In the first match of the Champions League qualification against Nice, Ajax showed a very high level of football, the team was closer to a victory in the game, therefore there is no surprise about the fact, that the Dutch team is approaching the match, as a clear favorite of the upcoming encounter. In its turn, rumor has it, that the French team’s Nice’s leader Balotelli will very likely leave the Eagles camp and this confirms the fact, that even within Nice not that many people believe, that the side will be able to overcome the Ajax barrier.
While the championship of the Netherlands hasn’t started yet, Ajax have to gain and kept themselves in shape playing friendly matches. Few days after the match against Nice, Ajax had a control encounter with the English Hull City. A 3:3 draw was registered in the game. Ajax looked very powerfully in the first match against Nice, especially in the second half, in which the Dutchmen scored an equalizer.
Like Ajax, Nice do not play in their domestic championship yet, which is due to start very soon. Prior to the confrontation against the Dutchmen, the Eagles had a number of control matches against Servette, Ghent, Slavia, Borussia from the town of Monchengladbach. The results in the sparrings were decent, but as the first match against Ajax showed, Nice are still far from optimal conditions.
Ajax were better, than Nice in the first match, which was played on French soil and Ajax will put maximum effort to defeat the Eagles. There is no doubt about that. A bet on the hosts looks like a decent option in the upcoming match.
Prediction for the match: Ajax to win