Our prediction for this Champions League match:
All eyes will be on Johan Cruijff Arena when Ajax and Atalanta go head to head in the Group D decider. A win over Atalanta will see Ajax book their place in the last 16 of the elite competition, and we are positive that the Amsterdammers will go all guns blazing at the Orobici. Keep in mind, though, that Traore, Mazraoui, Neres, and Kudus are all likely to miss Wednesday’s showdown with injury.
The Serie A outfit, on the other hand, dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with Midtjylland in their last group game. Atalanta were not in action at the weekend as the match with Udinese was postponed. The Orobici do not seem to be at their sharpest ahead of the trip to Amsterdam, and even though Ajax boss Erik ten Hag has some selection worries, home win should be considered. The likes of Caldara, Miranchuk, Pasalic, and Mojica are all sidelined with injury, while Gosens has been tested positive for coronavirus.
Highlighted Player (Davy Klaassen):
Davy Klaassen is a product of Ajax’s youth academy. He played for the Amsterdammers at youth level from 2004 to 2012 and he made his debut for the senior team against Olympique Lyon in the Champions League group stages. Klaassen was born on 22 February, 1993 in Hilversum, Netherlands and he plays as an attacking midfielder.
He is capable of playing as a secondary striker as well and it has to be noted that the Dutch footballer scored 13 goals in 31 league appearances for Ajax in the 2015/2016 Eredivisie campaign. Klaassen has four caps for Netherlands U21 team and he made his debut for the first team on 5 March, 2014 in a friendly against France.
The Dutch midfielder scored his first goal for the national team against Spain on 31 March, 2015 and, no doubt, that was one of the brightest moments of his career. The Ajax footballer won his third Eredivisie trophy with the Amsterdammers in the 2013/2014 campaign.
Highlighted Team (Atalanta):
Atalanta Bergamasco Calcio, better known as Atalanta Bergamo is an Italian football club from Bergamo which was founded in 1907 and is currently active in the Serie A.
The club host it’s home games in the Atleti Azzuri d’Italia stadium which holds a capacity of 27 000 sats. The club colors of Atalanta Bergamo are blue and black. Atalanta Bergamo holds the nickname Nerazzuri which is the same as Inter Milan.
Biggest succes of Atalanta Bergamo was in 1963 where the club managed to win the national cup (Coppa Italia). Atalanta won the Serie B three times (in 1959, 1984, 2006 and 2011). In Europe the club from Bergamo managed to stunt and reached the semi finals of the Europe Cup 2.