Wednesday brings several extremely interesting clashes in the UEFA Champions League, and we will present two of them here. The first is Ajax vs. Chelsea, which is of the utmost importance for the Blues. The second is maybe vital for the knockout ambitions of both participants. Inter is awaiting Borussia Dortmund in Milan, and that is the game of the round in UCL this week.
Ajax vs. Chelsea
Despite what many believed, Ajax is still playing good. The same applies to Chelsea. The experts predicted a bit different faith for both of the sides, but that didn’t happen.
The Lancers have one loss and one draw in the last ten games played. That defeat came against Heerenveen on the road before the international break, but in general Dutch powerhouse plays very good. At Amsterdam Arena, this team looks terrifying. They have five consecutive wins, in which they allowed one goal and scored 16 times. It pretty much tells us everything regarding the style of play of Erik Ten Hag’s crew. Also, not to forget they have eight straight triumphs at the moment in Amsterdam. With two wins after the opening two rounds, Ajax is first in Group H. They demolished Valencia on the road 0-3 two weeks ago.
Chelsea faced a transfer ban and had to rely upon their own youth academy. It just might be what the Blues needed. Abraham, Mount, and several other guys stepped up, and Chelsea created a core of the team, which will be the foundation for the entire next decade. Lampard’s “kids,” as the fans like to say, are still growing, and from time to time, they slip somewhere along the road. The one like that was against Valencia at Stamford, which is why they need to beat the Dutch champs and cover that up. Chelsea has five straight wins at the moment, with just the latest one in which Lampard’s crew netted only one goal. When looking at the road games, they are extremely efficient, with one ending under 4.5 goals since the season started.
Here we would suggest betting on both teams to score, as the odds on that look quite tempting. BetXChange’s offer is 0.52.
Inter Milan vs. Borussia Dortmund
The Nerazzurri are sitting third in Group F with just one point in two games. The shock at home against Slavia Prague was something Conte and the boys didn’t plan.
A point from that event is, in fact, the lone one Inter has, and because of that, they need to defeat Borussia, who has 4, same as Barcelona. We need to say that the Italian team didn’t play well so far. Slavia deserved to take home the whole prey, while Barca managed to come back from behind in Spain. All in all, it is way below expectations. What also hurt the team’s morale was a defeat in Derby D’Italia against Juve at Giuseppe Meazza, 1-2. After that, the Nerazzurri defeated Sassuolo 3-4 on the road, but the performance was bad once again. That was the fourth straight game Inter played with both teams to score and over 2.5 goals.
Borussia had everything in their hands against Barcelona, and the Millionaires missed a chance to demolish the Spanish team. A draw there was labeled as a massive failure, as the hosts dominated during the entire event. They haven’t lost for 8 straight matches; however, they did record four draws and wins during that time. If we analyze only the games away from home, the main characteristic is that the majority of them ended with a high-efficiency. In five prior to this one, only the match versus Slavia in Prague didn’t saw four or more goals.
We would go as with the first tip, both teams to score. Odds at BetXChange are 0.62.