THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE quarter-final ties concludes this midweek as Ajax travel to Turin to face Juventus. Daniel McCulloch (@DMcCulloch1984) shares his betting thoughts.
Juventus v Ajax | Tuesday 16th April 2019, 20:00 | BT Sport
Many observers will feel that Ajax have missed out on a great opportunity to progress here, having failed to win in Amsterdam. The Dutch side won the shot count 19-6 but Cristiano Ronaldo scored with Juventus’s only shot on-target to ensure that they returned to Turin knowing that a goalless draw would be enough to see them through to the semi-finals.
However, given that Ajax actually lost at home to Real Madrid before going on to win 4-1 at The Bernabeu, I am sure they will travel to Italy with confidence.
In the Champions League proper, the away side have scored in every game on the road, including against Bayern Munich and Benfica.
Juventus’s defensive record is historically excellent and I am aware that they closed down Atletico completely having lost 2-0 in the away tie, but I have been impressed every time I’ve seen Ajax this season; they create a high number of good quality chances while I certainly cannot see Juventus failing to score.
With this in mind, Both Teams To Score gets my vote, that’s available at 3/4 with Bet365.
Juventus v Ajax – Both Teams To Score (3/4 Bet365)