Place: Allianz Arena. Munich.
Date: on the 02nd of October, 2018 (Tuesday)
Match start: 20:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Champions League.
In the first round Niko Kovač‘s football players have confidently won away match over Benfica (2:0). The second goal was scored by Renato Sanches who for a long time was a loaned player but at last has found also the place in the field in the shirt of the Munich club.
Since the first round of the Champions League a lot of things have changed in the home championship. If earlier Bayern was considered to be the leader, then after the meetings with Augsburg (1:1) and Hertha (0:2) this status is being questioned. After six rounds Müller and the company are sharing the second place with Berliners and Borussia from Dortmund has taken the 1st place.
Sanches has shown the great football in Lisbon and his actions were terrible during the meeting with Hertha. The Portuguese in 63 minutes in the field gave only 23 assists while his position obliges to at least three times effective participation in the positional game.
All field football players of the starting lineup of Bayern against the Old Signora have made minimum one shot on goal and have gained 25 shots. Unexpectedly, Thiago Alcântara (4 attempts to score) became the most active in this plan.
The team of Erik ten Hag won against AEK (3:0) in the first round but afterwards lost to PSV (0:3) in the championship. The rival from Eindhoven is ahead in the standings on 5 points already, therefore it is especially important for the club from Amsterdam to please the fans with progress on Euro arena.
The goals missed from PSV make 75% of the Ajax passive after seven rounds. One more was scored by Heracles (1:1) in the first round. Actually, these two matches are the only ones in which club from Amsterdam has lost points within Eredivisie.
Returning to the first round of the Champions League and the match with Greeks, it is necessary to mention amazing performance by Nicolás Tagliafico. The Argentinean not only scored the double from three shots on goal but has also managed to earn the yellow card. Considering his position — the wingback, the similar outcome doesn’t seem to be strange.
These teams have met with each other in two Champions League campaigns. In the season 1994/1995 young and impudent team from Amsterdam broke Germans at home arena in the return semi-final (5:2) after the goalless draw in Munich. In 2004 teams have met already in the group and this time results were opposite — 4:0 in favor of Bayern at home and 2:2 in Amsterdam. Germans have moved in the playoffs.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Bayern vs. Ajax
Bayern to win – 1.21
Draw – 7.60
Ajax – 16.00.
We don’t believe that the guests will be able won on Allianz Arena. And ten Hag for certain understands this fact therefore from the first minutes he will think how to organize the fast attacks of the team. We believe that Bayern will be prepared for success but this won’t save the team from problems in defense. So Ajax will surely get its chances.