Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Liverpool will be looking to bounce back from a shocking 2-0 loss to Atalanta when they host Ajax at their Anfield on Matchday 5. The Reds are still leading the standings, but both Ajax and Atalanta are breathing down their neck. Jurgen Klopp’s troops must take Tuesday’s match very seriously, and we are positive that the German tactician is going to field the best possible side.
Sadio Mane, who was rested in a 1-1 draw with Brighton, is widely expected to return to the starting XI, but Van Dijk, Alexander-Arnold, Shaqiri, Gomez, and Oxlade-Chamberlain remain in the recovery room. The Amsterdamers aim to build on a routine 3-1 win over Midtjylland, and we predict that they will take advantage of the fact that the hosts will be without three important defenders in Tuesday’s clash. Taking everything into account, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Talented Ghana footballer Mohammed Kudus remains on the sidelines for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Mohamed Salah):
Mohamed Salah is considered one of the best African players. Salah began his senior career at El Mokawloon, scoring 11 goals in 41 league appearances for the club and in 2012 he moved to Europe, signing a four-year deal with Swiss side Basel.
The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as a striker as well was producing outstanding displays for the RotBlau from 2012 to 2014 and, as a result, Chelsea chiefs decided to sign him on 26 January, 2015 for a fee of £11 million. Mohamed Salah, though, failed to impress in the Premier league and one year later he was sent on loan to Fiorentina.
After making 16 league appearances for the Viola in the Serie A, the left-footed winger signed a loan deal with Roma on 6 August, 2015. The Romans made the contract permanent on 3 August, 2016. Speaking of his international career, Salah made his Egypt debut on 3 September, 2011 in a 2-1 loss to Sierra Leone. It has to be noted that he was named Roma’s player of the season (2015/2016).
Highlighted Team (Ajax):
Ajax is a Dutch football club that was founded on 18 March, 1900. Ajax are well known for their youth academy, which regarded as one of the best youth football schools in the world. The likes of Johan Cruijff, Edwin van der Sar, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Kluivert, Rafael van der Vaart and Marco van Basten are all products of Ajax’s football academy. The Amsterdammers share a big rivalry with Feyenoord and there have always been fireworks when the two teams face each other in De Klassieker.
During the seventies Feyenoord and Ajax were the only two teams who were capable of winning the domestic trophies, while PSV have been playing an important role in Dutch football in the 21st century. PSV and Ajax are regarded as big rivals as well and the two teams square off against each other in De Topper. Ajax play their home games at Amsterdam ArenA, the stadium that was opened on 14 August, 1996. The Amsterdammers won their fourth European Cup (Champions League) trophy in 1995, beating Milan in the title game in Vienna.