AJA vs VAL Dream11: Ajax host Valencia at Amsterdam ArenA in a crunch UEFA Champions League group game with both the teams looking to secure a spot in the knockout stage.
The Dutch champions are leading the charge of the Group H ahead of Valencia and Chelsea, while Lille are propping up the table and are out of contention for both the Champions League last-16 and Europa League. That said, it's all to play for the top three teams in this group, as either team could end up the winning group or may get knocked out of the competition as well.
What does each team need to qualify?
Ajax: A draw will do for Erik ten Haag and his team. If that's the case, Ajax will qualify as the group winners, irrespective of the scoreline between Chelsea and Lille. Regardless to say that a win will be the win-win situation for the Dutch giants.
Valencia: The Spanish outfit will be keeping one eye on the Chelsea game. But of the Los Che win the game at Amsterdam ArenA, the Chelsea game will be irrelevant to their cause as they will qualify for the next round as group winners.
But if Valencia draws the match, Chelsea will have to either draw or lose the match against Lille for them to qualify. But in case of a defeat against Ajax, Valencia can still qualify, provided Chelsea drop all three points against Lille.
Chelsea: For the 2012 champions, either a win or a draw will do if Ajax beat Valencia.
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Match Venue: Amsterdam ArenA
Match Timing: Wednesday, December 11, @01:30 AM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
Ajax to win: 1.60 (3/5), Probability to happen: 62.50%
Valencia to win: 5.00 (4/1), Probability to happen: 20.00%
Draw: 4.50 (7/2), Probability to happen: 22.22%
Quincy Promes: 04 goals
Hakim Ziyech: 02 goals
David van de Beek: 02
Daniel Parejo: 1 Goal
Kevin Gameiro: Leading goal scorer for Valencia this season (all competitions)
Ajax team news: David Neres remains out injured for the hosts and won't feature here.
Zakaria Labyad is a doubt as is their leading goal-scorer Quincy Promes, who is carrying a knock. The duo will be monitored before the game.
Valencia team news: Centre-back Ezequiel Garay is suspended for this match due to the accumulation of yellow cards. Expect Mouctar Diakhaby to partner Gabriel Paulista at the back as a result.
In addition, Cristiano Piccini, Goncalo Guedes and Lee Kang-in all will be missing the game due to injuries.
Eliaquim Mangala, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Denis Cheryshev and Jasper Cillessen are doubtful for the match.
Ajax: Onana (GK), Veltman, Schuurs, Blind, Tagliafico, Van de Beek, Mazraoui, Tadic, Ziyech, Lang, Huntelaar
Valencia: Domenech (GK), Costa, Garay, Gabriel, Gaya, Soler, Coquelin, Parejo, Torres, Gameiro, Rodrigo
Defenders: D Wass, Veltman, Blind, Tagliafico
Midfielders: D v d Beek, H Ziyech, D Parejo, F Torres (VC), C Soler
Attackers: Tadic (C)
We back Ajax to get at least a point from this game and qualify for the next round.