The 2017 Europa League champions, Ajax, were eliminated from the Champions League at the beginning of the current campaign as Liverpool and Napoli were superior opponents to the Dutch behemoth. They finished third in the group stage and earned their sole points against the bottom team, in this case the Rangers. Since then, the Amsterdammers, who are accustomed to dominating the local competition, have had a string of unexpectedly poor league performances.
After finishing third in the Eredivisie for 6 straight games, the club fired its coach Alfred Schreuder at the end of January and hired an ex-player as its new coach, John Heitinga. Prior to this first leg, Ajax faced Twente for a spot in the Dutch Cup quarterfinals and welcomed Waalwijk in an effort to secure a third straight league victory.
The potential departures of the injured Turkish defender Kaplan, of the youthful left-back Baas, and of the midfielder Grillitsch, should be taken into account for Ajax. When evaluating the club’s performance during the transfer window, Daley Blind represents the only significant loss, but the Dutch team has improved in their goalkeeping department.
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When the former Montpellier Gerónimo Rulli showed up, he immediately seized Pasveer’s previous position at the starting line. Meanwhile, Mohammed Kudus, who was this team’s early-season main strength, should undoubtedly form the offensive trident with Tadic and winger Bergwijn.
Now let’s take a look at the other side. After getting three yellow cards during the group stage, Christopher Trimmel and Janik Haberer are now on suspension and their absences will definitely impact Union Berlin. In the event that the Hungarian András Schäfer misses the game, the midfield might be even more compromised.
The offensive doublet Behrens-Becker should once again be used by this formation, which had two very strong shots this winter thanks in particular to the services of internationals Jurasovic and Ladouni. Together, they have scored 14 goals so far this year.
AFC Ajax vs FC Union Berlin Game Information
- Date: 02/16/2023
- Time: 12:45 PM ET
- Location: Amsterdam ArenA.
- How to Watch Ajax vs Union: Peacock
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Ajax vs Union Betting Lines
Ajax is –150 according to our Vegas Premier League Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $66.67.On the other side, Union is +120 according to the Vegas Premier League Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $120.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Ajax at a 60% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Union has 45.45% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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