Ajax vs Getafe Prediction (UEFA Europa League) – February 28, 2020, 04:00 (GMT +8)
Getafe gun for an all-important win at Ajax when they collide in the second leg of their Europa League round-of-32 duel on Friday at the Johan Cruyff Arena. The Spaniards won the first leg at home to put pressure on Ajax who needs a huge turn-around at home. Read on for Ajax vs Getafe Prediction and betting tips.
Ajax vs Getafe Match Previews
Jose Bordalas’ squad posted an important victory in their first leg where they downed Ajax 2-0 at Alfonso Perez Coliseum and will now aim to secure a place in the last-16.
On-loan forward Deyverson, making his European debut for Getafe, converted the first goal for the Spanish squad in the 37th minute before fellow Brazilian and former Chelsea winger Kenedy, coming off the bench, hit the second goal in added time.
The loss by Erik Ten Hag’s side left them on the verge of Europa League exit as they somewhat missed the fire that saw them reach last season’s Champions League semi-finals.
In their woeful stand against Getafe, Ajax did not have a single shot on target despite owning 65% possession. That, among other things, is what Hag needs to adjust to overhaul Getafe’s advantage.
Despite their victory at home, Bordalas downplayed their chances and said: “Ajax are still the favorites.’’ Getafe is in the last-32 after placing second to Basel in Group C.
LAST FIVE MATCHES
Getafe’s last five matches in all competitions saw them winning one while away and losing another, also away. Getafe, currently third in La Liga standings, head to Ajax after losing 3-0 to visiting Sevilla in the Spanish top-flight tournament last Monday.
Ajax won two home games in their last five matches in all competitions whilst suffering back-to-back defeats away before meeting Getafe. Ajax’s latest game was a 1-0 loss at Heracles although they remain the leaders in the Dutch Eredivise.
|2.71||Avg Goals Scored Per Match||1.40|
|1.04||Avg Goals Conceded Per Match||0.88|
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Ajax vs Getafe Prediction
• Ajax, top of the Eredivisie by 3pts, were Champions League semi-finalists last season, but are in danger of being knocked out of European competition in February this season, and they need to overcome a 0-2 deficit to make it to the Round of 16.
• Getafe dropped to 5th place in La Liga with a second consecutive defeat, and their aim this midweek should be to score an away goal, meaning Ajax would need at least 4 to progress.
• 3 of Getafe’s last 4 games have been over 2.5, and should they score, Ajax will go all out. Getafe is unlikely to hold out for long if they do try to sit back.
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