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AJax vs Real: Team news, probable lineups & predictions

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 12/02/2019

Ajax is set to entertain the Real Madrid in the Johan Cruyff Arena on Wednesday, here are some updates you need to know before the clash between the former European Champion and the current European Champion. 

AJAX:

Erik Ten Hag’s men have no injury worries going into the clash against Real Madrid in the round of 16 in the Champions League on Wednesday.

REAL MADRID:

The European Champions have no major injury threat at the moment except Marcos Llorente, Jesus Vallejo and Luca Zidane who are down with hamstring problems.

 Isco is also ruled out with a back injury and will miss the clash against Ajax on Wednesday.

HEAD TO HEAD:

Both clubs have met on 12 occasions in the European Cup. Real Madrid lead the head-to-head seven wins to four, with only one draw taking place.

Real Madrid has won each of the last six meetings between the two teams.

RECENT FORM:

AJAX:

Ajax has not been in best of form lately, they suffered a defeat to Heracles in the Eredivisie this weekend, they only managed two wins in their last five games in the domestic scene.

Though they maintained the second spot in the local league but far from the form they started the season with.

REAL MADRID:

Los Blancos are used to rising to the occasion when it matters most and that is exactly what they represent now.

Real Madrid has been in great form of late as seen in the La Liga, Santiago Solari’s men have earned points like never before since the start of the season.

Real Madrid has won some important games that are vital to their campaign this season, the victory against Real Betis, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid has boosted the morale of the team.

In the El-Clasico against Barcelona in the Copa del Rey, the Catalan team narrowly escape a defeat.

PREDICTIONS:

Ajax 1-3 Real Madrid

PROBABLE LINE-UPS:

AJAX

Onana; Mazraoui, Blind, De Ligt, Tagliafico; Schone, De Jong, Van de Beek; Neres, Tadic, Ziyech

REAL MADRID:

Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Reguilon; Casemiro, Modric, Kroos; Lucas, Benzema, Vinicius
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