Bet of the Day: Enhanced price for BTTS in second half of Real Madrid v AjaxPublished on: March 5, 2019Author: Jamie Clark
By the end of Tuesday night we’ll know the first two names in the Champions League quarter-final draw as Real Madrid meet Ajax at the Bernabeu (20:00).
While Tottenham tackle Borussia Dortmund in firm command of their tie in Germany, Los Blancos have a healthy aggregate advantage after scoring two away goals in Amsterdam.
Although Real come into this Champions League last 16 second leg off the back of consecutive home defeats in cup and league to El Clasico rivals Barcelona, they are strong odds-on favourites with bookmakers to resume winning ways here.
Ajax thumped fellow Dutch heavyweights Feyenoord 3-0 in Rotterdam in their own domestic cup last time out, and are scoring a lot of second half goals.
If Erik Ten Hag’s Eredivisie outfit are to have any chance of progressing from the tie, then they must score at least twice in Madrid.
BTTS in second half worth a wager
Everything is set up nicely then, and the enhanced 11/8 with Coral for both teams to score in the second half looks cracking value.
As Ajax have struck after the break in each of their last four matches (including the first leg), the visitors should have no problem doing so again.
Real Madrid and Spain skipper Sergio Ramos is suspended after picking up a deliberate booking in Amsterdam, so Los Blancos’ defence which has conceded seven goals in their last four matches is weakened.
Each of the last three meetings between these Spanish La Liga giants and Ajax has seen both teams on target in the second half. That may be the most encouraging stat of all.
Both teams have quality in the final third with Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale among others for hosts Real, and Dusan Tadic and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar some of the senior figures who could line-up against them.
Bet of the Day: Enhanced 11/8 with Coral; both teams to score in second half of Real Madrid v Ajax.