Borussia Dortmund vs Ajax Betting Tips

Borussia Dortmund are hosting Ajax in the Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund on the 4th of November 2021, Thursday at 01:30 IST. Ajax have been steamrolling oppositions at will while Dortmund will need to turn the tables with the sort of team they have at their disposal. 

Borussia Dortmund Form and Team News

Borussia Dortmund are the second placed team in the group after three games. They have won two while also having had one game being on the losing side as well. They have been the second-best team in the German club football circuit in recent years, behind Bayern Munich, last season though they were trailing mostly in the middle of the points table and had to grind it out at the end to reach the third position in the end. They are playing against Ajax on Thursday at home. Borussia Dortmund’s recent form has been quite good, they have won seven in the last ten and have lost just three games in the lead up to this game. Dortmund cannot be the second fiddle to Bayern every time, they will need to step up their game and show what they are capable of in Europe and it can start with this season.

Newly appointed Marco Rose would be keen to make a statement in this season, they have started pretty well under him, teenage sensation Erling Haaland remains their biggest weapon and he has opened the campaign in fine fashion netting in a goal in this season so far. Marco Reus has enough experience behind him to really step up. They have a young team which everyone would love to have consisting of Reunier, Brandt, Bellingham, Reyna and co. Also, with this comes enough experience at the back in the form of Hummels, Emre Can, Akanji, Meunier and Guerreiro. 

Ajax Form and Team News

Ajax have in their team some of the most potent strikers which reflects in the team’s performance as well. In the group they have won all the three games played so far netting in a massive 11 goals while a conceding just a solitary goal. In the Eredivisie too, Ajax are the number one placed team with eight wins after 11 games. There too, they have hit 37 goals which is like ten goals more than the second placed team while conceding just two goals. This shows what the team is going through now, they are in the prime goal scoring form which is also contributing to wins which is the most important thing. Ajax are playing against Dortmund in a group game in the next match away and they would need to keep this intensity up for the remaining games as well. 

Erik Ten Hag has converted this team into a beast which is capable of scoring goals at will and also not letting the opposition to break them down easily. This is prime form of entertainment for the Ajax fans and football enthusiasts around the globe. Sebastian Haller has been literally unstoppable this season with six goals in the Champions League so far while also hitting seven goals in the league as well. Tadic, Berghuis, Danilo, Neres and Antony at the front line is what they are and this is combination that is wreaking havoc wherever they play. Argentinian Veteran Tagliafico has also been a talisman at the back performing to his capability. 

Odds by Casumo

Borussia Dortmund are favorites to win according to the Casumo Sportsbook. They are placed at 2.48 odds while Ajax is placed at 2.60. The odds for a draw are 3.90.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

Dortmund are favorites to win this tie given two reasons, one is their head-to-head form which is as good as it can get and second their team strength. Also, the recent record is also not that bad for the team in yellow. Ajax on the other hand have been winning everything on the way and losing only a handful in the leadup to this competition, but Dortmund at home can really turn on the heat. Goals will be available in plenty given a certain Erling Haaland and Hallerare on the pitch.

Tip 1: Total goals under 3.5

Borussia Dortmund have in the last ten matches across competitions have had sixmatches where the total goal tally was under 3.5 goals. While in the last five home games that Borussia Dortmund have played, they have managed to be under the limit in four matches of those. Ajax also were involved in five of the last seven matches which had the total goals to be under 3.5. Playing away from home, both of the last two games have also seen Ajax satisfying the above criteria to the fullest. Their onlyhead-to-head match played at Dortmund also had under 3.5 goals in total. So, the game between Borussia Dortmund and Ajax on Thursday will most likely have a total of under 3.5 goals in it. The odds for Total goals under 3.5 according to the Casumo Sportsbook is 1.74.

Tip 2: Borussia Dortmund total goals under 2.5

In the last four games in all competitions, Dortmund has managed to score under 2.5 goals in four of them. While they have managed to score within the 2.5 goal restriction in four of their last five home games. When playing away, Ajax has conceded less than 2.5 goals in each of their last ten games. Dortmund has scored under 2.5 goals in two of the last three encounters between the two clubs. Ajax have not conceded over 2.5 in any of the last fourteen games they have played across competitions to strengthen the above statement. As a result, Dortmund’s game against Ajax on Thursday will most likely end with Dortmund scoring under 2.5 goals. According to Casumo Sportsbook, the odds for Borussia Dortmund total goals under 2.5 are 1.94.


This rivalry has always been edgy recently with Ajax displaying character in the last game. We are in for a treat of the same on Thursday as well. Dortmund start as favorites but you never know, Ajax can turn it around as well. Summarizing on a couple of tips from above:

  1. Total goals under 3.5 @ 1.74.
  2. Borussia Dortmund total goals under 2.5 @ 1.94

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