Ajax vs Union Berlin – Betting Preview
Ajax and Union Berlin resume their continental efforts on Thursday evening when they square off in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie.
Both clubs are currently competing for silverware in their respective leagues, leaving it open to interpretation whether this competition is a distraction at this stage of the season.
Ajax will attempt to offer supporters yet another cause for joy when they take on Union Berlin in the Europa League last 32, first leg,
The hosts qualified for the Europa League knockout rounds after finishing third in Group A of the UEFA Champions League. Ajax has improved recently, winning the previous four games.
In their previous game on Sunday, they were able to overcome a one-goal deficit at home against Waalwijk in the Eredivisie with to goals from Mohammed Kudus, Brian Brobbey, and Jurrien Timber in the second half.
Since interim manager John Heitinga assumed control of the team, the Amsterdammers have consistently put on strong performances in all tournaments, but Dusan Tadic and company won’t have an easy time against the opposition on Thursday!
Heitinga can rely on important players for the first leg, and Brian Brobbey, who scored as a substitute against RKC, is likely to start again.
Union Berlin Preview
Union, meanwhile, have for the first time advanced to the knockout stages of a UEFA-affiliated competition. They have maintained a perfect record in all competitions in 2023, showing strong form.
Union overcame a one-goal deficit against RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga on Saturday in a 2-1 away win.
We anticipate that Urs Fischer’s team will take something away from the opening leg given their five-game winning streak in the German top division. Andras Schafer, a forward, is out due to injury, and Janik Haberer and Christopher Trimmel are both suspended from the game!
1X2 Betting Odds
Let’s have a look at the odds in the 1×2 market for match result.
Union has advanced past the group stage for the first time, while Ajax is participating in the Europa League’s knockout rounds for the first time in two years. Competitions like this one benefit from experience, and Ajax has a home-field advantage in the first leg, which may be advantageous.
Ajax to win stands @ 2.05.
While this is going on, Union has won their last three away games while scoring twice in each contest. Given the strong recent performances of both sides, a draw might be on the cards!
Union Berlin to emerge victories stands @ 4.02. Making them the underdogs in this!
The possibility of a draw and a tantalizing game in Germany, stands @ 3.74.
Total goals over/under
Let’s see what the over/under market has for us in this game
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 2.00.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 1.95.
The market believes that only one or two goals will decide the outcome of this close game.
It is difficult to predict how this one will play out, but do expect the home side to flourish with the crowd on their side!