The spotlight is on B. Dortmund and Ajax when they go toe-to-toe at Signal Iduna Park, for an exciting match this coming Wednesday. It is one of 16 matches in round 4 of the Champions League group stages, with a lot riding on the outcome.
B. Dortmund scored an acceptable 1.9 times pr. game in their most recent Champions League matches. They have been prolific in defence, though, with only 1.1 goals conceded on average. This defensive strength got blown to pieces by a strong Ajax team in round 3.
Ajax average 3.5 goals per 90 minutes at present in the Champions League, while also conceding an average of 0.2 goals a game. Playing with such attacking verve at present, they could prove a handful, when going up against favourites B. Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park.
Challenging for the title might be a bit of a long shot for Ajax in the Champions League this season. However, they make a tough opponent for anyone and qualifying for the knock-out stages as group winner is not within their reach.
B. Dortmund vs Ajax stats and analysis
The football betting sites have the two teams more or less evenly matched in the betting market. Betting on B. Dortmund will pay out at 2.40, as bookies predict B. Dortmund are in with a 42% chance of beating Ajax. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 3.50 on offer, while an away win for Ajax pays out at 2.75.
After collecting 6 points from their first three Champions League outings, B. Dortmund have their target set on advancing from the group. Naturally, they hope to keep their momentum going in this round 4 match. A win could be enough to reach the knock out-stage already, while 1st place remains within reach.
Ajax arrive at this 4th match of the Champions League group stages in trailblazing shape. Their first three encounters brought three wins, leaving them in a great position to go all-in on remaining on maximum points. Qualifying to the next round should be a mere formality now, but first place is of course worth fighting for.
On paper the two sides seem evenly matched, at least right now, however judging by recent performances B. Dortmund look the value pick here at odds 2.40. The away win could settle for odds 2.75, should the visitors manage to escape with all 3 points. At point for each team pays out at 3.50 with the bookmakers.
Stats and facts for B. Dortmund and Ajax.
- B. Dortmund scored in the last 16 of 18 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in B. Dortmund's last 9 of 11 matches;
- B. Dortmund conceded in the last 8 of 10 matches;
- Both teams scored in B. Dortmund's last 7 of 9 matches.
- Ajax has won the last 3 matches in a row;
- Ajax conceded in the last 8 of 10 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Ajax's last 3 of 5 matches;
- Ajax scored in the last 6 of 8 matches.
Lineup B. Dortmund vs Ajax
Current form — B. Dortmund v. Ajax
B. Dortmund have really been enjoying their football in their previous 3 matches, which started off with a 3-1 win against Arminia Bielefeld. They went on to beat Ingolstadt by 2-0, before also getting the better of FC Koln in a 2-0 victory.
Ajax look well suited to take on any opponent at the moment, as their last 3 matches saw them gaining 7 points. They ran out 4-0 and 5-0 against B. Dortmund and PSV Eindhoven, respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against Heracles, who claimed a point in a 0-0 draw.
B. Dortmund v. Ajax — fixture history
The last time the pair played each other, Ajax came away as winners back in October 2021 in a match in the Champions League. B. Dortmund enter the match against Ajax with a 2-0-1 record in their previous 3 encounters in the Champions League. This amounts to a 67% winning ratio for B. Dortmund, with Ajax victorious in 33% of the last 3 encounters.
Full Time betting
The bookmakers have the two sides more or less evenly matched in the betting market. Betting on B. Dortmund will pay out at 2.40, as bookies predict B. Dortmund are in with a 42% chance of beating Ajax. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 3.50 on offer, while an away win for Ajax pays out at 2.75.
With Thorgan Hazard on 3 goals in the last 6 games for B. Dortmund, he certainly catches the eye as a possible goalscorer on again. With Sebastien Haller on 4 goals in the last 6 matches, he has delivered the goods for Ajax, who will be hoping he can add to his total.