Ajax vs PAOK Thessaloniki for the Champions League qualification match on Tuesday at Amsterdam Arena Stadium.
Next Tuesday, 13th August 2019, Ajax Amsterdam and PAOK Thessaloniki FC face each other for a Champions League qualifying match. The match has kick-off at 19:30 at the Johan Cruijff Arena (Amsterdam).
Ajax certainly made headlines with their performance in the previous edition of the Champions League, where they made it to the semifinals with a relatively young and inexperienced team.
The Dutch giants signed their campaign in style with the Eredivisie trophy. Although the transfer window hit hard, with some of their notable names leaving the squad, the squad showed no sign of slowing down and have already secured the Super Cup with a compelling performance.
PAOK Thessaloniki FC had an excellent national campaign and were crowned champions with a five-point lead. Let’s see how they behave after last Tuesday’s surprise draw.
Clashes between the two teams
The teams have met five times before in this same competition.
Their last meeting saw a draw by 2-2.
Four of the previous five matches are draws.
Both sides conceded goals against each other.
Ajax is clearly a big favourite here. They are national champions and semi-finalists of the Champions League, scored unbelievable 119 goals last season and averaged over four goals per home match.
In this particular match, they will want to win to make their way to the millionaire league! Packed by a 5-0 win over the weekend, I think they can beat the PAOK Greeks who haven’t started the season yet.
Given that Ajax is a much more competent and experienced side, victory is more than likely in favour of the Dutch team at the end of the ninety minutes.