Ajax has just started this new season and they have already failed one of their main objectives for this year, which was getting into the Champions League’s group stage
Ajax: On the last qualifying round of the Champions League, they weren’t able to overcome Nice and a 2-2 draw at home after a 1-1 draw in France wasn’t enough to see the Dutchmen going through.
Ajax have also lost some important players in this transfer window, with the biggest absence being Klaasen, who was the mastermind of this team.
Ajax reached the final of this competition last season, where they were beaten by José Mourinho’s Manchester United, so I believe they will want to start off well and ensure a spot on the group stage of this Europa League’s edition.
On the Eredivisie, they started off with the wrong foot, losing at 2-1 at Heracles on the 1st matchday of this season.
Rosenborg: Just like their opponents, Rosenborg also arrive here after being eliminated from the Champions League, where they even got through their 1st qualifying round beating Dundalk on a close tie, but then got eliminated on another close tie, against Celtic.
They drew 0-0 away but then lost 1-0 in Norway. They are now looking to join the Europa League, aiming to get to the group stage.
Domestically they are doing pretty well, sitting on 1st place with a comfortable advantage.
This Rosenborg side is an interesting one, but naturally they aren’t the favourites for this tie, although they might have something to say, especially at this stage of the season, since Ajax didn’t get a good start.
Ajax vs Rosenborg Pick:
Ajax is the favourite here since they are playing at home, and a win from the Dutch side is expected, since this is a competition they almost won last season.
I expect an open match between two teams who like to play attacking football.
Ajax should have more possession and I believe they score at least 2 goals in this encounter, if not more. The team needs to give a positive reply after their bad start and this is the perfect match for it.
Rosenborg on the other hand, is a sneaky team, with quality players in the attacking front and powerful on set pieces.
Defensively, Ajax is a little weak, therefore I expect a match with some goals, so this Over 2.5 Goals bet should be relatively easy.
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