Real Madrid welcomes Ajax
The European champion Real Madrid welcomes Ajax in a second match from the Champions League 1/8-finals at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in the Spanish capital. Let’s have a look at this fixture in our winning soccer predictions.
Real Madrid have an advantage after the first leg in Amsterdam. The game at the Johan Cruijff Arena ended with a 2-1 win for Los Blancos. Karim Benzema opened the score after the halftime break, but Hakim Ziyech equalised for the home team. Real Madrid made their final strike just three minutes before the end of the game, when Marco Asensio scored after an assist from Daniel Carvajal.
We can say that Real Madrid are hosting Ajax in a delicate moment for the club. In just a few days, Los Blancos suffered two defeats against their biggest rival Barcelona. First they were crushed with 0-3 by Barca in Copa del Rey. After this, Santiago Solari’s team lost against the нCatalans in La Liga as well. In both games Real Madrid didn’t score a single goal. It was really dissapointing for them.
Ajax on the other hand are not in the best possible position to challenge PSV for the title in the Eredivisie. Right now they are 5 points behind PSV, being second in the standings. In their last game in the league Ajax celebrated a win, though, beating ADO Den Haag with 5-1 away from home. Hakim Ziyech scored a brace for Ajax, while Donny van de Beek, Dusan Tadic and Kasper Dolberg also scored for Erik ten Hag’s team.
In our conclusion for the Champions League fixture between Real Madrid and Ajax we can say in our winning soccer predictions that the Spanish side is a big favourite after the result in Amsterdam. Ajax must look for goals in Madrid, which will leave much of an empty space for the home side.