Juventus Vs Ajax Dream11 Prediction: Cristiano Ronaldo will be aiming for a replica of Atletico Madrid’s performance to carry his side to the last four.
Juventus will play Ajax in the second leg of the Champions League Quarterfinals at Allianz Stadium on Tuesday. This tie is currently tied 1-1, and plenty of twists and turns are expected in the second part of this dramatic fixture which could prove decisive in determining the winner. Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Juventus in the 43rd minute and David Neres equalized the game in the early stages of the second half.
Ajax looked the better the team of the two in the first leg at Amsterdam, but the Old Lady are a different side in front of their own crowd. They overturned a 2-0 deficit against Atletico Madrid to qualify for the last eight of the tournament, thanks to a spectacular hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo.
The head-to-head statistics prove that Juventus have the upper hand over Ajax in this fixture.
As these two sides gear up for the Tuesday game, we shall look at the Dream11 picks.
Dream11 team for Juventus Vs Ajax:
Wojciech Szczęsny: Wojciech Szczesny will guard the post for Juventus against Ajax on Tuesday night. The Polish International has kept five clean sheets in the Champions League alone this campaign. Barring his tremendous goalkeeping abilities, Juventus’ defence is one of the strongest in Europe and they have a higher chance of keeping a clean sheet than the rookie defence of Ajax.
Joao Cancelo: Joao Cancelo has been one of the best right-backs by proving himself with enormous consistency throughout the season. The Portuguese International likes to get forward, linking up with the attackers and contribute to the final third. He has a filthy right foot which scores screamers and has the eye to pick out passes as well.
Leonardo Bonucci: In the absence of Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci is expected to lead the Juventus defence against Ajax. The Italian International has not been as sharp as you would expect from him, but wins duels for fun at the back. Besides, his ability to shut down attackers makes life tougher for opponents.
Matthijs De Ligt: At 19 years of age, Matthijs De Ligt lead his side to a memorable victory over Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu last month. The Dutch International is one of the exciting prospects currently, and expect him to get into the score sheet because he possesses serious threat from the set pieces.
Nicolas Tagliafico: Ajax boss Erik ten Hag likes his full-backs to drive forward and get involved with the attackers. The Argentine International has been a pick from this young side in the back line. The 26-year-old has scored three goals in the Champions League this campaign. He can bag points with his goals and assists.
Miralem Pjanic: Miralem Pjanic sits back with the defence and likes to dictate the play from the back. At times, he gets involved with his attackers which cause enough problem for the opponent’s midfield and defence. The Bosnian is the first choice set-piece taker for Juventus and has scored two goals in the Champions League this campaign.
Lasse Schone: Lasse Schone possesses similar traits to Miralem Pjanic by sitting back with the defence. However, there is a change in formation from their opponents which gives the Dutch outfit midfielder with plenty of room. Since two defensive midfielders are present, one will have the license to roam forward and cause trouble to the opponents’ defence. He has scored two goals via set pieces, including that incredible free kick against Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu.
Federico Bernadeschi: Federico Bernadeschi was the pivotal player in Juventus’ comeback. The Italian International put in an enormous shift against the resilient Atletico defence to make things happen. He caused some trouble to Ajax’s defence in the first leg and he is likely to keep his place on Tuesday night.
David Neres: David Neres has scored two goals in last two Champions League games this campaign. The Brazilian netted in the reverse fixture to draw parity at Johan Cruyff Arena in the first leg. Cancelo is slightly susceptible in the defensive department and Neres could take full advantage of that by outshining his opponent. He has an abundance of talent and has an eye for goal from long range as well.
Cristiano Ronaldo (C): The leading scorer in the Champions League will start up front for Juventus. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored four goals in the last two European games and he looks in-form currently. Since the Ajax backline is not experienced, the Juventus forward will try to take advantage and score goals.
Dusan Tadic (VC): Including the Qualifiers, Dusan Tadic has scored nine goals in the Champions League this campaign. It has been an incredible season for the Serbian International, who is finding his feet with the Dutch heavyweights. He has the ability to find the back of the net and pick out passes for his opponents and has been nearly unplayable this season.
Disclaimer: This team is made on the basis of our research for the game. This XI is what we think would work – you’re free to choose your own XI.