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Schalke to hold Ajax in the Europa League
20 April 2017, 09:14
Schalke to hold Ajax in the Europa League

On Thursday night out-of-form German outfit Schalke host in-form Dutch side Ajax at the Veltins Arena in the Europa League quarter-final second leg.

Ajax recorded a comfortable 2-0 win in the first leg at the Amsterdam ArenA and will fancy their chances of progressing from this clash.

Schalke’s form has dipped dramatically in recent weeks. The Gelsenkirchen side have won just one of their last six games in all competitions and suffered four defeats in the process. Markus Weinzierl’s side have suffered consecutive defeats, suffering a 2-1 defeat at Darmstadt after that first leg defeat in Amsterdam.

Despite a recent poor run of form, Schalke have a good home record in the Europa League, suffering just one defeat in their last nine European games on home soil. However, they have drawn their last two home games in the Europa League.

The home side currently have a lengthy injury list, with the likes of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Benedikt Howedes, Sead Kolasinac and Baba Rahman all set to miss out on this clash.

In contrast to the home team, Ajax have been in stellar form of late, recording five consecutive wins in all competitions. The Dutch giants have also scored at least two goals in all five of those victories.

In fact, Ajax’s last defeat in any competition came in the first leg of their last-16 tie in Kobenhavn, when they went down 2-1 in Denmark. That game was eight games ago and Peter Bosz’s side have only failed to win one game since that defeat.

Ajax have suffered defeat just once in their last six away games in the Europa League. However, the Dutch side have failed to win any of their last away games in this competition, losing at Kobenhavn, having drawn at Celta Vigo, Standard Liege and Legia Warsaw.

Forebet predicts the Dutch side will once again fail to win on their travels in this competition, with this game finishing all-square.

Predictions for Europa League

Home team - Away team Forebet
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FC Astana
Maccabi Tel Aviv

19/10/2017 15:00
X
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Zenit
Rosenborg BK

19/10/2017 17:00
1
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Vardar Skopje
Real Sociedad

19/10/2017 17:00
X
flag_14  EL
OGC Nice
Lazio

19/10/2017 17:00
X

Europa League - predictions, tips, statistics
3rd Qualifying Round
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
Play-offs
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
Group A
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Villarreal CF 5 3 1 2 0 5 3 2
2. Slavia Praha 5 3 1 2 0 4 3 1
3. FC Astana 4 3 1 1 1 6 4 2
4. Maccabi Tel Aviv 1 3 0 1 2 0 5 -5
Group B
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Dynamo Kiev 7 3 2 1 0 8 5 3
2. BSC Young Boys 3 3 0 3 0 4 4 0
3. FK Partizan 2 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1
4. Skenderbeu 2 3 0 2 1 2 4 -2
Group C
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Ludogorets 7 3 2 1 0 4 1 3
2. Sporting Braga 6 3 2 0 1 4 4 0
3. Hoffenheim 3 3 1 0 2 5 5 0
4. Istanbul Basaksehir 1 3 0 1 2 2 5 -3
Group D
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. AC Milan 7 3 2 1 0 8 3 5
2. AEK Athens 5 3 1 2 0 4 3 1
3. HNK Rijeka 3 3 1 0 2 6 6 0
4. Austria Wien 1 3 0 1 2 4 10 -6
Group E
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Atalanta Bergamo 7 3 2 1 0 7 2 5
2. Lyon 5 3 1 2 0 4 3 1
3. Apollon Limassol 2 3 0 2 1 4 6 -2
4. Everton FC 1 3 0 1 2 3 7 -4
Group F
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Lokomotiv Moscow 5 3 1 2 0 4 1 3
2. FC København 3 3 0 3 0 1 1 0
3. Sheriff Tiraspol 3 3 0 3 0 1 1 0
4. FK Zlin 2 3 0 2 1 1 4 -3
Group G
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Steaua Bucuresti 9 3 3 0 0 7 2 5
2. FC Lugano 3 3 1 0 2 5 6 -1
3. Viktoria Plzen 3 3 1 0 2 5 7 -2
4. Hapoel Beer Sheva 3 3 1 0 2 4 6 -2
Group H
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Arsenal 9 3 3 0 0 8 3 5
2. FK Crvena Zvezda 4 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
3. BATE Borisov 4 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1
4. 1.FC Köln 0 3 0 0 3 1 5 -4
Group I
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. RB Salzburg 7 3 2 1 0 4 1 3
2. Olympique Marseille 6 3 2 0 1 3 2 1
3. Konyaspor 3 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2
4. Vitória Guimarães 1 3 0 1 2 3 5 -2
Group J
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Östersunds FK 7 3 2 1 0 5 2 3
2. Zorya Lugansk 6 3 2 0 1 3 3 0
3. Athletic Bilbao 2 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1
4. Hertha BSC 1 3 0 1 2 1 3 -2
Group K
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Lazio 9 3 3 0 0 8 3 5
2. OGC Nice 6 3 2 0 1 9 4 5
3. Vitesse Arnhem 1 3 0 1 2 3 7 -4
4. Zulte Waregem 1 3 0 1 2 2 8 -6
Group L
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Zenit 9 3 3 0 0 11 2 9
2. Real Sociedad 6 3 2 0 1 11 3 8
3. Rosenborg BK 3 3 1 0 2 4 8 -4
4. Vardar Skopje 0 3 0 0 3 1 14 -13

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