Ajax vs. Borussia Dortmund
October 19, 2021 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -225, Under 2.5 +175
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Ajax is welcoming Borussia Dortmund to Johan Cruijff Arena in round 3 of Group C in the UEFA Champions League. Ajax has been brilliant so far in the Champions League, and they are at the top of this group. Borussia also has 2 wins, but their offense hasn’t been producing as much.
Ajax has scored an impressive 7 goals so far in the Champions League, and Haller is their leading goalscorer with 5 goals. Berghuis has added 2 goals. Ajax is also doing well in the Eredivisie, and they are at the top with 22 points, 32 scored goals, and only 2 conceded goals in 9 games. In their last Champions League game against Besiktas at home, Ajax was the dominant team with 71% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and 89% of the correct passes. Ajax has scored 2 goals in the first half, and that was enough for a 2-0 win at home. Ajax is well known as a club that produces a ton of talented players, and they once again have the team stacked with young stars, and I honestly think they will be a danger to anybody in the Champions League.
Borussia has increased their form lately, and they now have 3 wins in their last 4 games. Excellent news for Borussia is that Haaland has recovered, and he has already scored 2 goals in Bundesliga this past weekend. It was against Mainz that Borussia has played, and they were excellent with 68% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 4 big chances created, 6 corner kicks, and 84% of the correct passes. Borussia was in control of this game from start to finish, and they have deservedly won this game 3-1. In the Champions League, Borussia wasn’t as effective as they are in Bundesliga, and Haaland, Malen, and Bellingham have each scored 1 goal so far, but they will need a lot more against Ajax. Borussia’s form is on the rise, and yes, they do have some more injuries, but this is the team with solid depth, a very strong starting lineup, and one of the best strikers in the world.
I think this is going to be a beauty of a game. We have 2 outstanding teams in the attacking end and two teams who are having a tough time focusing on the defensive end. I see goals on both sides, but there is an even better market here, and that is the goalscorer.