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Dusan Tadic has scored 4 goals in his last 5 matches (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 16 Mar 2021
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Young Boys vs Ajax Predictions


Ajax completely outclassed Young Boys in Amsterdam. The Dutch club have much more fire power which should make the difference in Switzerland.

  • Young Boys have lost their last 3 matches against Ajax (all competitions).
  • Young Boys have failed to score in their last 3 matches against Ajax (all competitions).
  • Ajax have won 15 of their last 16 matches (all competitions).
  • Ajax have won by 2+ goals in their last 4 matches (all competitions).
  • Ajax have won their last 4 matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Ajax’s Dusan Tadic has scored 4 goals in his last 5 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


Ajax have a 3-0 advantage against Young Boys. 

Ajax won 1-0 in both legs in the 1987/88 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup quarter-finals before a 3-0 win in Amsterdam last week. They were dominant with 67% possession and 21-1 shots.

Young Boys Form


Young Boys got past Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League round of 32. The Swiss club won 4-3 at home and 2-0 in Germany.

Gerardo Seoane’s side returned to the Swiss Super League with three straight draws; 2-2 at Luzern, 1-1 at Basel and 1-1 against Vaduz.

Young Boys were completely outplayed in a 3-0 defeat against Ajax in the Europa League round of 16 first leg. They never looked like scoring in Amsterdam, managing just one shot with their attack ineffective.

Young Boys drew 2-2 at St Gallen on Sunday. They equalised twice through Jean-Pierre Nsame and Meschack Elia in an even contest.

Young Boys Injuries & Team News


Young Boys are missing injured centre back Mohamed Camara and left back Ulisses Garcia. 

Midfielders Esteban Petignat and Christopher Martins are injured with Michel Aebischer suspended.

Goalkeeper David von Ballmoos remains doubtful which could see Guillaume Faivre remain in goal.

Ajax Form


Ajax are in great form, winning 15 of their last 16 matches in all competitions. They sit 8 points clear of PSV in the Eredivisie with a game in hand. 

The Amsterdam club got past Lille in the Europa League round of 32. They scored two late goals to win 2-1 in France before winning 2-1 win at home. 

Erik ten Hag’s side held PSV to a 1-1 draw before winning 3-0 at Heerenveen in the Cup and 3-1 against Groningen.

Ajax were far too good for Young Boys in the Europa League round of 16 first leg. They had 67% possession and 21-1 shots in Amsterdam with Davy Klaassen, Dusan Tadic and Brian Brobbey on target.

Ajax won 2-0 at PEC Zwolle in their last match. Once again they shut down the opposition, David Neres and Nicolás Tagliafico scoring in a second successive match where they had 21-1 shots.

Ajax Injuries & Team News


Ajax goalkeeper André Onana is suspended and striker Sebastien Haller is ineligible.

Right back Noussair Mazraoui and centre back Daley Blind are doubtful.

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Verdict

Ajax showed their class against Young Boys in the first leg with an easy 3-0 win. The Amsterdam club are in great form and expected to be too good once again.

With Sebastien Haller ineligible, Dusan Tadic started up front in the first leg, took 7 shots and scored. Expect Tadic to score once again.

Best Bet: Ajax Win Full Time Result @115.00 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Ajax Win To Nil @350.00 at Unibet - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Dusan Tadic Anytime Goalscorer @170.00 at Borgata Sports - 2 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Dusan Tadic First Goalscorer @500.00 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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