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Betting Preview: Real Madrid vs Ajax Amsterdam

Amuda Segun

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Defending champions Real Madrid are under pressure to perform ahead of their Champions League last 16-second leg clash with Dutch Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday night.

The Los Merengues have done the bulk of the job in the away leg which they won 2-1 courtesy some wayward finishing on the part of Ajax as well as a controversial VAR call that cancelled a goal scored by Dusan Tadic.

Ajax have to score two goals to have a chance of toppling Real Madrid in the quest to seal a spot in the quarterfinals.

The pressure is on Real Madrid players who have come under heavy criticisms following successive losses to Barcelona in two different competitions in three days.

Barcelona thrashed Real Madrid 3-0 away from home in the second leg of their Spanish Copa Del Rey semifinal clash to secure a 4-1 aggregate win over their rivals.

The Catalans then beat their rivals again by a lone goal in their league meeting at the weekend with Ivan Rakitic getting the only goal of the game.

Real Madrid are likely to bounce back with a win against Ajax on Tuesday at the odds of 1.65 according to Bet9ja while a draw is at the odds of 4.15.

An unlikely win for Ajax Amsterdam is at the odds of 5.05.

I am Segun Amuda , Journalist at Thewistle.com. You can also find my articles here on topics related to Football. Outside Blogging, I have a keen interest in watching English Premier League Games. For any queries or issues related to articles on our website, kindly get in touch.