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Aston Villa vs Ajax Europa Conference League Predictions: Tips and Odds

Aston Villa and Ajax will meet on Thursday at 8 p.m. (UK time) in the second leg of their Europa Conference League round-of-16 tie.

Unai Emery has warned his Aston Villa side to prepare for extra time and penalties as they welcome Ajax after the first leg ended goalless in Amsterdam. The coach rotated his squad but couldn’t breach their opponents’ five-man defence. “We will try to do something different because now we know them better,” he said.

Ajax head coach John van ‘t Schip took a positive outlook from the stalemate – “We are halfway through a double-header; I can live with the first half” – while his midfield general Jordan Henderson is looking forward to a tough return home. “Another tough game awaits,” the former Liverpool captain added. “We knew it would be tough, but we also have quality. We can take those positive things with us.”

Aston Villa vs Ajax predictions

Aston Villa vs Ajax: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 4/5 with Midnite
Correct Score 2-1 8/1 with Bet365
First Goalscorer Moussa Diaby 15/2 with SkyBet

The stats behind our Aston Villa vs Ajax predictions:

  • Both teams have scored in five of Ajax’s last six European road games.
  • Aston Villa won their four previous Europa Conference League home matches (three by a one-goal margin).
  • Aston Villa opened the scoring in three of their four last Europa Conference League home matches.

Aston Villa vs Ajax match tip

Over 2.5 goals @ 8/15 with Bet365

Three of Aston Villa’s last four Europa Conference League home matches have seen over 2.5 goals scored.

Aston Villa vs Ajax odds

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*Odds correct as of 15:00 on March 12. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.

Aston Villa vs Ajax team news

Aston Villa team news

In  Out Doubtful
Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Boubacar Kamara, Emiliano Buendía

Ezri Konsa serves a suspension, while Villa also misses long-term absentees Tyrone Mings, Boubacar Kamara and Emiliano Buendía.

Top Scorer: Ollie Watkins (21)

Card Magnet: Nicolò Zaniolo (10)

Assist Ace: Leon Bailey (11)

Ajax team news

In  Out Doubtful
Gastón Ávila, Tristan Gooijer, Steven Bergwijn, Steven Berghuis

Experienced duo Steven Bergwijn and Steven Berghuis are missing due to injuries, while Tristan Gooijer is suspended.

Top Scorer: Brian Brobbey (20)

Card Magnet: Brian Brobbey (7)

Assist Ace: Steven Berghuis (10)

Aston Villa vs Ajax head-to-head

  • 07/03/2024 – Ajax 0-0 Aston Villa – Europa Conference League
  • 23/10/2008 – Aston Villa 2-1 Ajax – Europa League

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