UEFA Champions League round 1 Ajax - Rangers

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The draw is over, the transfer period has ended and the Champions League can begin again. Ajax takes on this Champions League season against Liverpool, Rangers and Napoli. Together they form group A in this season. Alfred Schreuder will be facing Giovanni van Bronckhorst next Wednesday.

It is hoped for the Amsterdammers that it will be a more exciting pot than the competition in Eindhoven a few weeks ago. Rangers yielded the Champions League ticket at the expense of PSV.

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The Amsterdammers have faith in the coming season. The objectives are clear; Consider in the Champions League And the national championship, says Edwin van der Sar. Time will have to learn whether this will actually happen. The Amsterdammers have fierce competition with PSV in the Netherlands and will also have to deal with difficult away games in Sao Paolo, Ibrox and Anfield in the Champions League.

An ambitious Alfred Schreuder is at the helm of the new beginning. Now that the transfer deadline has passed, the balance can be drawn up. Kaplan, Grillitsch and Ocampos were still achieved. Klaber Ünüvar left. Antony still left for United for a record amount. The possible return from Ziyech has been demolished. Edson Alvares and Mohammed Kudus will also stay in Amsterdam despite the protests, they had copied that at Antony. The latter provided crooked faces in the players' group. Alvares and Kudus had set their sights on a transfer, but Ajax refused to cooperate in which the relationship has deteriorated both within the players' group and between them and the club.

Saturday afternoon there will be played in the own stadium against Cambuur. A competition that will not have to cause too many problems on paper. In all likelihood, Schreuder will start very offensive and try to change some players early with a comfortable lead to give them a little more rest for next Wednesday.


The Gers play the most important game of the season on Saturday afternoon. The Derby against Celtic on Celtic Park will, in the eyes of many Rangers-fans, have priority above the match against the Amsterdammers next Wednesday.

We saw Giovanni van Bronckhorst's team a few weeks ago in action against PSV. The competitions were not very convincing from the Scottish side. Small periods in the competitions made The Teddybears difficult for the PSV, but in two games spread PSV was the better of the two teams. Rangers scored the required goal for the Ticket of the Champions League in a clumsy way.

It is not for nothing that the Rangers are the underdog in group A. Liverpool and Ajax are his favorite for the group win, in which Liverpool has a greater chance. Napoli and Rangers will have to fight for the ticket in the Europa League. Every result that Rangers can take with you from Amsterdam will be seen as a victory.

History of Ajax - Rangers

The two teams were facing each other four times before in the history of European football. The first meeting was in 1972/1973 in the UEFA Super Cup final. Ajax won the European Cup I of Inter in 1972 by 2 hits from Cruijff. Rangers, in turn, defeated Dinamo Moscow 3-2 in Camp Nou. Both teams meet in January 1973 for the Supercup.

The first match in Glasgow was won 1-3 by Ajax. Rep made the opening goal. A quick goal from MacDonald provided the connection. Cruijff and Haan scored the 1-2 and 1-3. A week later the return in the Olympic Stadium was played with a good starting position. MacDonald scored the 0-1 after one minute. Haan soon scored the 1-1. Ten minutes before the break, the Amsterdammers were back at the back. This backlog lasted two minutes after Gerrie Mühren rang the right again. The longer the competition took, the more difficult it became for the visitors. A goal from Cruijff ten minutes before time decided the diptych.

In the Champions League season of 1996/1997, the two teams last faced each other. Even at the time it was in group A. Two months after the opening of the Amsterdam Arena, the Champions League Hymne was played there for the second time ever. The first European match in the Arena was played against Grasshoppers FC and this was lost 0-1. Ajax started strong against Rangers. Dani provided two hits for rest. For a long time it remained 2-0 until the 83rd minute when Babangida shot the 3-0 for Ajax. The match finally ended in 4-1, but the first Champions League victory for Ajax in their new home was a fact.

In Ibrox, Ajax passed keeper Theo Snelders in the 38th minute, who kept at FC Twente for a long time. Midfielder Arnold Scholten provided the first and only goal ever in the Champions League. The 0-1 was sufficient for the three points, these could be taken back to Amsterdam.

Bet on Ajax - Rangers

This Wednesday Ajax is the favorite for the victory according to the Bookmakers. Toto pays at a three -point of the home team 1.48 Return your bet. Rangers represents a quotation of 6.05. If the teams remain in balance, Toto has an odd of that 4.75 opposite.

The Amsterdammers are favorite but Rangers can never be underestimated. Ajax will be allowed to make the game of the Scots, but the danger is in a fast counter. Bassey will be able to explain the playing method of the Scots to the team like no other. A gamble on a goal from both teams has a quotation of 1.69 And is therefore extremely suitable to take with you in a combination bet or in a betbuilder.

Over 3.5 Treffer toto rewarded with 2.31 Turn your bet. With the goal scorers on Ajax side, you can of course rely on the strong holders of the past seasons. Experienced forces Tadic and Berghuis are happy to draw for the hits. But newcomers Ocampos and Bergwijn can also enjoy their fork.