The second leg of the Champions League qualifying playoffs takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday before the final line-up of the Europa League is decided on Thursday. Here are our top Ajax v APOEL Nicosia betting tips.
A Closer Look
It’s a tense evening for the teams involved and they are just 90 minutes away from the riches of qualification. One of the standout games of the night takes place in Holland where Ajax face off against APOEL Nicosia from 8.00pm on Wednesday 28 August. The Dutch side went painfully close to a place in last season’s final. That makes a bit of a mockery of the fact they have to qualify this year, but their fate is in their own hands.
Ajax came through the first leg with a goalless draw on the road. That makes this a straight shoot-out for the group stages. A race for the finish and Ajax have the benefit of home advantage, which should make all the difference. They would’ve preferred a scoring draw in the first leg and the benefit of an away goal. However, they go into Wednesday’s tie as betting favourite, and rightly so.
Locals Looking Good
Bookmakers seem in a rush to support the locals. So, punters looking to get their stake money down on Ajax will have to make do with the 11/50 offered by Unibet. That’s tight, but it is one of the better offers around. A second draw between these sides in-a-row is 11/2 at Unibet or the away win can be backed at 11/1 with the same firm. We’re aiming for a bigger price and will take Ajax -2 on the handicap at 6/4 with 10bet.