Ajax vs Real Madrid :- Match preview, team news and prediction

Yesterday’s Champions League round-16 fixture saw Manchester United crumbled to a 2-0 home defeat to Paris St-German who played without their influential strikers Neymar and Edison Cavani.

Goals from Presnel Kimpembe(53rd minute) and Kylian Mbappe (60tth minute) were enough for the Les Parisiens’ to record an important away win.

In other game of the day, Roma defeated Porto 2-1 thanks to 19-year-old Nicolo Zaniolo’s brace. Adrian Lopez found the back of the net for the Portuguese giants but it was a mere consolation.

In today’s game, Ajax welcome Real Madrid to Amsterdam while Tottenham play host to Borussia Dortmund at Wembley. Our focus is on the game involving the Eredivisie giants and the current Champions League title holders Real Madrid.

Match Preview

Ajax host in-form Real Madrid in their Champions League round-16 first leg tie later today. The Eredivisie giants are presently far from their usual blistering form as they have won just one of their last four domestic games.

They were defeated 1-0 by Hercales on Friday but wish to return to winning ways by making life difficult for the European Champions at the Johan Cruyff Arena.

Real Madrid, at the other hand, are back to their impressive form under Santiago Solari and they will want to continue their dominance over the Dutch side.

The Los Blancos comfortably put three goals past Jan Oblak in their 3-1 victory over local rival Atletico Madrid at Wanda Metropolitano last weekend. They’ve managed to find their way back to the second position on the Spanish league standings after languishing at ninth position some months back.

Team news

Real Madrid didn’t suffer any fresh injury ahead of the game, though, Isco and Llorente are still out of action due to their respective injuries.

As for Ajax, young defender Frankie De Jong — who will be on his way to Barcelona by the end of the campaign — returned back from injury last week and put in a 70-minute performance before he was subbed off by Erik ten Haag.

It remains unknown if he is fully fit for tonight’s clash with Real Madrid. Meanwhile, Ten Haag will be without his favorite centre-back Lisandro Magallan as result of injury.

Our prediction

Real Madrid are in top form, hence, defeating Ajax shouldn’t be any problem.

Considering the fact that Ajax haven’t lost a home game in 21 European fixture, you might want to give them benefit of doubt and predicted a score draw. Real Madrid should be able to emerge 3-0 winners over their Dutch opponents.

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