Ajax v Standard Liege Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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This tie is finely poised and with the Eredivisie side having a history of high scoring Champions League qualifiers, we are backing goals to be scored

Ajax hold a slender advantage going into this second leg, although they should be in a much stronger position after going 2-0 up last week in Belgium before switching off in the last 25 minutes and allowing Standard to salvage a draw.

Both sides endured home draws against modest opponents in their respective league games at the weekend and it is likely that Ajax and Standard Liege are more focused on their forthcoming European showdown.

Latest odds

Ajax won 14 of their 17 home matches in the Eredivisie last season, although they have only won one of the last five Champions League qualifiers they have played in Amsterdam.

bet365 price them as clear favourites however at 4/11 (1.36), with Standard available at 15/2 (8.50).

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The hosts have drawn three of their last four home qualifiers for the Champions League and another stalemate is priced at 15/4 (4.75).

Team news

Klass-Jan Huntelaar and Frenkie de Jong were both on the bench for Ajax's weekend draw with Heracles but both should return to the starting eleven on Tuesday night.

Young Danish striker Kasper Dolberg is yet to feature this season after picking up an abdominal strain.  

Preview

Ajax have not made the group stages of the Champions League since 2014, during which time they have suffered eye-catching defeats in qualifiers to the likes of Rapid Vienna and FC Rostov.

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One thing has remained consistent, however, in their quest to return to Europe's premier club competition; in the 11 qualifiers they have played since 2014 Ajax have scored in all of them.

Finding the back of the net last season domestically was also no problem for Erik ten Hag's side and despite finishing as runners up in the Eredivisie, they were the division's top scorers.

However, in those 11 Champions League qualifiers Ajax have kept just a single clean sheet and with Standard knowing they must score to progress, we could be in for a high scoring match.

Tips and predictions

Both teams to score looks like an extremely solid selection at 4/5 (1.80) while over 2.5 goals is priced at 4/7 (1.57). Combining those two bets could also be wise and offers potential value at 11/10 (2.10).

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Both teams to score at 4/5 (1.80) for a 3pt stake with bet365

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