Nice vs Ajax by MartinKamenarski
Nice made a dream-season. Does anyone at the start of the league predict that the team from the French Riviera will finish third 11 points above Lyon? Only PSG and Monaco made a better season, but with such players who doubts that? Nice ended the season
With 22-12-4, which certainly promises to be a serious presence this season too. Even the French hegemon PSG finished with 5 losses.
Lets focus on what happened this season so far.Nice managed to hold their best players and even more, the team spent 2.3 million on new transfers.The team managed to keep their Swiss coach Lucien Favre, who led them to the dreamed third place. Lucien Favre is considered to be exceptional tactical person.He spent most of his time at Servette where he managed to qualify for the Swiss Super league.He managed to revive Hertha Berlin and Borussia Gladbach. He also won the Swiss Cup with Zurich.
Nice played several friendly matches where 5/5 went over 2.5 and 4/5 went BTTS.4: 0 with Stade de Nyon, 1: 3 with Servette, 2: 3 with Gent, 4:1 with Slavia Praga, 1: 2 with Borussia Gladbach.Do you notice that Nice actually played against the ex-teams of their coach Lucien Favre?
On the other hand, Ajax once again dropped the title in the Netherlands after the glorious team from Rotterdam lifted the title after so many years of nothing.However, Ajax pointed all of his power on another frontier, that of the League of Europe. Undoubtedly, they won the respect and the honors of the whole world after reaching the Europa League finals with a middle-aged team of 22 years. Ajax showed us the game that we all used to watch when Cruyff was an active player.They proved us once again that watching Ajax is a 90 minute pleasure.
The situation in Ajax rapidly went back from greatness to a summer time sadness like Lana del Ray sings in her song.The team has been radically changed.Ajax sold a lot of their main players.They sold Klassen, Riedewald, Tete, Bazer, Antonucci, El Ghazi and Goodelj.They lost their best player - Traore but the the biggest lose for sure is that the coach Peter Boss left the club to take over Dortmund.
However, the team managed to hold all of its firepower in attack by attracting the mega-talent of Sao Paulo David Neres for12 million euros.Klass-Jan Huntelaar return to Ajax after many years in Schalke 04.At the moment Ajax has one of the most powerful and effective attacks in the world in the face of Kasper Dolberg, David Neres, Klass-Jan Huntelaar, Amen Yunes. Ajax played three friendly games
1:2 with Werder, 4:2 with PQOK, 2: 0 with Lyon.
All in all, I think we will witness an open and very interesting clash.Nice is in great scoring shape.They managed to keep their best players but the negative thing is that the team will play for the first time in UEFA Champions League and they lack a lot of experience.On the other hand, Ajax sold a lot of important players but they managed to keep their demolishing attack so I expect to see at least one goals in both nets.The main bet for today will be Nice not to lose the match but more value is in both teams to score.
My call: 1:1, 2:1
|BTTS||Bet365||1.80||8||1-1 WON (+6.4 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.