Chelsea won’t have it easy in Amsterdam. Image source: Needpix
Last season’s surprise team, Ajax, will host English giants Chelsea on the 23rd of October. Ajax are leading Group H with 2 wins. Meanwhile, the English team is in the third spot with 3 points. Bet on Ajax vs Chelsea and win some money with the high betting odds.
Last season, Ajax reached the semi-final after knocking out teams like Real Madrid and Juventus. They only lost against Tottenham with away goals. Although some key players like Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt have left the team, Ajax still seems to continue its good form. They are leading both the Eredivisie and their Champions League group. While their chances are amazing in their domestic league, online gambling sites in the UK are more cautious about their UCL performances this year.
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On the other side, Chelsea has started this season under the new manager, Chelsea legend Frank Lampard. He replaced Maurizio Sarri. The club was facing a ban in this transfer period, meaning they couldn’t sign any new player. Which hurts, especially because game master Eden Hazard has left the team for Real Madrid. Nevertheless, all these restrictions let Lampard rebuild the team, and give an opportunity to young English players at the club. For example to the likes of Tammy Abraham who already scored seven goals in the Premier League.
Bet on Ajax vs Chelsea: Which team is in better form?
Chelsea is in fifth place at the moment in the Premier League, 10 points behind leader Liverpool, but only 2 points behind Manchester City. They started the season much better than big rivals Manchester United and Tottenham. Online sportsbooks in the UK are mentioning them as 3rd favourites, behind Liverpool and Manchester City to win the title.
The Londoners are not doing that great in the Champions League though. They lost at home against Valencia 0-1 in the first round, having Ross Barkley missed a penalty. Their next game was against Lille and they won 2-1. Abraham scored Chelsea’s first goal, while substitute William who scored the winning goal in the 78th minute.
In contrast, Ajax has beaten Lille confidently 3-0 at home in their first game. After that, they won against Valencia in Spain by 3-0 again. Chelsea will have a really tough game in Amsterdam. Especially because they might miss N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, and Andreas Christensen. They are out due to injuries which they suffered on international duty.
Bet on Ajax vs Chelsea and try to guess the winner of this game. The odds for Ajax to win are 2.15 at bet365, while a Chelsea win has odds of 3.30. Check out our review about bet365 Sportsbook for more information.