have played.
Ajax FC will win this game.
Mohammed Kudus, Antony and Davy Klaassen won’t be playing the game on Thursday night for Ajax.
Noussair Mazraoui and Klaassen would have to withdraw due to the injuries they are currently facing. Whereas, Jurgen Ekkelenkamp and Zakaria Labyad are both pushing for a starting role in midfield.
For Midtjylland, Evander will have to miss out the game due to recording a positive coronavirus test. At the same time, other players like Kristian Riis and Oliver Olsen remain out due to injury. Brian Priske has already named the starting XI for all of his batches in the Group D.
Ajax’s possible starting lineup: Onana, Tadic, Klaiber, Neres, Schuur, Traore, Martinez, Tagliafico, Labyad, Blind and Gravenberch
FC Midtjylland possible starting lineup: Andersen, Kaba, Andersson, Mabil, Sviatchenko, Sisto, Scholzz, Paulinho, Onyeka, Cajust and Dreyer
We predict that Ajax will win 3-1 against FC Midtjylland because Ajax has already defeated them and they have a four-point difference on the table and also because Midtjylland is currently at the bottom of the Group D.