Nice vs Ajax Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Nice vs Ajax Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Nice and Ajax will square off at the Allianz Riviera on Wednesday night for the first leg of their Champions League qualifying third round tie. Nice come into this clash on the back of a 2-1 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach in a friendly fixture a week ago thanks to goals from Alassane Plea and Vincent Marcel. On the flip side, Ajax lost 2-0 against Lyon in a friendly game a week ago. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Nice looked much better in pre-season than Ajax and despite their departures this summer, they still have a better squad than the Amsterdammers. Furthermore, Nice’s home form over the past few months has been impressive and managed to score at least two goals in ten of their last 15 home fixtures across all competitions. On the other hand, Ajax have struggled on the road over the past five months, winning just three of their last ten away games across all competitions. I’m expecting a very well contested affair, but I think that Nice should be able to maximize their home advantage.

Nice to win at 6/5

Both teams to score - Yes at 5/6

 

Nice saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Nice have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 2 games against Ajax

Ajax scored over 2.5 goals in 6 out of their last 10 games played

Ajax have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 2 games against Nice

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Nice Form Guide

Nice Team Logo

Nice

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
L A

22-12-2018

Ligue 1

Strasbourg Team Logo Strasbourg

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

06-01-2019

Coupe de France

Toulouse Team Logo Toulouse

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

12-01-2019

Ligue 1

Bordeaux Team Logo Bordeaux

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

16-01-2019

Ligue 1

Monaco Team Logo Monaco

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

19-01-2019

Ligue 1

Reims Team Logo Reims

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

26-01-2019

Ligue 1

Nimes Team Logo Nimes

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

01-02-2019

Ligue 1

Lille Team Logo Lille

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

10-02-2019

Ligue 1

Lyon Team Logo Lyon

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

16-02-2019

Ligue 1

Angers Team Logo Angers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

23-02-2019

Ligue 1

Amiens Team Logo Amiens

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Ajax Form Guide

Ajax Team Logo

Ajax

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
W A

23-12-2018

Eredivisie

FC Utrecht Team Logo FC Utrecht

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

11-01-2019

Club Friendlies

Flamengo Team Logo Flamengo

FT 5 - 6

(HT 2 - 2)

W A

12-01-2019

Club Friendlies

Sao Paulo Team Logo Sao Paulo

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

20-01-2019

Eredivisie

SC Heerenveen Team Logo SC Heerenveen

FT 4 - 4

(HT 3 - 1)

W H

24-01-2019

KNVB Cup

SC Heerenveen Team Logo SC Heerenveen

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

27-01-2019

Eredivisie

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 6 - 2

(HT 3 - 2)

W H

02-02-2019

Eredivisie

VVV-Venlo Team Logo VVV-Venlo

FT 6 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

09-02-2019

Eredivisie

Heracles Team Logo Heracles

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

13-02-2019

Champions League Final Stage

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

17-02-2019

Eredivisie

NAC Breda Team Logo NAC Breda

FT 5 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Nice Preview

Nice have enjoyed a successful pre-season campaign, winning four of their five friendly fixture, with their only defeat coming at the hands of Slavia Prague a fortnight ago. Apart from their game against Slavia Prague, Nice managed to score at least two goals in each of the other four friendlies. Nice finished third in Ligue 1 last season, although they challenged for the league title for the first six, seven months of the season. The problem is that Nice have been quiet on the transfer market during this summer window, while two of their best last season’s players in the shape of Younes Belhanda and Ricardo Pereira have returned to their clubs after loan spells. Nice’s most notable arrivals during the summer window are Jean-Victor Makengo and Pierre Lees Melou from Caen and Dijon respectively. Nice can count on their home form ahead of this clash as they have only lost once in their last 14 home fixtures across all competitions. This is Nice’s first appearance in the Champions League, but they have featured in the Europa League in the past and their recent home record reads two loss and one win at their new stadium.

Nice Team News

Wylan Cyprien is still missing through injury, but the good news is that Alassane Plea is back in the team following his long-term injury.

Ajax Preview

On the other hand, Ajax have only played two friendly fixtures throughout this pre-season campaign, registering one win and one defeat in this term. The Amsterdammers finished as runners-up in the Eredivisie table last season, just one point behind the eventual winners Feyenoord. Regarding their Champions League recent record, Ajax suffered a humiliating elimination at the hands of Rostov in the play-offs last season. However, the Amsterdammers managed to reach the Europa League final last season, losing 0-2 at the hands of Manchester United. Ajax’s away record in the Champions League over the past four years has been awful as they have only won once in their last nine games. In addition, Ajax are without a victory in their last six European games against French opponents. The Amsterdammers have only played two games under new-coach Marcel Keizer, after their former manager Peter Bosz moved to Borussia Dortmund two months ago. In terms of transfers, Ajax have lost their captain Davy Klaassen, who joined Everton this summer, but managed to sign Klaas-Jan Huntelaar from Schalke, who returns to the club which brought him into the International stage.

Ajax Team News

Norbert Alblas is out due to a broken wrist.

Nice Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.7

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

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

Nice vs Ajax Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
30 GK Yoan Cardinale 181 84
2 LB Arnaud Souquet 174 70
20 CD Maxime Le Marchand 185 72
31 CD Dante 187 82
23 RB Malang Sarr 180 70
13 LM Valentin Eysseric 181 73
26 CM Vincent Koziello 168 61
7 RM Pierre Lees-Melou 185 67
6 CM Jean Michael Seri 168 67
11 CF Bassem Srarfi 176 71
9 CF Mario Balotelli 189 88
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Andre Onana 190 82
5 CD Davinson Sanchez 187 81
3 LB Joel Veltman 182 73
4 CD Matthijs de Ligt 187 80
26 RB Nick Viergever 183 78
6 CM Donny van de Beek 181 76
20 CM Lasse Schoene 178 75
10 CM Hakim Ziyech 180 70
25 CF Kasper Dolberg 186 75
45 LF Justin Kluivert 175 67
11 RF Amin Younes 168 70