Our football match prediction:
High-flying Ajax will be looking to extend their thrilling winning run when they take on Legia at Pepsi Arena in the first leg of the Europa League last 32. The Amsterdammers have been in a splendid form in 2017, but they will have to prove their worth on the field in Thursday’s football match. The Dutch side have yet to suffer a loss in the Europa League this season and they are definitely capable of beating Legia in Warsaw. The Poles aim to build on a hard-fought win over Arka Gdynia, but seeing that Ajax seem to be on top of their game at the moment, we predict that the visitors will emerge triumphant in the first leg. Anwar El Ghazi left the Amsterdam Arena outfit in the January transfer window, but coach Peter Bosz has a number of high-profile players to choose from and, taking everything into account, there is a big value in betting on the away team.
Highlighted Player (Guilherme):
Brazilian international Guilherme is a midfielder currently plying his trade with Legia Warsaw. The 25-year-old midfielder began his professional career at Braga, where he spent five years before his move to Poland. Brazilian international had made only five appearances for Braga and spent most of his time in Portugal on loans with Vizela nad Gil Vicente. In 2014 he was loaned to Legia Warsaw, who decided to make the deal permanent a year later. Guilherme settled in quite well with the Militarians, immediately establishing himself as the first-team regular for the Polish giants. Having played 35 Ekstraklasa games in Legia’s title-winning season, Guilherme played a key role in helping his team end the 20-year absence from the UEFA Champions League. His contribution extended to five goals to the name of this Brazilian, who earned great praise in Poland due to his dedicated and hard-working performances.
Highlighted Team (Ajax):
Ajax are 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.