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Ludogorets - Ajax
Europa League Qualification
Thu, 24.08.2023 – 9:00 PM GMT+3
our main tip:
Over 3.5 Goals

Ludogorets vs Ajax prediction

Ludogorets hopes of an appearance at the group phase of the Europa League will face a stern test when they Ajax in the final playoff for Europa qualification. The Bulgarian champions have huffed and puffed their way through the qualification rounds. They were on the brink of elimination after losing 2-1 to Kazakhstan side Astana in the 1st leg of the qualification semis. They nevertheless turned on the heat in the 2nd leg at their Huvepharma Arena (Razgrad) with a thrilling 5-1 win to book this date with Ajax.

Ajax have just been waiting for this playoff after finishing 3rd in the Eredivisie last season. They have blown hot and cold in their pre-season preparations but have a relatively decent start to this season’s campaign, picking up a win and a draw in their opening two rounds to sit in 6th place. The Dutch side have tremendous experience at the European level and they will go into this playoff as the favorites.

As we explore our Ludogorets v Ajax predictions, it is apparent that these two teams are quite adept at finding the back of the net. There have been goals galore in matches featuring these two teams and as such we can expect fireworks across these two legs of this qualification final.

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Main tip: Over 3.5 Goals

Our Ludogorets vs Ajax predictions

According to the statistics and the odds of the bookmakers, we suggest the following tips:

Prediction 1: Over 3.5 Goals

Ludogorets have been a force to reckon with in their backyard. They are unbeaten in their last 16 matches at the Huvepharma Arena. But besides that, even more critical is the fact that they have been banging in goals for fun, scoring at least 3 goals in 5 of their last 6 home games. The visitors have also been involved in high-scoring games themselves with their last 5 straight games witnessing at least 4 goals. With this backdrop, we can expect a goal-fest in this tie, starting with this 1st leg. As such, we are therefore backing this game to have at least 4 goals scored with the top odds for this available at 1xBet

Odds for this bet

1xBet offers competitive odds for the bet “Over 3.5 Goals”

The odd of 2.38 means that the bookmakers are calculating with a likelihood of approx. 42% chance that there will be at least 4 goals scored at full-time in this match.

Odds comparison for Over 3.5 Goals

1xBet – odds 2.38
Bet9ja – odds 2.32

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Prediction 2: Both Teams to Score

Sticking to the theme of goals, we are in awe of both of these teams’ scoring abilities. Ludogorets have been a goal machine in their backyard and Ajax DNA over the years has been their attacking prowess and ability to find the back of the net, be it at home or on the road. They have both averaged well over 2 goals a game in their last 5 matches. We fancy an end-to-end encounter here and we are going for both teams to score here with very attractive prices for this at Melbet.

Odds for this bet

Melbet offers competitive odds for “Both Teams to Score”

The odd of 1.56 means that the bookmakers are calculating with a likelihood of approx. 64% chance that both teams will score in this match

Odds comparisons for Both Teams to Score

Melbet – odds 1.56
Betboro – odds 1.53

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Prediction 3: 1st Half DC Ludogorets/Draw

For our final Ludogorets vs Ajax prediction, we are putting our stock in Ludogoret’s home form. They have been a beast in front of their home fans. They have no option but to try and build some buffer ahead of the second leg in Amsterdam. We expect a solid start to the game with the home side not ceding too much ground. We are therefore backing Ludogorets to not lose the opening half of the game

Statistics for Ludogorets vs Ajax Prediction

H2H statistics

This will be the first meeting between these two sides

Latest results Ludogorets

  • 3 wins and 2 losses in their last 5 matches
  • 15 goals in their last 5 matches. Average 3.00 goals per match
  • Lost 1-0 to Cherno More in their league opener last time out

Latest results Ajax

  • 2 wins, a draw and 2 losses in their last 5 matches
  • 13 goals scored in their last 5 matches. Average 2.60 goals per match
  • Drew 2-2 at Excelsior in their last match
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Possible squad Ludogorets & Ajax

Line upLudogoretsAjax
DefenseWitry, Sundberg, Verdon, HeisterWijndal, Hato, Aertssen, Rensch
MidfieldPiotrowski, Goncalves, Despodov, YordanovTahirovic, Boomen, Bergwijn, Taylor
ForwardTekpetey, SecoDaramy; Brobbey
CoachIvaylo PetevMaurice Steijn

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