Besiktas v Ajax: Dutch masters can get job done early

Besiktas v Ajax: Dutch masters can get job done early

Ajax have won all of their group games and Besiktas have lost all of theirs. Dan Fitch is expecting this game to go with the form.

“Ajax won the reverse fixture 2-0, but since then Besiktas have been thrashed 4-1 at home by Sporting Lisbon and then 4-1 in their away match against the Portuguese club. In that 2-0 win, Ajax scored both their goals before the break.”

Back Ajax to beat Besiktas half-time/full-time at 2.111/10

Besiktas 8.27/1 v Ajax 1.444/9; The Draw 5.24/1
Wednesday 24 November, 17:45
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Ajax only need a point

Ajax have already qualified for the last-16 and now just need a single point against Besiktas to ensure that they win Group C.

The Dutch giants have won all four of their games, building up a six point lead over both second placed Borussia Dortmund and Sporting Lisbon in third. Besiktas are rock bottom without a single point and it seems likely that Ajax will take not just one point against them, but all three.

Ajax are actually having a tougher time in the Eredivisie than they are in the Champions League. Though top of their domestic table, they are only ahead of PSV on goal difference, with Feyenoord just two points behind. Erik ten Hag’s team have slipped up a few times of late, when you wouldn’t expect them to. Often just before or after a Champions League game.

Besiktas are having a terrible season, both in Europe and domestically. They come into this match having lost each of their last four games. Three of those defeats came in the Super Lig and Besiktas are currently a lowly ninth in the Turkish top flight.

Back visitors to get job done early

Ajax are the 1.444/9 favourites, with the draw at 5.24/1 and Besiktas at 8.27/1.

Given the respective form of the two teams, that is a fairly generous price for Ajax. Though already qualified, they still have a job to do and will be motivated for this game.

Ajax won the reverse fixture 2-0, but since then Besiktas have been thrashed 4-1 at home by Sporting Lisbon and then 4-1 in their away match against the Portuguese club. In that 2-0 win, Ajax scored both their goals before the break and you can back them to win half-time/full-time at 2.111/10.