Benfica vs Ajax betting tips

Benfica vs Ajax Betting Tips

Benfica let the title race slip away in Portugal as they drew 2-2 in their last game. However, they will have to let the disappointing results go as they clash with Netherlands giants Ajax in the UCL round 16 knockout first game.

Ajax is one of the top European teams that has been feared in recent seasons. They have been excellent in both their domestic league and their European games.

Will Benfica get themselves back up and do the almost impossible in this match against this feared club? We don’t know yet, but here is the team news and our tips for this game.

Benfica Form and Team News

Benfica started the season very well but is currently struggling for consistency. They have won just 2 games in their last 6 matches in all competitions. They lost 2 and drew 1, which has seen them lose further grip in the Portuguese title race.

They have scored 9 goals and conceded 8 in their last 6 games in all competitions, which doesn’t look good for them going into this clash. 

For the team news, Benfica has some players likely to miss this game due to injury, including Almeida, Lucas, Pinho, and Seferovic. 

Ajax Form and Team News

Ajax has been a Dutch and European powerhouse this season, and the reason can be seen in their run of results. Ajax has won their last 10 games in all competitions scoring 39 goals and conceding just 1.

They are top of their domestic league, Eredivisie, with 57 points, having won 18 of their 23 matches played, drawn 3, and lost 2 games. They have also scored 70 goals and conceded just 5 this season in their domestic league.

For the team news, Ajax will be without some players for this game due to injury, and they are Brobbey, Klaiber, Stekelenburg, Ihattaren, Tagliafico, and Timber.

Odds By Casumo

Ajax is Casumo’s bookie favorite to win this fixture at 1.76 odds, while Benfica is placed at 4.36 odds. If the match is to be a draw, the odds are 3.90.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

The Dutch team has been dominant against Portuguese opponents in their previous meetings. Also, they have been in excellent form scoring freely and conceding very little. 

Benfica has been having a bad run of results in their recent games, conceding a lot and scoring little. However, they are not underrated because they already have experience in European competitions and can navigate themselves through tricky fixtures. 

Below are our tips for this game.

Tip 1: Over 2.5 Goals

This tip looks like the outcome with a higher rate of occurrence. Benfica’s defense is currently in Shambles while Ajax is a high-scoring team. Ajax has scored an impressive 39 goals in 10 games, and Benfica’s defense has shipped in 8 goals in their last 6 games.

Also, Benfica has seen their last 6 games end with over 2.5 goals, and we think a similar outcome is on the cards to happen again.

For this match to end with over 2.5 goals, the odds at Casumo sportsbook is 1.63.

Tip 2: Ajax Win or Draw (x2)

Ajax has been in crazy good form this season, and they look unstoppable. They easily qualified to this UCL stage and blasted Dutch teams in the Eredivisie. 

Ajax has won their last 10 games with 39 goals and conceded only 1, which shows how sound they are in attack and defense. 

Benfica is going through a bad spell, and this match came too close for them. While they should not be underrated in the European lights, we believe they might not win in this game.

For Ajax to win or draw this game, the odds at the Casumo sportsbook is 1.21.


While this game might not be the most interesting UCL midweek clash, it will undoubtedly be exciting. Ajax is in beast mode this season, and Benfica is currently struggling. While Benfica should not be underrated even at poor form, we think this match came too soon for them, and they might find it hard to win Ajax.

We also believe that there will be lots of goals in this fixture. As this is football, anything can happen, and we hope to have a pulsating game.


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