Ajax vs Schalke

Ajax comes from third consecutive victory in Eredivisie, as the team is again in the title race coming from a 5:1 victory away from home against NEC Nijmegen last weekend. Visitors from Amsterdam took the game very importantly and had entered the game very well, taking the double lead within first eight minutes via an own goal and Neres.

Traore wrote 3:0 in 32nd minute, with Kadioglu scoring a goal for the home team in 54th minute, while the visitors remained better on the field and scored twice more, again via Traore and Ziyech. The team is now having just a point less than first placed Feyenoord, having also four points more than third placed PSV which surely remains kind of a priority for them.

Hosts will be playing in 4-3-3 formation with Younes and Traore as wingers, plus Dolberg most likely as central striker. Offensive midfielder Lasse Schone (25/7) is suspended for this one, while striker Kasper Dolberg has some problems and didn't feature during the previous weekend, but is expected to recover on time for this one.

Schalke, on the other side, improved a lot in previous game, as the team won 4:1 in front of own fans against Wolfsburg last weekend. Their players entered the match really strongly and took the double lead after twenty minutes or something, thanks to goals from Burgstaller and Goretzka.

Caligiuri and Burgstaller scored two more goals inside the second halftime, with Gomez reducing the deficit in 79th minute from a penalty kick, in one of rare chances for visiting side. This victory came after defeat to Werder Bremen and a draw at home against Dortmund, as the side now stands at tenth position at the moment, being four points below the Europa League placed Freiburg.

Visitors are set to play in their usual 4-2-3-1 formation, using Burgstaller most likely as central striker, but also with Caligiuri, Goretzka and Choupo-Motig as offensive midfielders. They have no fresh injury concerns for this trip, since the team continues to miss left full back Abdul Rahman Baba (13/0), central defender Naldo (18/1), midfielder Dennis Aogo (5/0) and forward Breel Embolo (7/2).

  • Ajax are undefeated in 12 of their last 13 matches (UEFA Europa League).

Ajax is looking good in previous matches in Europa League especially at home and the team knows that they can't wait for much here. Schalke will be really dangerous in attack, so I see the game being very open minded and attack from the first minute.

Bet: Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00 with Bet365
Result: 2-0 (lost)
 * Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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33 Comments

  1. alomate says:

    Ajax would definitely win the match because of home advantage.

  2. alomate says:

    Though 2’5 is still good for bet

  3. Guardiolix says:

    15% chance this game go to over 3 goals.
    Ajax is not bad, but not that good. Schalke is one of best defence in Europe.and play 3-5-2 not 4-2-3-1 as mentioned.

  4. Ivan says:

    One of the best defence in Europe? Do you even follow football?

  5. Guardiolix says:

    @ivan i watch Schalke every week, and can tell you they are very good at the back 3 center back with Howedes as leader 0.86 goals conceided home (av 1.04) in a tough league like Bundesliga. So its not a top team but the defence is as good as Villareal at least. Before critic please check stats or shut the f**k up.

  6. Samuel says:

    Werder bremen doesn’t agree

  7. agz says:

    @Guardiolix, you are completly out of minds! If you wach Schalke every week and you say that, you are a crazy man. Keep dreaming because you are telling only bullsh****

  8. Ivan says:

    O cyber bully reacts to a harmless comment.

    I also watch them, please check their position at the Bundesliga – quality team with good players but lousy performance this year.

    what do you expect, to Ingolstadt and HSV etc. to score 5 goals every game. get real.

    i love this brave comments via keyboard, come on play nice – no need for swearing cyber hero.

  9. Ivan says:

    haha, nice one Samuel

  10. Ivan says:

    really dont know what Schalke team he is watching this year.

  11. looza says:

    btts is best bet here

  12. Otim Ronnie says:

    Stop telling lies Bt schalk da Jst average team Amy way….. De will be beaten… Come on ajax

  13. OT says:

    maybe Guardiolix tellinq us `bout vision 2020

  14. MarieFR says:

    Schalke will take at least 1 point back home today. They have much more individual quality than Ajax..

  15. Ivan says:

    i agree, i will try both to score.

    Good luck everyone, even cyber bully guardio :)

  16. Guardiolix says:

    please check what i write, GOOD DEFENSE. the tip is about OVER 2.5…..
    5th defense of Bundesliga overall and for sure one of the best defense at home.
    you get real… Ajax teenagers getting score 2+ goals to this defense? anyway i was just warning about the tip… you do what you want with your money… And before critic people read what they are writing as a respect. Thanks GL

  17. Guardiolix says:

    Bully just gave Monaco btts yesterday, (you can check). When you could do same then talk…

  18. Efemena says:

    Btts is not 2 bad but I think Ajax to win is the best option 4 the game

  19. Guardiolix says:
  20. Ivan says:

    wow really – borussia monaco both to score, you must GOD to predict that??

    by the way, i am not saying you are not good at betting – just that you are a little scary cyber bully, thats all :)

    There is no need for swearing in your comments, be nice to people- you never know who you might piss off in real life where you cant hide behind your keyboard :)

  21. Ivan says:

    This is a nice comment here, i am sorry i was distracted with you shut the f..k up comment, i am motivated by poor behavior.

  22. Ivan says:

    maybe draw half time or full time, something like that?

  23. Guardiolix says:

    who started insulting?

  24. Guardiolix says:

    Monaco win btts :))

  25. Ivan says:

    i might even go with Guardi insight, and play 1 under, 1 half time draw, and on third both to score..

  26. Guardiolix says:

    i will not bet that match. Schalke to qualify @ 1.7 is the only bet that could interest me. I was just helping until a VERY smart guy insulted me…

  27. Ivan says:

    Thanks for the compliment :) If i got it right, you throw the first punch :)

    thnx for the tip, i will play schalke to qualify as well :)

  28. Tole says:

    Ajax don’t have the quality to win Europa League and will probably concetrate to win the Dutch league, Schalke on other side can save the season with this trophy

  29. Vytas says:

    What the hell are you talking peolpe? Shalke have better team? wtf…. to qualifay ?? Omg…There is Ajax and the other team (shalke).

  30. IHW says:

    Somethings to consider:

    While Ajax may be the stronger team historically, Schalke are coming from a league of higher standard.

    Schalke have a good away record in the Europa League. They have only lost once in their last 10 away games. That being said, they have never won against a team while playing in the Netherlands in 5 attempts. Their record in NL is four losses and 1 draw.

    On the other hand, Ajax have a good record against German teams. Out of 15 meetings with German teams, they have won 13 of them.

    Good luck!

  31. Eric Lee says:

    Shalke will win

  32. mykedj says:

    Hey guys do you know why odds on over2,5 are rising up?

  33. Kelz says:

    So Ajax won

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