Schalke and Ajax compose a pair of the UEFA Europa League quarterfinals. The first match of the encounter, which happened on a pitch of the Dutch team, brought the hosts a victory of 2:0 and now Schalke will try very hard to change the situation in their favor, otherwise the Germans risk to spend the next season without the Eurocups.
The current season for Schalke is sort of crumpled. Failures in Bundesliga, very unstable game away and they cannot win at home sometimes. Things in the Europa League were much better, than in the championship, but 0:2 loss from Ajax may put an end to Weinzierl’s aspirations. Within the UEL this season Salzburg, Krasnodar and Nice were defeated, and there were draws with PAOK and Borussia from Monchengladbach.
Ajax continue to win, and after a confident victory over Schalke within the Europa League, the team from Amsterdam, managed to defeat Heerenveen in the Dutch championship with a score of 5:1. Ajax are currently on the second position in the national championship’s tournament table. The team has 75 points in the asset and one point away from the leading Feyenoord. Ajax have had five away matches within the Europa League: a victory over Panathinaikos , draws with Celta, Standard and Legia as well as a defeat from Kopenhagen.
Schalke require only a victory in the upcoming game of the UEL quarterfinal, while even a minimal defeat will suffice for Ajax. The most important thing for the team from Amsterdam is to score a goal in the Germans’ net. Everything else is a matter of technique.
Prediction for the match: Schalke to win.