Chelsea vs Ajax Amsterdam predictions ahead of Tuesday’s clash in the Champions League group match. The Blues are looking to continue their excellent form after winning eight of their previous nine competitive matches in Europe.
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Premier League side Chelsea will look to secure their first big victory at Stamford Bridge under Frank Lampard when they host Dutch giants Ajax in the Champions League group stages on Tuesday.
Frank Lampard's men will be feeling confident about their chances of winning this game having claimed an incredible 1-0 away win in Amsterdam last time out, with Michy Batshuayi netting the decisive goal in the 86th minute to secure maximum points.
Chelsea ended Ajax’s unbeaten start to the season at home in their previous Champions League game.
Chelsea warmed-up for Tuesday’s clash against the Netherlands outfit with a hard-fought 1-2 victory over Watford on Saturday evening as Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic scored in each half to move Lampard’s men into the top three of the Premier League table.
The Blues erased the bad taste after being eliminated from the Carabao Cup in midweek by Manchester United as well as The Red Devils have ended Chelsea's seven-match winning streak in all competitions.
On Saturday evening, the Blues recorded their fifth straight Premier League victory at Vicarage Road.
Unavailable players: Marco van Ginkel - cruciate ligament injury, Antonio Rudiger - groin injury, Ruben Loftus-Cheek - Achilles tendon injury
Matchday 3 marked the Amsterdammers’ first defeat in all competitions this season.
Eredivisie champions Ajax returned to winning ways with a 4-0 win over Feyenoord on 27 October and a 2-4 defeat of Zwolle on Friday. Erik ten Hag’s side look extremely likely to retain their Eredivisie title, having accumulated 32 points (unbeaten with 10 wins and two draws) from 12 games, being 8 points ahead of 3rd-place PSV Eindhoven.
Ajax started their Group H campaign with 3-0 victories over Valencia and Lille before Chelsea ended their solid start.
Chelsea vs Ajax Stats
• Both sides won 5 of their last 6 matches and lost 1 match.
• Chelsea and Ajax level on 6 points at top of Group H after three games.
• Chelsea claimed a 0-1 win at Johan Cruijff Arena in October, which was the sides’ only H2H clash so far.
Chelsea vs Ajax H2H
The last game between Chelsea and Ajax took place last month and ended with a 0-1 victory for Chelsea.
Chelsea vs Ajax Predictions
Tuesday’s Champions League match between Chelsea and Ajax could end in a home win, with both teams scoring.
We are expecting to see over 2.5 goals in this clash, ending with a 2-1 victory for Chelsea. Ajax haven’t scored in their last match against Chelsea, but we are tipping them to find the net in the 2-1 defeat on Tuesday.
Chelsea FC wins 1st half in 42% of their matches, Ajax Amsterdam in 57% of their matches.
Chelsea FC wins 42% of halftimes, Ajax Amsterdam wins 57%.
Chelsea FC's performance of the last 5 matches is better than Ajax Amsterdam's.
In UEFA Champions League, Ajax Amsterdam has better performance than Chelsea FC.
The winner of their last meeting was Chelsea FC.
On their last meeting Chelsea FC won by 1 goals.
Chelsea FC scores 2 goals when playing at home and Ajax Amsterdam scores 2.62 goals when playing away (on average).
When Chelsea FC leads 1-0 at home, they win in 91% of their matches.
When Ajax Amsterdam leads 0-1 away, they win in 86% of their matches.
When Chelsea FC is down 0-1 home, they win 0% of their matches.
When Ajax Amsterdam is down 1-0 away, they win 37% of their matches.
Chelsea FC have scored at least one goal for 10 consecutive matches.