Match Preview: Ajax 4-0 Dortmund Predictions and Betting Tips 19.10.2021

Ajax – Dortmund Predictions & Tips For Today, October 19, 2021.

League: Champions League – Group Stage – Round 3
Match: 20:00 Ajax – Dortmund
Tip: Over 2.5 Goals
Odd: 1.45
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 4:0 WON!!!

Ajax – Dortmund Match Preview

  • After suffering a shock 1-0 loss to Utrecht before the recent break, Ajax put their title defence back on track with victory in the Eredivisie ahead of this game (2-0 vs Heerenveen). Reaching the half-way stage of this UEFA Champions League (UCL) campaign after this clash, either Ajax or Borussia Dortmund can all but seal their progression to the knockout stage should they extend their 100% starts here.
  • The last time these sides shared a group, Dortmund finished top and won 4-1 in the away H2H with current player Marco Reus opening the scoring within ten minutes. However, Ajax hold a strong historical record against German opponents here in Amsterdam, with that H2H defeat the only one from 17 previous matches (W14, D2).
  • Dortmund continued their domestic dominance with a strong 3-1 win over Mainz last time out, though, that result means that they’ve kept just one clean sheet across their last 11 competitive clashes. However, that never really seems an issue for the German side who have hit at least two goals in two thirds of their games so far this season (67%).
  • Though this match up could prove no walk in the park for Dortmund, who hold an indifferent historic H2H record against Dutch opponents in European football (W3, D3, L3), they will ultimately expect to qualify from this group as they have done in seven of their last eight UCL appearances.
  • Players to watch: Ajax’s Sébastien Haller has scored five goals from his eight shots on target in this UCL group stage, a return which sees him lead the way as the competition’s topscorer. Dortmund’s teenage sensation Jude Bellingham has contributed to all three of their UCL goals so far (1G, 2A).
  • Hot stat: Referee Jesús Gil Manzano has averaged 0.5 penalties and 3.6 yellow cards per game across his career appointments in the UCL proper.