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Liverpool vs Ajax Predictions: Champions League Odds & Best Bets

12:34 PM EDT 9/11/22
Mohamed Salah Darwin Nunez Liverpool 2022-23
The Reds are aiming to bounce back from a disappointing defeat on matchday one when they welcome the Dutch champions to Anfield

Liverpool is coming off a disappointing performance in their first Champions League fixture, losing 1-4 at Napoli. This kind of lopsided loss in a game they were expected to get a result was shocking to see out of the Reds.

Ajax started off their Champions League campaign with a bang, cruising past Rangers with a 4-0 home win.

The Dutch side dominated with 75% possession while attempting 17 shots (nine on target).

Let’s dive in to find the best bets and odds for the upcoming match between Liverpool and Ajax.

Frank Ammirante’s 2022-23 Overall Soccer Betting Record: 10-7 (+2.8 units)

Liverpool vs Ajax Odds

  • 3-Way Handicap: Liverpool (-196) | Draw (+375) | Ajax (+450)
  • Over/Under Goals: Over 3.5 (+105) | Under 3.5 (-143)
  • Both Teams to Score: Yes (-182) | No (+130)

Liverpool v Ajax odds are current as of Friday, Sept. 9 at 1:30 p.m. ET on BetMGM Sportsbook.

Despite their poor opener at Napoli, Liverpool remain relatively high favorites against Ajax. This demonstrates how difficult it is to win at Anfield. The Under is juiced up a bit, which gives us some value on the Over.

Liverpool vs Ajax Betting Tips

Simply put, the Reds were embarrassed in their loss against Napoli. We can expect them to put forth a much better effort in this home match where they desperately need to secure three points.

While Ajax blew out Rangers, getting a result at Anfield is a much more daunting task. They also just lost Brazilian forward Antony to Manchester United in the latest transfer window. While they obviously didn't need him against Rangers, that will likely be a different story against Liverpool.

Liverpool vs Ajax Prediction

Liverpool 3-1 Ajax

Liverpool are getting healthier with the return of Diogo Jota, giving them a dangerous group of attackers that includes Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. Ajax plays more of a free-flowing style, which can result in more goals here.

Look for the Reds to come out flying in this one.

Liverpool vs Ajax Best Bets

➕ Liverpool Moneyline (-196) at BetMGM Sportsbook

WAGER: 2 units

I'm going to make an exception in avoiding heavy juice by taking Liverpool on the moneyline here. Any time you can get them at greater than a -250 price at Anfield, you need to take it, especially when they're coming off such a bad loss.

➕ Over 3.5 Goals (+105) at BetMGM Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 unit

Both of these teams have the capability to really fill up the scoresheet. We saw Ajax pour on four goals against Rangers, while Liverpool put up nine at Anfield in an earlier EPL match against Bournemouth. I like getting the Over at plus-money here.