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Date: 21st September 2023
Kick-Off: 20:00 UK, 21:00 CET
Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena
TV: TNT Sports 4
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Ajax vs Marseille: Top free betting tips
Prepare for a captivating encounter as two former European champions, Ajax and Marseille, clash in the UEFA Europa League. Despite their historic success, both teams face unique challenges as they embark on their UEL campaign.
Match result prediction: Draw
Maurice Steijn will seek to recover Ajax's underwhelming start in the Eredivisie. On the other hand, Marseille under Marcelino's guidance, aims to build on their recent unbeaten streak in Ligue 1 but must overcome their struggles away from home in the UEL. However, Johan Cryuff Arena has not been kind to continental visiting sides and the French outfit will look to avoid that fate. Marseille arrive on the back of a goalless draw against Toulouse and we are expecting a similar result to this matchup.
Both teams to score prediction: Yes
Had Marseille travelled to Amsterdam last season, they would have been blown to pieces without anything to show for. They will fancy their luck as Ajax are struggled. Despite this, the Dutch giants scored four on the road against Ludogorets. However, their form has deteriorated since and conceded three goals in their last outing. On the other hand, Marseille have gotten on the scoreboard in five of their six matches in the 2023/24 campaign. Based on this, we expect blows exchanged in this meeting.
Correct score prediction: 2-2 Draw
The last two meetings between Ajax and Marseille, a club-friendly and a Europa League quarter-final, both finished with a 2-2 scoreline. Both sides have shown their tendency for scoring and it will be visible in this Europa League night. With defensive frailties being highlighted for each in recent weeks, expect a high-scoring 2-2 draw in Amsterdam.
Ajax vs Marseille: Form, recent games, and news
Ajax's journey to the UEL Group B was marked by ups and downs, and their domestic form under coach Steijn has been inconsistent. They currently occupy the 12th spot in the Eredivisie with just one win in their last four league outings. However, Ajax's historical record against French clubs, with 15 wins in 30 meetings, provides a glimmer of hope. They will want Steven Bergwijn to add to his three-goal involvements against the French outfit if they are to register a result against them.
Marseille's fortunes have improved since Marcelino took over, as they remain unbeaten in Ligue 1. However, their journey to the UEL group stage was far from straightforward, narrowly edging past Panathinaikos in the play-off round via a penalty shootout. While they have previously eliminated Ajax en route to the UEFA Cup quarter-finals in 2009, recent history has not been kind to Marseille in the UEL, with two group stage exits without an away victory since their 2018 final appearance.
FAQs regarding Ajax vs Marseille
What was Ajax's last result? 3-1 defeat to Twente.
What was Marseille's last result? 0-0 draw with Toulouse.
What was the last Head to Head result? 2-1 to Ajax.