We’re counting down to Champions League action on Wednesday when Ajax come up against FC Midtjylland.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Ajax v FC Midtjylland can be found here - plus the latest betting odds.
Ajax, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 5-0 Eredivisie success over Heracles Almelo.
For Ajax, the scorers were Lassina Traoré (6'), David Neres (29'), Zakaria Labyad (36', 77') and Dušan Tadić (57').
Ajax have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, netting every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games.
They’ve hit an aggregate of 30 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 5.
FC Midtjylland will come into the encounter following on from a 1-2 Superliga win over AGF Aarhus in their previous fixture.
For FC Midtjylland, the scorers were Frank Onyeka (27') and Sory Kaba (34'). Patrick Mortensen (63') scored for AGF Aarhus.
Brian Priske's FC Midtjylland have slotted home a total of 9 times in the course of their latest six matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during those matches equals 9.
Head to head
The last league contest featuring these clubs was Champions League match day 3 on 03/11/2020 which finished with the scoreline of FC Midtjylland 1-2 Ajax.
That time, FC Midtjylland managed 44% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player to score was Anders Dreyer (18').
On the other side, Ajax got 5 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Antony (1') and Dušan Tadić (13') scored.
The match was refereed by Bobby Madden.
Team News: Ajax
Mohammed Kudus (Meniscal Injury) and Antony (Muscular problems) will not be able to play for Ajax manager Erik ten Hag.
Team News: FC Midtjylland
Midtjylland boss Brian Priske has to choose a team with limited availability. Evander (Corona virus), Oliver Olsen (Unknown Injury) and Kristian Dirks Riis (Unknown Injury) are not ready for selection.
It’s likely that FC Midtjylland will need to play some great football to put one past a Ajax lineup who seem set to create a lot of chances for themselves and convert these into goals.
We think that it’s going to be a very comfortable 3-0 winning scoreline for Ajax at the end of the game.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Johan Cruijff ArenA (54,990)
Captain: Dušan Tadić
Chairman: Frank Eijken
Manager: Erik ten Hag
Competitions: Eredivisie position 1, Champions League (Group D)
🔑 Star Man: Antony
Usually used in the Right Wing position, Antony was born in São Paulo, Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for São Paulo in the 2018 season, the dangerous Forward has managed 4 league goals in this Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 8 appearances.