Sporting CP vs Ajax prediction: Group C promises unpredictable developments, Sporting CP welcomes Ajax in the first match. Ajax will have to be very careful against the defending champion Portugal, especially when the recent performance of Ten Hag’s students is not really positive. It is possible that 1 point on the opening day will satisfy both teams.
- Match date: 07:00 p.m – 2021/09/15
- Event: Champions League
- Stage: Matchday 1st
- Location: José Alvalade
SPORTING CP VS AJAX PREDICTION: TEAM COMPARISON & TIPS
Sporting CP went straight to the group stage thanks to the Portuguese championship after 19 years of waiting. It would be a mistake to underestimate Filipe Amorim’s students because their strides are extremely impressive. The last 7 matches were unbeaten, including 5 wins, only 4 times conceded and no match received more than 1 goal, showing the stability of the defense system.
The old and dirty play is clearly shown in the new season, Sporting is in the leading group of the Portuguese league with 11/15 absolute points. The attack is not overrated but Sporting is a very pragmatic team, it is not surprising if they continue to cause difficulties for Ajax.
Ajax continued to dominate the Netherlands with their 35th championship and also played quite successfully in the European Cup last season. However, Ten Hag’s students are off to a bad start with a crushing 0-4 defeat against PSV in the Dutch Super Cup. Ajax’s success is based on excellent defensive performance and effective counter-attacking.
Clearly shown in the statistics of scoring 7 goals and conceding only 7 times after 6 matches in the Champions League group stage, the defense is very solid. However, the attack needs to be improved more with 3/6 matches. Ajax will not be able to easily get 3 points against Sporting even though they are rated at the top.
There is no lack of caution from both teams because this is the first match. Both possess a well-organized defense, the tight game is predictable. In addition to the lack of stability in Ajax’s attack, the likelihood of many goals appearing is very low.
Select: Under 2.5 FT.
Ajax has a lot of experience and tradition, but that doesn’t mean they will have an easy match. The recent decline in performance and the relatively unstable momentum make experts skeptical. Ajax lost to PSV 0-4 in the Dutch Super Cup and also lost the top spot in the domestic league table.
Meanwhile, Sporting’s home form is extremely impressive, 10 consecutive matches unbeaten in which 9 wins. In this season, Amorim’s students only divided points once and conceded exactly 1 time after 3 matches at Jose Alvalade. Sporting’s annoying gameplay and stable mentality can completely surprise. At least 1 point for the host is an option worthy of trust.
Select: Sporting CP FT.
The European odds rate Ajax’s chances of winning are only slightly better. The pair is considered to be very balanced because Sporting is extremely stable when playing away. The draw result is a wise choice after the recent performances of the two teams.
Select: Draw FT.
Sporting CP vs Ajax Prediction: Sporting CP 1 – 1 Ajax FT (0-0 H1).
Sporting CP: Adan, Neto, Porro, Palhinha, Coates, Feddal, Matheus, Santos, Paulinho, Vinagre, Cabral.
Ajax: Stekelenburg, Mazraoui, Blind, Alvarez, Timber, Martinez, Gravenberch, Klaassen, Tadic, Antony, Haller.
The above is information about the prediction in the 1st match of Champions League between Sporting CP vs Ajax on 2021/09/15 of the CMD368 bookie.