Ajax vs Celtic 09/17/2015 UEFA Europa League Preview, Odds & Prediction
Celtic vs Ajax
Thursday 17th September 2015 13:00 (ET)
The Line: Ajax 4/5 Draw 11/4 Celtic 4/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bt Sport; Fox Sport
Ajax take on Celtic on Thursday night at the Amsterdam Arena with both teams looking to open their Europa League campaign's with win's. Celtic were knocked out of the Champions League by Malmo and lost to Aberdeen in their domestic league at the weekend, the Scottish Champions are struggling a little bit for form and a trip to the Amsterdam Arena is probably not the best tonic for a dip in form. Leigh Griffiths will be key to Celtic's chances of taking anything from this game as the Scottish striker has six goals in seven games domestically and is the best attacker in the Celtic squad.
Ajax themselves have gone top of the Eredivisie table and Frank De Boar's side look to have turned a corner since crashing out of the Champions League to Rapid Vienna. El Ghazi has scored six goals in five games and alongside Polish youngster Milik they are forming a formidable team who will fancy their chances of beating the Scottish champions. With the Amsterdam Arena rocking I think that this young Ajax side should have too much going forward for Celtic and I am going to take Ajax to get the win.
While Celtic will battle hard Ajax have won three straight at home without conceding and will again look to build on a solid defence in order to get the victory here. It will then come down to who finishes their chances and who doesnt. The stage is set for some one to emerge from the sidelines and get the win here. I think Ajax will indeed get the win and I think it will come down to who can take this game by the scruff of the neck and just win in this case I am going with Ajax.