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Roma vs Ajax Betting Tips 16/04/2021

Teams Status

Roma are coming into this fixture on the back of two back to back wins against Bologna and Ajax. They finished at the top of group A with 13 points from six matches. They had won four matches, drew one and lost just one match in the group stages. They went on to beat Sporting Braga in the round of 32 by an aggregate margin of 5-1, and then they beat Shakhtar in the round of 16 by a 5-1 margin. They have scored 25 goals and have conceded just six goals. They are currently placed in seventh place on the Serie A points table with 54 points from 30 matches. They have 16 wins, six draws and eight losses under their belt. Borja Mayoral is the team’s leading goal scorer in the Europa League with seven goals. Edin Dzeko has chipped in with three goals. Leonardo Spinazzola is the team’s leading assist provider with three assists under his belt. Leonardo Spinazzola, Stephan El Shaarawy, Chris Smalling, Marash Kumbulla and Nicolo Zaniolo could miss the Ajax clash due to injuries.

Ajax are on the back of a 0-1 away win over Waalwijk in the Eredivisie over the weekend. Ajax came to the Europa League after finishing in the third position of the group in the Champions League lead by Liverpool and Atalanta. They bagged seven points from six matches in the group stages. They scored seven goals and conceded seven goals as well. They beat Lille 4-1 on aggregate in the round of 32 and Young Boys in the round of 16 by a 5-0 margin. They are doing pretty well in Eredivisie as they are at the top of the table with 72 points from 28 matches. They are 11 points clear of PSV. They have 23 wins, three draws and just two losses in the league so far. Dusan Tadic and Davy Klaassen are the team’s leading goal scorers with three goals. Dusan Tadic has scored 14 goals in Eredivisie and is the team’s leading scorer. Zakaria Labyad, Daley Blind and Noussair Mazraoui could miss the clash against Roma.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

According to the Dafabet sportsbook, Ajax are the favorites to win the match and are placed at 2.39, Roma are placed at 2.85 and the draw is at 3.85 odds. Ajax are placed at 2.30 according to the 10Cric sportsbook, Roma are placed at 2.70 and the draw is at 3.75 odds. According to the Betway sportsbook, Ajax are placed at 2.37, Roma are placed at 2.70 and the draw is at 3.75 odds.


Tipster’s Angel

Similar to the first leg, a high scoring encounter is expected in the second leg as well. By looking at the recent matches, Ajax have an edge over Roma. But it is an uphill task for them to qualify from here on.

Tip: Draw No Bet Ajax @ 1.72

They have played just one head to head match against each other, which was won by Roma courtesy of a missed penalty by Dusan Tadic. In the last ten matches that Roma has played across all competitions, they have won six matches, drew one and lost three matches. They have won three and lost two matches in the last five home matches that Roma has played in all competitions. Ajax on the other hand have won eight matches in their last ten matches including one draw and just one loss. They have won all their last five away matches that they have played in all competitions. Ajax were exceptional against Lille, where they won both legs. Even Ajax won both the legs against Young Boys as well. So, it is very likely that Ajax will avoid defeat. Backing a draw no bet Ajax could be a good bet at 1.72 odds available at the Betway sportsbook.

Tip: Total Goal Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.47 

In the first leg of this tie, over 2.5 goals were scored in that match. In the last ten matches that Roma has played in all competitions, over 2.5 goals were scored in six of those matches. Even in the last ten matches that Ajax had played across all competitions, six of those matches had over 2.5 goals in them. In the last five matches that Ajax has played in the Europa League, over 2.5 goals were scored in all five matches. Over 2.5 goals were scored in four of the last five Europa League matches that Roma had played. Roma will have the likes of Edin Dzeko, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, while Ajax will have the likes of Dusan Tadic, Davy Klaassen. So, it is very likely that over 2.5 goals will be scored at 1.47 odds available at the Betway sportsbook.

Conclusion

This is a very tricky and a close contest. Despite the fact that Ajax are trailing the tie, one cannot count them out as they are playing away from home and a couple of away goals can bring them right back into the contest.

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