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Two of the most successful sides in the history of pan-European football face off at the Allianz Arena this midweek, with Niko Kovac’s Bayern side looking to put recent indifferent league form behind them upon the visit of Ajax. The Dutch side are not hitting the heights of great sides of the past, but will still present a challenge and Bayern Munich vs Ajax betting tips will reflect that fact.

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02. October 2018 | 20:00
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Thomas Muller to score first
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Bayern to win 3-1
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Two consecutive games without winning have seen Bayern fall off the top of the Bundesliga, and it’s clear they’re not in the best form right now. Some defensive issues make the 7/10 odds available from Betway for Both Teams To Score look appetising. Nonetheless, we’d expect Bayern to have too much for their visitors here, and that’s due in part to the depth of their attack, with players like Thomas Muller always dangerous. Muller is 9/2 with William Hill to score first here, and those might be the Bayern Munich vs Ajax best odds of the night. For a longer-odds punt, take a look at BetBright. They’ve got Bayern at 9/1 to win this match 3-1, a result which is a very real possibility.

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Bayern Munich vs Ajax Betting Tips: Form Guide

Bayern Look To Take Final Step

After one game of this season’s Champions League, it feels safe to say that Bayern won’t have much difficulty getting out of their group. Drawn with AEK, Ajax and Benfica, Matchday 1’s trip to the Stadium of Light was probably the toughest fixture on the list for the hegemonic German champions. In the event, they took all three points without really needing to get out of first gear. A tenth-minute opener from Robert Lewandowski was more or less expected, but the identity of the second goalscorer – Renato Sanches, whose career seemed to have stalled after a terrible loan spell at Swansea – will have pleased Kovac, the fans and most of all Sanches himself.

Bayern came out of that game into a Bundesliga meeting with last season’s runners-up, Schalke. A comfortable 2-0 win was the outcome, but told us little about the Kovac-era FCB side, so poor has Schalke’s recent form been. Indeed, a midweek fixture with Augsburg showed that there are some weaknesses in the Munich side’s edifice. When Arjen Robben shot Bayern ahead on 47 minutes, the three points seemed a formality. That was before visiting substitute Felix Gotze nicked an 86th-minute equaliser. Worse, if Bayern expected Friday’s trip to Berlin to offer an immediate bounce-back opportunity, that fell flat too.

Goals from Vedad Ibisevic and Ondrzej Duda gave the hosts, Hertha, a 2-0 win, leaving Bayern a point behind Borussia Dortmund at the top of the table, and level with Hertha themselves. While the majority of Bayern Munich vs Ajax betting tips for today will still favour the hosts, there are signs that they may be vulnerable this season.

Ajax Make A Clean Start

The days when Ajax were a Champions League contender and a production line for a successful Dutch national side are, for the moment, very much in the past. There are various reasons for this – the Dutch national side is execrable, and many of the exciting young players in Holland these days are developed at PSV Eindhoven instead. None of this means that Ajax aren’t a good side anymore – they’re still perfectly decent – but they don’t strike fear into the hearts of anyone outside the Netherlands anymore.

Indeed, the five-point gap between Ajax and leaders PSV is a sign that even within Holland, there is a new sheriff in town. The most notable result this Ajax team has had this season came on a visit to Eindhoven, where Mark van Bommel’s side scored three times in 14 first-half minutes to run out 3-0 winners. A bad showing for Ajax, for sure, but it’s worth bearing in mind that – an opening-day 1-1 draw with Heracles apart – those are the only goals Ajax have conceded in top-level games this season. Their opening group game, at home to AEK, ended in a 3-0 win thanks in large part to two swashbuckling goals from left-back Nicolas Tagliafico.

Under the management of Erik ten Hag – who has never played for the club and whose appointment was therefore a surprise given the “Ajax way” of doing things – de Godenzonen seem prepared to take most opponents on with attacking football. As Bayern Munich vs Ajax match previews will note, this could see the visitors draw blood from their opponent, but will it be enough to take three points?

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The Last Five Games

Bayern Munich VS. Ajax

  • Bayern Form3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 5 matches
  • Bayern Goals8 goals in the last 5 matches
  • Ajax Form4 wins and 1 loss in the last 5 matches
  • Ajax Goals15 goals in the last 5 matches
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Bayern Munich vs Ajax Preview: Recent Meetings

For two sides who, aside from Real Madrid and perhaps Liverpool, have come to define this tournament, it is a surprise that the two have not met more often at the top level. The last time these sides confronted one another in a competitive game was in the group stages of this tournament in 2004/05. Bayern won their home game 4-0 through a hat-trick from Dutch international striker Roy Makaay, and a Ze Roberto strike assisted by Makaay.

The reverse fixture, in Amsterdam, again saw Makaay give Bayern the lead, but goals from Nicolae Mitea and Zdenek Grygera allowed Ajax to strike back. Michael Ballack got forward from midfield and scored with a trademark header with 12 minutes to go to ensure a share of the points for the visitors.

Bayern Munich vs Ajax Prediction: Comfortable Home Win

Bayern haven’t had the best week, there’s no getting away from that. However, on the back of four straight wins in the league and a confident victory at Benfica in the first of their group games, they have reason to feel that the struggles experienced against Augsburg and Hertha can be put aside and that they can look at this game as one that they can, and should, win.

We can expect Ajax to initially make it tough for Bayern – the side from Amsterdam have not been conceding many goals thus far this season, and the hosts’ attacking width could be compromised by attacking thrusts from the likes of Tagliafico. However, a European night at the Allianz Arena is always going to be something special; it’s nights like these that see Bayern play at their very best. For that reason above any other, we would make a Bayern Munich vs Ajax prediction that the home side will win this encounter, by two or three goals to one.

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