Champions League: Atalanta BC vs. Ajax – prediction, team news, lineups
- Both teams have scored in the last five Atalanta games.
- Ajax have only failed to score in one of their last 11 away Champions League away games.
- Both teams have scored in three of the last four Atalanta Champions League matches.
Ajax just won an away game 13-0 and meet Atalanta at home in the Champions League. The first set of games in Group D of the Champions League saw Atalanta beat Midtjylland 4-0 away, while Ajax lost 1-0 at home to Liverpool. Then at the weekend, Atalanta lost at home to Sampdorai 3-1, while in the Netherlands, Ajax were destroying VV Venlo 13-0.
Atalanta reached the quarter finals of this competition last season, before losing to PSG. They have won two and drawn with Manchester City in their last three home Champions League games. They come into this match having lost their last two games in Serie A, conceding seven goals. Ajax had a 13-0 away win on Saturday. They are so inconsistent though, two of their last four games have been lost without scoring and the other two saw them win and score 18 goals. Their away form in the Champions League is highly impressive with no losses in the last 15 games played over the past four years.
Atalanta BC possible starting lineup:
Sportiello; Toloi, Palomino, Djimsiti; Hateboer, de Roon, Freuler, Gosens; Pasalic, Gomez, Zapata
Ajax possible starting lineup:
Onana; Mazraoui, Schuurs, Blind, Tagliafico; Klaassen, Gravenberch, Martinez; Promes, Tadic, Traore
The group stage will start on October 20/21, 2020 with the final taking place in Istanbul on May 29, 2021.
August 8-11:Preliminary round
August 18/19: First qualifying round
August 25/26: Second qualifying round
September 15/16: Third qualifying round
September 22/23 & 29/30: Play-offs
October 20/21: Group stage matchday 1
October 27/28: Group stage matchday 2
November 3/4: Group stage matchday 3
November 24/25: Group stage matchday 4
December 1/2: Group stage matchday 5
December 8/9: Group stage matchday 6
February 16/17, 2021: Round of 16
April 6/14, 2021: Quarter-finals
April 17 & May 5, 2021: Semi-finals
May 29, 2021: Final