Where: Amex Stadium, Brighton, EnglandWhen: Thursday, October 26, 9 pm CET
The Seagulls have a nice chance to record a first victory in the Europa League as they host the shaken giant, Ajax. De Zerbi’s unit is in need of three points because they sit last in the standings and might be out of contention for the next stage if they fail to win here. Meanwhile, Ajax is experiencing one of the worst situations in the past ten years, with the Lancers struggling to put mediocre performances.
Brighton vs. Ajax Preview
The Seagulls are in a tough spot as well because they don’t have a victory in the past five games, posting three losses and two draws. Their previous triumph was against Bournemouth back in late September, and all this is a reason for panic at Amex.
Ever since, they couldn’t catch the positive rhythm. The defense hadn’t been consistent, and that’s nothing new for Brighton, but right now, it is under any decent level, which is the reason for the Seagulls’ losses.
The efficiency of their games is high, and only one of the past ten didn’t end with both teams netting and over 2.5 hits, which is impressive. Though, that’s the way Brighton plays, and we are sure De Zerbi won’t change anything as long as he leads the unit.
The four-time European champions are even worse. Only one victory over the latest ten events across all competitions is a humiliation for the Lancers. They have five losses and three draws in the previous eight games.
The most recent against Utrecht was a roller coaster, with the Dutch powerhouse losing 4-3, despite them returning from a deficit in the second half and taking over the lead. Once again, the fans interrupted the match, dissatisfied with how things develop in the club.
Ajax’s defense is terrible, allowing two or more goals in five of the previous six meetings. It seems that this might be Lancers’ weakest generation in the previous two decades and maybe more.
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Brighton and Ajax Possible Lineups
Brighton: Steele; Veltman, Dunk, Webster, March; Baleba, Gross; Adingra, Pedro, Mitoma; Ferguson
Ajax: Gorter; Rensch, Medic, Avila, Hato; Taylor, Van den Boomen; Forbs, Mikautadze, Bergwijn; Brobbey
Brighton vs. Ajax Head to Head
Brighton and Ajax have never ever met before, and this will be the first clash between these two units.
Brighton vs. Ajax Predictions
The hosts don’t have good results but are still playing solid football, and we’ve seen that against City in the second 45 minutes. Ajax is terrible, and they are falling into pieces against weak Dutch teams, which is why we believe they don’t stand a chance to triumph at Amex, especially against the Premier League team that needs to win here. The final decision is easy here- Brighton.
Our pick: Brighton wins
Brighton versus Ajax Odds
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