Ajax vs Liverpool prediction: How will Champions League fixture play out tonight?


European royalty meets in the Champions League on Wednesday night when Ajax host Liverpool.

The Dutch side topped their domestic table last year, but were not crowned champions as the season was abandoned early due to the coronavirus pandemic. They have started 2020/21 with good results, winning four from five in the league.

Liverpool won the Premier League at a canter, but haven’t won their last two fixtures either side of the international break.

Jurgen Klopp’s team also suffered the bad news of a long-term injury to Virgil van Dijk this week.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.

When is the match?

The game kicks off at 8pm on Wednesday, 21 October.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 2. Subscribers can also stream the match via the BT Sport website or app.

What is the team news?

The Dutch side should have an almost fully fit squad to choose from and could make a few changes from the weekend game, but forward Antony is out.

Liverpool are without the aforementioned Van Dijk, as well as goalkeeper Alisson, new midfielder Thiago Alcantara, centre-back Joel Matip and left-back Kostas Tsimikas. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is also a longer-term absentee. Naby Keita should be in the squad, however, after missing the weekend game.

Predicted line-ups

Ajax: Onana; Mazraoui, Schuurs, Blind, Tagliafico; Alvarez, Gravenberch; Neres, Kudus, Tadic; Labyad.

Liverpool: Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Fabinho, Robertson; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Odds

Ajax – 19/5

Draw – 7/2

Liverpool – 14/19

Prediction

Both teams will likely be on the front foot whenever possible as they have not been at their best defensively of late.

More attacking options and depth from the bench could turn the tide Liverpool’s way eventually on the night. Ajax 2-3 Liverpool.

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