Tip Ajax - Sporting Lisbon
Prediction published on December 5, 2021 at 4:53 AM - Modified on December 5, 2021 at 5:53 AM
The two already qualified teams in Group C meet when Ajax host Sporting Lisbon at the Johan Cruijff Arena. Ajax are top of the group with a perfect record and have 15 points from their five matches while Sporting have nine points from their five matches. The home team are confirmed as group winners regardless of the result in this match. Ajax are unbeaten in their last 10 matches and have suffered just one loss in their last twenty matches.The Dutch team are bidding to win six straight matches in the Champions League for the first time in their history. They have scored an incredible 16 goals in their five matches at an average of 3.2 goals per match. Ajax have only lost once to Portuguese opposition in eight previous matches across all European competitions.
Sporting are three points clear of third placed Dortmund but are secured in second place due to them having the better head to head record. Sporting had an impressive 4-1 away win to Besiktas in the last round and are looking for their second consecutive away win for the first time since the 2008/09 season when they beat Basel and Shakhtar Donetsk. They are on a great run of form having won their last 12 matches that has seen them go joint top in their domestic league. In three previous meetings with Ajax, Sporting have won two and lost one but that loss was earlier this season when they lost 5-1 at home.
Key points Ajax - Sporting Lisbon
The three previous matches between these sides have produced 15 goals at an average of 5 goals per match.
In four of their last five matches Ajax have kept clean sheets. In that period they have scored 13 goals and conceded only two.
Six of Ajax’s last nine matches have produced over 2.5 goals.
Four out of Sporting’s last five away matches have seen more than 2.5 goals being scored.
Sporting have lost just twice in their last 19 away matches across all competitions.
Conclusion Ajax - Sporting Lisbon
Ajax will want to achieve the rare feat of winning all six group games and it will be very difficult for Sporting to stop from achieving this feat. The home team has an excellent home record and we are backing them for the win and over 2.5 goals to be scored.