FC Koebenhavn vs Ajax Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: Telia Parken

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FC Koebenhavn vs Ajax Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

FC Copenhagen and Ajax will square off at the Telia Parken on Thursday evening for the first leg of their Europa League round of 16 tie. FC Copenhagen head into this clash on a high following their impressive 5-0 home victory over Horsens in the Superliga at the weekend. Federico Santander netted a brace, while Peter Ankersen, Andreas Cornelius and Andrija Pavlovic scored the other three goals. On the flip side, Ajax only managed a 1-1 away draw at FC Groningen thanks to a late equaliser from Davy Klaassen. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT.

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Betting Predictions and Tips

Copenhagen have been incredibly strong at both ends of the pitch in their recent victories across all competitions, scoring eight goals and conceding none in the process. Furthermore, Copenhagen have been very strong in front of their own fans in Europe this season as they haven’t conceded in seven European home fixtures, winning four and drawing three in the process. Meanwhile, Ajax are unbeaten in three Europa League away games this season, but picked up just one victory in this term. This having been said, I’m backing Copenhagen to secure at least one draw in this one.

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FC Copenhagen Preview

FC Copenhagen have enjoyed a decent run of form in this early part of the new year, having won three and draw three of their six games across all competitions after the winter break. The Danish outfit picked up a comfortable 0-3 victory on the road at B.93 in the Landspokal Cup a week ago and followed this up with a humiliating 5-0 home win over Horsens in the Superliga at the weekend. Copenhagen sit comfortable on top of the Superliga table with 58 points after 24 rounds, already 12 points clear of second-placed Brondby. The main reason for Copenhagen’s great performances throughout their domestic campaign has been their solid defence, having conceded just nine goals in 24 league outings. Regarding their European adventure this season, Copenhagen finished only third in their Champions League group G table to qualify to the Europa League round of 32. They had a difficult two-legged tie against Ludogorets, but they managed to secure a 1-2 win in the first leg, and this was enough for them to qualify further in the competition as the reverse fixture ended as a nil-nil draw. Their home record in Europe this season has been decent as they haven’t conceded in seven European home fixtures, winning four and drawing three in the process. However, their recent home form hasn’t been very good as they were on a six-game winless streak in all competitions prior to their 5-0 win over Horsens in their most recent home league game.

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Ajax Preview

Meanwhile, Ajax are unbeaten since they returned to action after the winter break, winning eight and drawing two of their last ten games across all competitions. Ajax managed a comfortable 4-1 home win over Heracles in the Eredivisie towards the end of February, but they only managed a 1-1 draw on the road at Groningen at the weekend. During this good run of form, Ajax beat Legia 1-0 on aggregate in their Europa League round of 32 tie to qualify for the current stage of the competition. The most impressive fact is that Ajax have only conceded three goals in their ten games across all competitions after the winter break. Away from home, Ajax are currently on a seven-game unbeaten streak in all competitions, conceding just two goals in the process. Furthermore, they are undefeated in their three away games in the Europa League so far this season, but they conceded at least once in each of those fixtures. Actually, the Amsterdammers are currently on an eleven-game unbeaten run in the Europa League. Domestically, Ajax find themselves in second position in the league table with 59 points under their belts after 25 rounds, just four points off the current leaders Feyenoord. Davy Klaassen and Kasper Dolberg are the players to watch here, as the pair bagged 23 goals and ten assists between them throughout their Eredivisie campaign.

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FC Copenhagen Team News

There are no fresh injury concerns for Copenhagen ahead of this game, but Mathias Jorgensen is one yellow card away from suspension.

Ajax Team News

Nick Viergever is a doubt, but Pelle Clement is still out through a groin injury. In addition, Andre Onana and Joel Veltman are both missing through suspension.

FC Koebenhavn saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Ajax saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

FC Koebenhavn Form Guide

FC Koebenhavn Team Logo

FC Koebenhavn

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
L A

09-04-2018

Superligaen Championship Playoff

FC Midtjylland Team Logo FC Midtjylland

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

15-04-2018

Superligaen Championship Playoff

Broendby IF Team Logo Broendby IF

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

18-04-2018

Superligaen Championship Playoff

AaB Team Logo AaB

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

21-04-2018

Superligaen Championship Playoff

AC Horsens Team Logo AC Horsens

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

27-04-2018

Superligaen Championship Playoff

AC Horsens Team Logo AC Horsens

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

06-05-2018

Superligaen Championship Playoff

Broendby IF Team Logo Broendby IF

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

13-05-2018

Superligaen Championship Playoff

AaB Team Logo AaB

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

18-05-2018

Superligaen Championship Playoff

FC Midtjylland Team Logo FC Midtjylland

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

21-05-2018

Superligaen Championship Playoff

FC Nordsjaelland Team Logo FC Nordsjaelland

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

25-05-2018

Superligaen Europa League Playoff

AGF Team Logo AGF

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

Ajax Form Guide

Ajax Team Logo

Ajax

Won

7

Draw

0

Lost

3
L A

04-03-2018

Eredivisie

Vitesse Team Logo Vitesse

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

11-03-2018

Eredivisie

SC Heerenveen Team Logo SC Heerenveen

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

18-03-2018

Eredivisie

Sparta Rotterdam Team Logo Sparta Rotterdam

FT 2 - 5

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

01-04-2018

Eredivisie

FC Groningen Team Logo FC Groningen

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

08-04-2018

Eredivisie

Heracles Team Logo Heracles

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

15-04-2018

Eredivisie

PSV Eindhoven Team Logo PSV Eindhoven

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

19-04-2018

Eredivisie

VVV-Venlo Team Logo VVV-Venlo

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

29-04-2018

Eredivisie

AZ Alkmaar Team Logo AZ Alkmaar

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

06-05-2018

Eredivisie

Excelsior Team Logo Excelsior

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

11-05-2018

Club Friendlies

Al Ahly Team Logo Al Ahly

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

FC Koebenhavn Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Ajax Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

FC Koebenhavn vs Ajax Sidelined Players

FC Koebenhavn
32 Danny Amankwaa Injured
14 Nicolaj Thomsen Injured
Ajax
44 Pelle Clement Injured
3 Joel Veltman Suspended
5 Davinson Sanchez Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Robin Olsen 198 89
3 RB Ludwig Augustinsson 181 74
5 CD Erik Johansson 191 84
25 CD Mathias Joergensen 191 79
22 LB Peter Ankersen 182 74
24 RM Youssef Toutouh 189 77
88 CM Uros Matic 184 73
6 CM William Kvist 184 80
33 LM Rasmus Falk 177 65
19 CF Federico Santander 187 79
11 CF Andreas Cornelius 193 89
No. Pos Player M kg
24 GK Andre Onana 190 82
26 CD Nick Viergever 183 78
8 RB Daley Sinkgraven 179 64
36 CD Matthijs de Ligt 187 80
2 LB Kenny Tete 180 77
30 CM Donny van de Beek 181 76
10 CM Davy Klaassen 179 70
20 CM Lasse Schoene 178 75
9 LF Bertrand Traore 180 71
25 CF Kasper Dolberg 186 75
11 RF Amin Younes 168 70