Borussia Dortmund vs Ajax will be played in the 4th round of the UEFA Champions League on November 4, 2021, in Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund. The match is part of the UEFA Champions League, Group C. Dortmund is much stronger than Ajax. The two teams compete well together. No matter who wins, both teams are able to compete. Their home game in Dortmund gave them no reason to be nervous. The following is a description of the game between Borussia Dortmund vs Ajax:
Having won 2-0 against Cologne in the Bundesliga 1, Dortmund will hope to see more of the same in their match against Bayern Munich on Sunday.
Borussia Dortmund finished that match with 43% possession and 8 shots on goal, 5 of which were on target. Thorgan Hazard and Steffen Tigges both scored goals for Borussia Dortmund. At the other end, 1. Cologne scored five goals from their 20 shots.
A total of 12 goals have been scored by Marco Rose in his last six matches for Borussia Dortmund. In that time frame, they have conceded seven goals.
Ajax drew 0-0 with Heracles Almelo in their last match in the Eredivisie.
As a result of Ajax’s possession of the ball, the team had 18 shots on goal, with 7 of those being on target. With 5 shots on target, Heracles Almelo had 7 shots on goal against their opponents.
Throughout their last 6 fixtures, Ajax has conceded just 1 goal from hard-working displays from their defensive unit. However, the team has scored 13 goals during that time frame. This next match will allow us to determine whether that trend will continue.
Soumaïla Coulibaly (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Marcel Schmelzer (Knee Surgery), Giovanni Reyna, Raphaël Guerreiro (Torn Muscle Fibre), Nico Schulz (Torn Muscle Fibre), Erling Haaland, Emre Can (Muscle Injury), Mahmoud Dahoud (Twisted knee) and Mateu Morey Bauzà (Cruciate Ligament Injury) cannot make an appearance for Marco Rose’s side.
A number of Ajax players are injured, according to coach Erik ten Hag. Maarten Stekelenburg (Groin Surgery), Noussair Mazraoui (Illness), and Sean Klaiber (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are unable to play due to injuries.
Head to Head:
In their previous 3 meetings, Borussia Dortmund and Ajax split the points.
Borussia Dortmund won 2 direct matches. Ajax won 1 match. 0 matches ended in a draw. The average number of goals scored by both teams was 3.33 in direct matches.
The average number of goals scored by Dortmund in the actual season was 2.16. The total number of goals (team and opponent) was over 1.5 in 10 matches (90.91%) played at home. Seven (63.64%) of the matches played at home during season 2021 had over 2.5 goals in total (team and opposition).
Amsterdam averaged 3.23 goals per game during season 2021. The total goals (team and opponent) in 7 of the 8 away matches (87.50%) exceeded 1.5. The total goals (team and opponent) in 3 of the 8 away matches (37.50%) exceeded 2.5.
Our opinion is that Ajax and Borussia Dortmund will end up playing out a close match.
I think we’re expecting a close game, so it might be a high-scoring draw. Thus, we predict a very close match with a score of 2-2 at the end of 90 minutes.
What are the best odds for the game?
Taking a look at WDW odds for this match, a victory for Borussia Dortmund is available for 2.42, a draw is 3.92, and picking Ajax to win is 2.75. Those are the highest odds currently available.
Teams: Borussia Dortmund – Ajax Amsterdam
Tournament: UEFA Champions League
Date: Thursday, 4 November 2021
Venue: Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund
Stadium: Signal Iduna Park (81,365)
Captain: Marco Reus
Chairman: Hans-Joachim Watzke
Manager: Marco Rose
Competitions: Bundesliga 1 position 2, DFB-Pokal (Second Round), Champions League (Group C)
Typically playing in the Striker position, Erling Haaland was born in Leeds, England. After having played his first senior match for Molde FK in the 2017 season, the gifted Forward has hit 9 league goals in this Bundesliga 2021 – 2022 season to date coming from a total of 6 appearances.