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Juventus vs Ajax: Team News, Probable lineups & prediction

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 15/04/2019

Juventus is set to entertain Ajax in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-finals at the Allianz Stadium in Turin on Tuesday evening, here are the facts you need to know ahead of the Champions League knockout game.

TEAM NEWS

JUVENTUS:

The Bianconneri Old Lady will be without veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini, Martin Caceres, Emre Can and Douglas Costa due to injuries.

Costa and Caceres were missing in action during the first leg clash, Blaise Matuidi is a major doubt after he left the field early during the first leg.

AJAX:

The Dutch team will miss the services of Hassane Bande and Care Eiting due to injury, both players missed the first leg due to injury.

HEAD TO HEAD:

Juventus maintained an unbeaten record in their last 10 meetings with Ajax in all competition, the last time the Dutch side got the better of the Bianconeri was back in 1973, when they lifted the European Cup in Belgrade.

After a run of seven defeats in eight games against Italian opposition, the visitors are unbeaten in their last four such fixtures, winning half of those.

The Italian Champions has a better head to head record than Ajax.

RECENT FORM:

JUVENTUS:

The Bianconeri Old Lady has been in tremendous form this season, they top the Serie A table comfortable and in Europe, they are one of the favourites to clinch the Champions League but they are currently going through a sticky phase, at least compared their usual lofty standards. They have been defeated by lowly opposition in two of their previous five Serie A matches and weren't overly convincing during the first leg draw last week.

AJAX:

The Dutch team has been in great form since the start of the season both domestically and in Europe, Ajax knocked out Real Madrid in the round of 16 of the competition and they are in line to win their domestic league as well.

They also drew 1-1 against Juventus in the first leg of the encounter in Johann Cruyff Stadium.

PREDICTION:

Juventus 2-1 Ajax 

PROBABLE LINEUPS:

JUVENTUS:

Szczesny; Cancelo, Bonucci, Rugani, Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi; Bernardeschi, Mandzukic, Ronaldo

AJAX:

Onana; Veltman, De Ligt, Blind, Sinkgraven; De Jong, Schone; Ziyech, Van de Beek, Neres; Tadic.
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