Ajax vs Brighton Europa League predictions: Tips, odds and team news

Ajax and Brighton go head-to-head in a Europa League showdown on Thursday at 5.45pm (UK time).

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AJAX VS BRIGHTON
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*Odds correct as of 11:55 on November 05

Saying Ajax are having a season to forget is a little bit of an understatement. The Dutch side have picked up just eight points from their opening nine games in the Eredivisie so far in 2023/24, struggling at the bottom of the table. They did end a four game losing streak across all competitions last weekend however, with a 2-0 victory over fellow strugglers FC Voldenam, but they have a long way to go to get back on track.

Things haven’t improved in Europe either, with the Dutch giants yet to win a game in Group B, following up back-to-back draws against Marseille and AEK Athens with a 2-0 away defeat to Brighton in the reverse fixture. They also have a poor record against English opposition,  have lost each of their last five matches.

Brighton, meanwhile, have finally gotten to grips with European football in their debut campaign, coming back from 2-0 down to earn a point with Marseille and winning the aforementioned reverse fixture 2-0 thanks to goals from Joao Pedro, who made it four goals in three games in the Europa League this season, and Barcelona loanee Ansu Fati. The Seagulls have struggled to pick up wins on the whole, however, drawing four and losing three of their last eight matches across all competitions.

Ajax vs Brighton predictions

Ajax vs Brighton: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 1/2 with Midnite
Correct Score Ajax 1-1 Brighton 8/1 with Betfred
First Goalscorer Joao Pedro 13/2 with BetMGM

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The stats behind our Ajax vs Brighton predictions:

  • Brighton have drawn four of their last six matches across all competitions.
  • Ajax are yet to win in the UEL so far this season (D2, L1).
  • Joao Pedro has four goals in three Europa League matches in 2023/24.
  • Brighton have scored and conceded in 13 of their 15 matches this term.
  • Ajax have not won any of their last eight matches against English sides.

Ajax vs Brighton match tip

Joao Pedro to score anytime @ 2/1 with Unibet

Despite struggling to nail down a starting spot in the Premier League, Joao Pedro has shone in the Europa League, finding the back of the net four times in just three appearances in the competition. The Brazilian has scored in every match so far against AEK Athens (2), Marseille and the reverse fixture against Ajax and could become just the fourth to score in four consecutive games in the competition before turning 23, after Victor Moses, Romelu Lukaku and Amine Gouiri.

Ajax vs Brighton Bet-Builder tip

BTTS > Joao Pedro to score anytime > Draw

Brighton have scored and conceded in 13 of their 15 matches across all competitions this season, while forward Joao Pedro has scored in all three Europa League matches this term (4 goals in total). The Seagulls have drawn four of their last six matches, while two of Ajax’s three Europa League games this season have finished level.


Ajax vs Brighton team news

Ajax team news

In  Out Doubtful
Borna Sosa, Carlos Forbs, Jay Gorter, Devyne Rensch, Gerónimo Rulli, Sivert Mannsverk, Amourricho van Axel Dongen

Borna Sosa, Carlos Forbs, Jay Gorter, Devyne Rensch, Gerónimo Rulli, Sivert Mannsverk and Amourricho van Axel Dongen are all missing for the hosts.

Brighton team news

In  Out Doubtful
James Milner, Danny Welbeck, Julio Enciso, Jakub Moder, Solly March Pervis Estupinan, Tariq Lamptey

James Milner, Danny Welbeck, Julio Enciso, Jakub Moder and Solly March all remain out for the hosts, while Pervis Estupinan and Tariq Lamptey are still working their way back to fitness.

Ajax vs Brighton head-to-head record

  • 26 Oct 2023 – Brighton 2-0 Ajax – Europa League

The Seagulls took all three points in the reverse fixture thanks to goals from Joao Pedro and Ansu Fati.

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