Ajax vs Ludogorets Predictions

Ajax vs Ludogorets predictions ahead of this tie in Europa League qualifying on Thursday night. Will the Bulgarians be able at least to save themselves from another humiliating defeat after last week’s 4-1 heavy defeat? Read on for our free betting tips and predictions.

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Ajax vs Ludogorets Predictions


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A Battle of Titans at Johan Cruyff Arena

Key Stats
– Ajax remain unbeaten this season with two wins and a draw across all competitions.
– Ludogorets have netted an impressive 19 goals in just six league matches this term.
– Steven Bergwijn, Ajax’s forward, boasts a stellar 8.00 BettingTips4You Expert Rating and has already scored twice this season.

Ajax and Ludogorets Razgrad are gearing up for the pivotal second leg of their Europa League playoff clash at the renowned Johan Cruyff Arena this coming Thursday. The Dutch colossi already seem to be cruising to the next phase after their dominant performance in the first leg where they outclassed the Bulgarian titans 4-1.

The first-leg tie in the Huvepharma Arena was expected to be a closely fought affair, but Maurice Steijn’s squad, representing Ajax, effortlessly dismantled the opposition. Mohammed Kudus, who recently moved to West Ham United, was the shining star, registering a scintillating hat-trick.

Taking a Closer Look at the First Leg

Ajax had clearly come with a plan. Despite having the ball for most of the match in Razgrad, they focused on quality over quantity, resulting in only five shots on target. However, their clinical finishing meant they capitalised on these opportunities, leaving the hosts frustrated.


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In contrast, Ludogorets, under the guidance of Ivaylo Petev, created a multitude of scoring chances but failed to convert them efficiently. With 14 attempts, they will be rueing their lack of precision, especially now that they face the daunting task of netting at least three goals at the Johan Cruyff Arena to stand any chance.

Recent Form and Momentum

Ajax’s recent form has been commendable. Their unbeaten streak this season showcases their prowess, having secured two wins and a draw across various tournaments. Their 4-1 victory against Heracles and a 2-2 deadlock with Excelsior are testament to their mettle.

Ludogorets, however, are not to be taken lightly. Their 5-0 thrashing of Beroe in the Bulgarian First League serves as a stark reminder of their offensive capabilities. Ludogorets, the perpetual champions of Bulgaria, seem poised to claim their 13th consecutive top-flight title. Their impressive tally of 19 goals in just six league games speaks volumes of their attacking threat.

Squad Dynamics and Strategy

Ajax’s recent player exodus, including the departure of players like Mohammed Kudus, Jurrien Timber, and Dusan Tadic, has slightly thinned their squad. Additionally, injuries to key players like Ahmetcan Kaplan and Geronimo Rulli pose selection headaches for Steijn. However, the recent acquisition, Carlos Borges, could be the silver lining, potentially taking Kudus’s place alongside Brobbey and Bergwijn.

On the opposite end, Ludogorets will likely miss their defensive stalwarts, Dinis Almeida and Anton Nedyalkov, due to injuries. Yet, with the attacking trio of Kiril Despodov, Rwan Seco, and Bernard Tekpetey, they are expected to adopt an aggressive stance.


  1. Match Outcome Prediction: Given Ajax’s performance and home advantage, and after careful analysis of the BettingTips4You Expert Ratings, it’s tempting to predict an Ajax win. However, considering the goal prowess of both teams, a safer bet might be on the ‘Both Teams to Score’ market.
  2. Correct Score Prediction: Analyzing both teams’ recent form and attacking inclinations, a potential scoreline could be a 3-2 win in favour of Ajax.
  3. Goalscorer Prediction: Steven Bergwijn from Ajax has been in sublime form, and with a current rating of 8.00 and having scored two goals in the Eredivisie 23/24, he seems primed to find the net again in this matchup.


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