UEFA Champions League 2018-19 – Ajax vs Benfica Preview

AT A GLANCE

When does Ajax vs Benfica kick off? Tuesday 23rd October, 20:00 (UK)

Where is Ajax vs Benfica being played? Johan Cruijff Arena

What television channel is Ajax vs Benfica on? BT Sport EXTRA 2

Where can I stream Ajax vs Benfica? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for Ajax vs Benfica?

Ajax – https://www.ajax.nl/tickets.htm

Benfica – https://www.slbenfica.pt/pt-pt/loja/bilhetes/jogos

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings: Ajax W3, Benfica W1, D1

THE TEAM NEWS

AJAX

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Onana; Mazraoui, Wober, De Ligt, Blind; Schone, Van de Beek, De Jong; Ziyech, Dolberg, Tadic

Unavailable: Veltman (Injured), Sinkgraven (Injured), Bande (Injured), Cerny (Injured)

Doubtful: Mazraoui (Injured), Tagliafico (Injured)

BENFICA

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Vlachodimos; Andre Almeida, Lema, Conti, Alex Grimaldo; Pizzi, Fejsa, Gedson Fernandes; Salvio, Seferovic, Cervi

Unavailable: Samaris (Injured), Ebuehi (Injured), Krovinovic (Injured), Ruben Dias (Suspended)

Doubtful: Jardel (Injured), Alex Grimaldo (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

This match promises to be an entertaining one as both teams really need the win to put them in pole position of reaching the knockout phase. Ajax will be keen to win at home, while Benfica have some ground to make up so expect an open game and both teams scoring in Amsterdam.