Ajax vs Midtjylland Prediction, 11/25/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ajax vs Midtjylland
Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Location: Johan Cruyff ArenA in Amsterdam, Netherlands
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Ajax (-312) Midtjylland (+540)
Dusan Tadic and Ajax (1-1-1 in Champions League) play Midtjylland (0-0-3 in Champions League) at Johan Cruyff ArenA on Wednesday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Andre Onana for Ajax and Jesper Hansen for Midtjylland. Ajax are at -312 while Midtjylland are at +540. The total is set at 3.25.
Ajax faced off with Midtjylland in their most recent match and went home with a win by a final score of 2 - 1. Ajax attempted 14 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 7 of those tries for a percentage of 50.0%. When discussing the passing game, they earned a 81.3% rate by completing 457 of the 562 passing attempts in their last game. In relation to shooting accuracy, Ajax finished at a 68.4% rate by hitting 13 shots on target of 19 total shots. Ajax has an average of 4.11 goals per 90 minutes (37 goals in total) and have racked up 22 assists in all competitions this season.
Dusan Tadic is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Ajax. He has totaled 122 assists while tallying 43 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Tadic has been a starter in 369 contests so far in his career and scores 0.36 goals per 90 minutes. The forward born in Serbia has earned 128 goals in 31,607 mins. Someone else who should impact this match is Ryan Gravenberch, the midfielder representing Netherlands. He has helped a teammate on a goal 14 times so far in his pro soccer career while scoring 10 total goals. Gravenberch has been on the field for 4,880 minutes during 56 starts and has been handed a total of 9 yellow card warnings. He averages 0.18 goals per 90 mins for his pro soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Ajax is Andre Onana. Onana (112-26-32 mark in his career) has tallied 59 clean sheets, which leaves him with a 34.7% clean sheet rate. The goalkeeper representing Ajax has had 482 shots sent in his direction in 170 career starts. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.02 (172 goals allowed) and his save % is .712. Onana has seen the field for a total of 15,251 minutes and has accumulated 340 stops in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Midtjylland took a loss by a final score of 2 - 1 against Ajax. Midtjylland had a 37.5% successful dribble rate by completing 6 out of the 16 dribbles they pursued. They wrapped up this contest by connecting on 326 out of their 396 passing attempts earning a percentage of 82.3%. Midtjylland landed 6 shots on target out of their 13 shots tried which had them at a 46.2% clip when they last took the field. Having a total of 17 goals and 11 assists for all their matches, Midtjylland averages 1.89 goals and 1.22 assists per 90.
Pione Sisto should provide a spark for Midtjylland. He scores 0.29 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 128 matches in his pro soccer career. The forward who is from Denmark has totaled 11,534 minutes while he has scored 37 goals. He has accounted for 12 yellow card cautions in his career and has assisted on a goal 21 times. You should also watch out for Anders Laustrup Dreyer, the forward taking the field for Midtjylland. He has earned 12 goals in his pro soccer career while assisting on a goal 15 times. Dreyer has been given a total of 1 yellow card warnings in 3,527 professional minutes played (39 starts). His goals per 90 minute average in his pro soccer career is 0.31.
Jesper Hansen will be looking after the goal for Midtjylland. Hansen has recorded 120 shutouts while seeing 1,288 shots against him in 30,429 minutes throughout his career. He holds a save % of .738 and his clean sheet rate sits at 35.3%. He has surrendered 1.01 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 176-63-100. So far in his career, Hansen has surrendered 343 goals and has earned 950 stops in 340 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Ajax (-312)
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