AJA vs RM Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Ajax vs Real Madrid Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
UEFA Champions League, Round of 16, 1st Leg
When: February 14, 01:15 AM, IST
Where: Amsterdam ArenA
AJA vs RM Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Two of the most successful teams in the history of the Champions League battles as Ajax play host to the reigning European Champions Real Madrid in the Champions League round-of-16 1st leg match at Amsterdam ArenA, in Amsterdam, Nederlands, on Sunday night (IST).
Winger Dusan Tadic and Ajax head-coach Erik ten Hag during the press conference.
The stakes are high, for the hosts it has always been the case. Ajax are playing the first leg at Amsterdam Arena, which puts some pressure on the young generation of the club’s players.
But the opponents alleviate the fear of failure to some degrees. Because it’s Real Madrid, they are the favourites to qualify from this round, and this very notion gives some freedom to the hosts.
We saw what Ajax can do at the European stage as they ran Bayern Munich ragged in the last group game. Well, they are four-time champions, and there are only five more teams in Europe who boast a better record in that competition. So they have the pedigree, at least in terms of history.
However, the current scenario is that this round-of-16 appearance is Ajax’s first such adventure since the 2005-06 season. It has been a long and arduous journey, and we hope that the Dutch giants give a good account of themselves when they host the reigning European Champions.
Real Madrid are looking up at the moment. The season has been repaired by the consistency that the team showed in the last couple of months.
The Copa del Rey, the La Liga and the Champions League, every trophy and competition is achievable as things stand.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Ajax – W D W L W L
Real Madrid – W W W W D W
AJA vs RM Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Ajax vs Real Madrid Team News:
Injured – Twenty-one-year-old midfielder Carel Eiting is the only injury absentee ahead of this match.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Barcelona-bound Frenkie de Jong is a major doubt ahead of this match. The hosts will be desperate to have him in the squad, while the player himself would love to play against his soon-to-be El Clasico rivals. He will be assessed before the match.
Lisandro Magallan is carrying a knock and will be monitored ahead of the game.
Note: Former Manchester United defender Daley Blind and 26-year-old Argentine Nicolas Tagliafico are one booking away from getting suspended for the return leg.
Key Players – Hakim Ziyech, Dusan Tadic
Injured – The Los Blancos are getting to the full strength with Marcos Llorente remaining their only injured player at the moment.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – However, midfielder Isco is a doubt for the match after missing the Madrid Derby with an injury.
Note: Though Keylor Navas is back fit, Thibaut Courtois is expected to start the match. Sergio Reguilón has become a first-choice left-back for Madrid with Marcelo dropping down the pecking order in recent weeks. It would be interesting who starts here.
Gareth Bale is also no longer a first choice starter as Solari has preferred Vinicius Junior and Lucas Vazquez on the wing, while Karem Benzema being deployed as a starter.
Key Players – Benzema, Modric
AJA vs RM Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Ajax– Onana (GK), Mazraoui, Blind, De Ligt, Tagliafico; Schone, De Jong, Van de Beek; Neres, Tadic, Ziyech
Real Madrid– Courtois (GK), Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Reguilon; Casemiro, Modric, Kroos; Lucas, Benzema, Vinicius
AJA vs RM Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
Ajax FANTASY PREDICTION:
It’s a historic matchup with both the teams facing each other a massive 12 times before next game in Amsterdam.
Madrid have an upper hand against the four-time European Champions, winning seven games to four losses.
On current form, Madrid are a good value to earn a win here. But Ajax have a young crop of players who have performed wonderfully in the Champions Legaue this season.
A close win for the reigning champions is our call.
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