Ajax vs Celtic 11/06/2013 Free UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick and Preview
Ajax (0-1-2) Celtic (1-0-2)
Wednesday 6th November 2013 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Ajax 4/5 Draw 29/10 Celtic 15/4 See the Latest Odds
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Its all to play for on WEdnesday night at the Amsterdam Arena as Ajax play host to Scottish champions Celtic. A win for either side will put them right in the hunt for that second qualifying spot in Group H as Barcelona are expected to beat Ac Milan. Ajax boss Frank De Boar will have to get his team to rise to the occasion as Ajax have been in areally poor run of form lately winning only one of their last four games and coming into this game off the back of a loss at the weekend. De Boar will look to the experience of Christian Poulson in midfield and his top striker Sigborsson will have to be on form to beat the excellant Frazer Forrester in the Celtic goal.
Neil Lennon knows that his side have actually performed really wel so far in this group, the hoops could easily have taken a point against both Barcelona and Ac Milan but for small errors to cost them dearly. I think Lennon and his Celtic team will actually be looking at this game as one they can win to really assert themselves in this group and take control of their own qualification. Lennon though will probably play a defensive 4-5-1 formation and look to hit Ajax on the counter with Samaras and Commons on the wings and in form Irish man Anthony Stokes through the center.
I have a sneaky feeling that Celtic are going to get something from this game and I'm going to take the Hoops at evens +1 to do exactly that. Its not crazy to think that Celtic can win this one outright as they have the pace to be a really decent counter attacking side and Ajax will be pushing forward from the very start. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo