Ajax vs Celtic by Marlo

Found it a bit difficult to back Ajax here as the fourth pick. My alternatives were Bordeaux dnb/btts and over 2.5 in the Fiorentina vs Basel game.


However, I have opted for Ajax and I will support this pick here regardless of the result.


Wrote a preview for Ajax at the weekend and they stumbled at Twente, coming from 2-0 down to salvage a 2-2 draw.


Celtic, on the other hand, are coming from an even worse result at the weekend, where Aberdeen defeated them 2-1 despite being down to 10 men.


Both of these sides are playing in the lesser European competition and at so early a stage it is disappointing for supporters and clubs as well.


Ajax were knocked out by Rapid Vienna while Celtic were knocked out by Malmo.


They key for me here is that Celtic's away record is terrible in Europe of recent when serious games are taken into consideration. I am ignoring the early qualfying rounds where there is a mismatch.


Ajax are strong at home and even punished Barcelona for putting in a poor display at home in previous seasons.


Celtic also lost Van Dijk to the Saints and this will weaken them even further.


I expect them to have enough and in El Ghazi and Milik they have more than enough firepower to beat them.pin
Pick Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Ajax Bet365 1.80 8 2-2 LOST (-8 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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