Ajax vs Rapid Vienna by Sors
In the matter of fact, the Dutch team showed its supremacy in the first match in Vienna and I expect better concentration and even more aggressiveness in front of 50, 000 supporters at Amsterdam Arena.
Mike van der Hoorn (def.), Nicolai Boilesen (def.), Thulani Serero (midf.), Lucas Andersen (midf.) and Amin Younes (forw.) are unavailable for Ajax, but these five players missed the first match in Vienna and I doubt that their absence will be a big problem for Frank de Boer.On the other hand, experienced player like John Heitinga (midf.) could make his second debut for Ajax.
Rapid managed to keep the backbone of the team that won the silver medals in the Austrian league last season, but even though the guests started the new campaign in a good shape (3-1-0 12/4) and showed good fighting spirit in the first match, they visibly lack the potential of their opponents.
In addition to that, Rapid will be without key midfielder like Stefan Schwab (1 goal), who was sent off in the first leg in Austria.
Ajax is simply better team than Rapid and I think that the hosts will manage to win this match at Amsterdam Arena.
|Ajax||Pinnacle||1.96||8||2-3 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.