Champions League Tips: Ajax will need more than 90 minutes to win

Peter Bosz hasn't made the smoothest start to his reign as Ajax coach
Peter Bosz hasn't made the smoothest start to his reign as Ajax coach
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Having called the first legs correctly, Michael Lintorn tries doubling up as Monchengladbach, Red Bull Salzburg and Ajax return to action...


"Rostov have been held in two of their three Champions League fixtures so far, including their first at home against Anderlecht."

Recommended Bet: Back Rostov and Ajax to draw @ 3.39/4

All matches kick-off at 19:45 on Wednesday

Borussia Monchengladbach 1.434/9 v Young Boys 8.07/1; The Draw 5.69/2
Live on BT Sport 3

A 3-1 first leg saw this column cash in on its over-3.5-goals call at odds of 2.82. Everything is in place for a repeat after Young Boys went over 8.5 goals with a 7-2 weekend win over Lausanne Sport, but punters are wise to the prospect and it is priced at 2.01/1, odds you would typically find on over 2.5.

Another goal-related wager worth pursuing is on there being more net-rippling after half time than before. As well as being the case in both of Borussia Monchengladbach's competitive games to date this season, it has been a winner in six successive Young Boys' league or European encounters. Even when there were four pre-interval strikes at the weekend, they topped it with five in the second.

Recommended Bet: Back the second half to have more goals @ 1.9110/11 (Sportsbook)


Red Bull Salzburg 1.784/5 v Dinamo Zagreb 5.49/2; The Draw 3.9
Live on BT Sport Extra

Under 2.5 goals paid out comfortably last week at 1.76 in Croatia, with the deadlock preserved until the 59th minute and one of the two efforts between then and the final whistle being converted from the penalty spot. Despite that, it is available to back in the second leg at even tastier odds of 1.981/1.

All five of Red Bull Salzburg's qualifiers for this edition have delivered two goals or fewer, with two settling on just one. Three of their latest four Austrian Bundesliga contests have also gone under 2.5 goals, as have five of their six home Champions League qualifiers since 2013. Meanwhile, Dinamo Zagreb are on their own three-match unders streak in the competition.

Recommended Bet: Back under 2.5 goals @ 1.981/1


Rostov 3.02/1 v Ajax 2.77/4; The Draw 3.39/4
Live on BT Sport Extra

The draw is unsurprisingly the outsider of the three outcome options at 3.39/4, but it is the one that the trends favour most, not to mention it paid out in the first leg, which finished 1-1 at the Amsterdam ArenA.

That was Ajax's third European draw in five. They were held in their one qualifier abroad last term by Rapid Vienna and were sharing spoils at PAOK in the last round until Davy Klaassen scored with four minutes left on the clock.

Rostov have been held in two of their three Champions League fixtures so far, including their first at home against Anderlecht in the third qualifying round, where they came from behind twice, and they have won only one of their last three domestic outings too.

Recommended Bet: Back the draw @ 3.39/4


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