AJA vs WAT Dream11 Team: Watford get their first pre-season match of the campaign underway against Champions League finalists Ajax
With all the major leagues around Europe slated to begin business in the space of a month, the pre-season matches are coming in at a congested rate, brining our way some intriguing encounters. While these matches offer each side an opportunity to try out their best plausible players and formations ahead of the impending new season they also dole the viewers way matches which might not have been possible otherwise.
And one such fixture takes place today with Premier League outfit going to play Ajax for their first pre-season match of the season. For Watford, the match is a stupendous opportunity to try out their squad against a superior bunch of players and play against a Champions League calibre side, something they would find to scour through otherwise.
Watford will be looking at this match as an opportunity to give their supporters to revel in some happiness after the sordid run of last season. Currently sitting on a spree of four consecutive defeats, one which includes a 6-0 trashing by Manchester City in the FA Cup Final, Watford will be playing their first match since that bludgeoning defeat today.
Elsewhere for Ajax, preparations for their latest edition of Eredivisie have already begin with the side having defeated Istanbul Basaksehir 2-1 in their previous outing. The side are treating these matches as a chance to address the gaping holes left in defence and midfield with the departures of Frankie de Jong to Barcelona and Matthijs de Ligt to Juventus as they look to protect an imminent exodus of star performers from the side.
Probable Winner for AJA vs WAT Dream11
With Ajax having already plied their goods on the pitch over the course of the last match as they engaged in hectic pre-season matches, we see them coming out of this with a win. They are the better functioning side at the moment, having already tired out several players and ideas during the course of their tedious matches and should be able to win this one.
What swings this encounter more in their favour is the attacking gameplan, one which served them so fruitfully in the Champions League which saw them make it all the way to the semi-finals. With Watford having let in the most shots on goal in the 2018=19 campaign, Ajax could make this scoreline extremely one-sided with Watford fail to turn up.
Goal-Keeper for AJA vs WAT Dream11
Its Andre Onana from Ajax who gets to be our defender for this one. He’s come up with a good number of saves across the last couple of matches Ajax have played and should get the opportunity to make some more today.
Defenders for AJA vs WAT Dream11
With Ajax bound to play a relatively strong side throughout the course of the 90 minutes for this fixtures, we are going in with their two man pairing of Nicolas Tagliafico and Noussair Mazraoui. With Ligt gone from the side now, the two will be required to take centrestage and fill in the gaps left at the back for their side.
Meanwhile for Watford we have only opted to get in Christian Kabasele into our side for this one. The English side keeping a cleansheet in this one is a tentative proposition and we don’t want to burden our side with too many defensive options from the side.
Midfielders for AJA vs WAT Dream11
A four man midfield facet sees us rope in the two players from either side, all of them attacking prospects with us seeing this being a match where both the outfits play their heart out and imbed a beautiful attacking game for the viewers. Coming in from Ajax are Hakim Ziyech and Donny Van De Beek with us particularly interested to see how Ziyech performs in this one.
Subject of a move transfer, speculations over Ziyech moving to Arsenal have died down after the Premier League side have refused to meet the valuation cited with the wide player. He clearly wants a move with and how he performs across these pre-season matches will make for a riv eting watch as far as the player’s future at the club is concerned.
Meanwhile from Watford we have opted for Ken Sema and Issac Success.
Strikers for AJA vs WAT Dream11
Its yet another two players who have been opted for us from Ajax especially after their 11-2 trouncing of KVV Quick 20 last month. David Neres and Dusan Tadic are our two options for this one with the two strikes bound to score in this one.
Coming in from Watford is the sole selection of Gerard Deulofeu to complete our Dream 11 side.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have gone ahead to make Ziyech our captain for this one while Neres is our vice-captain.
Match: Ajax Vs Watford
Date And Time: 18th July, Thursday- 9:30pm IST
Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam