Niko Kovac will hope to grab a win to stop a two match winless run, but he will be doing so without right back Rafinha,Ajax vs Bayern Munich Live Match Streaming winger Kingsley Coman, or midfielders Corentin Tolisso and Leon Goretzka in Bavaria. A player long since written off and forgotten by many, Renato Sanches has burst back onto the scene and started to force his manager’s hand at Bayern.Ajax vs Bayern Munich Live Match Streaming | Uefa Champions League 2018/19
Ajax vs Bayern Munich Live Match Streaming
- Wednesday 12th December
- Amsterdam Arena
The Portuguese youngster has began the season firing on all cylinders, and as a result will one to watch with his rampaging style on the ball. The other to watch is striker Robert Lewandowski. His summer didn’t go to plan, and he might not have been expecting to still be at Bayern, but he’s still one of the best poachers in the world and should have his say on this match.
Erik ten Hag might feel as if his side are cursed. They continue to miss out on full backs, with right back Joel Veltman and left back Daley Sinkgraven set to miss out here. Also out of the running for a place in the side are winger Hassane Bande and center midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
A man that long-time Bayern fans will be well aware of is striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. The Dutch striker isn’t what he used to be back when he was at Schalke, but he’s still a fine poacher. He’s got six goals in the Eredivisie already this term, and the hosts will know they can’t let him ghost in on goal. A player that could be providing him service is left back Nicolas Tagliafico. The Argentine had a fine World Cup, and he has picked up where he left off early this season.
Bayern Munich come into this match in a bit of a mini-crisis of sorts in the Bundesliga. The reigning champions of the Bundesliga have now taken only a point from their last two games in the league after losing 2-0 away to Hertha Berlin. That means that they are a point off of Borussia Dortmund’s early pace for the time being, and it means that Niko Kovac’s men will be looking to atone for those sins here.
Ajax, for all intents and purposes have improved of late to get to this spot, but it could be another year without a domestic title due to PSV pulling away early in Dutch Eredivisie play. Ajax currently sit five points behind the defending champions, though they’ve only lost just the once this season. Their opening win over AEK Athens showed that they mean business in this competition, but they will be hard-pressed to trouble Bayern away from home.
This is a clash of two genuine European giants. While it has been a long time since Ajax have been a real force to be reckoned with in Europe’s premier club competition, they made an excellent start to the group stage and have hopes of reaching the next round with some exciting young talent. Bayern Munich have a lot of players at the other end of their careers but will still be the firm favourites heading into this Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League clash.
Bayern don’t come into this match in great form though. They’ve taken just one point from their last two Bundesliga matches, the first time in twelve months they’ve gone two league games without a win. A 2-0 defeat at Hertha Berlin on Friday night saw them drop to 2nd but they did make an impressive start to their Champions League campaign, beating Benfica 2-0 in Lisbon.
It is Ajax that top the group after one match-day though. They cruised to a 3-0 home win over AEK Athens in their first game, with defender Nicolas Tagliafico the unlikely hero with a brace. While they do already trail PSV by 5 points in the Eredivisie, that has been largely due to their rivals’ 100% record rather than a sluggish start from Ajax. The Amsterdam giants have still won 5 of their last 6 in all competitions heading into this match.
In terms of the result, it’s hard to look past Bayern Munich. At home in European competition against anyone other than the very elite sides they seldom slip up. They’ve won 19 of their last 23 Champions League home fixtures inside 90 minutes. Of the 4 games they failed to win in that period, two were against Real Madrid and one Juventus. While Ajax are a useful side, they lack the quality really needed to seriously trouble Bayern on their own patch.
However they do look capable of being competitive and at least avoiding a heavy defeat. Ajax come into this game having kept a clean sheet in 7 of their last 8 matches. The recapture of Daley Blind this summer added a bit more experience to their back-line and their impressive performance on match-day one suggests they are capable of mixing it with strong teams from around the continent.
Bayern clearly aren’t at their free-flowing best right now either and excluding the German Super Cup, they are yet to score more than three goals this season. Therefore, backing Bayern & Under 3.5 Goals could be worth considering here.