Betting tips for Ajax VS Valencia 10.12.2019
Ajax recorded only their second home loss this season (in all competitions - G11, E1, P2) even though it was a favorite by a fairly wide margin. However, the local team has lost only three of its last 27 games of European competitions under the mandate of Erik ten Hag (G15, E9, P3) and in the previous clash between these two teams he became the first Dutch team to Valencia wins in Spanish territory.
The local team will seek to start the game with everything - they went ahead to rest in each of the matches they ended up winning in this UEFA Champions League (UCL) campaign. But passion can betray them at key moments, since Ajax has received more reprimands than its rival in three of its last four group phase matches at the UCL (3.5 per game on average).
Valencia records only one victory in six official visits to the Netherlands (G1, E4, P1); In general, those games have not had many goals since only one produced more than 2.5 goals in total. The average number of goals in those six clashes is 1.67 per game.
This match could have few goals once again, since the Spanish team has not scored more than one goal in any of its last 11 away games in the UCL (including those of the previous phase). Despite this, both teams have seen rival doors in each of Valencia's last six games as a visitor in all competitions.
Players to follow: Ajax's side, Nicolás Tagliafico, has scored five goals in his team's home games in the UCL since the beginning of last season. Each of them scored after the break.
Valencia's teenage prospect, Ferrán Torres, has scored in consecutive games. It comes from scoring the goal of triumph in the Valencian derby during its last appearance.
Statistics to consider: Four of the last five halves of Ajax in which he has won at the UCL at home (including previous phase matches) have seen the team winning by an odd margin of goals.
Valencia has obtained 75% of its points away from home in the UCL only within the period of 61 to 75 minutes.
Valencia has registered four or fewer corner kicks in four of its five UCL games during the group stage (3.8 per game on average).