Ajax vs Ludogorets prediction, odds and betting tips 31/08/2023

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UEFA Europa League Qualifying - Johan Cruijff ArenA

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Ajax and Ludogorets clash at the Johan Cruijff Arena in a Europa League qualifier on Thursday, August, 31st. Ajax hold a 4-1 advantage from the first-leg as they prepare to meet Ludogorets again in Amsterdam. Read our Europa League qualifiers predictions and betting tips along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Predictions for Ajax vs Ludogorets

Ajax are expected to enjoy another routine victory over Ludogorets when the teams meet in the Netherlands on Thursday. Read our top Ajax vs Ludogorets predictions for this week’s fixture below.

Ajax -1.0 Goal Handicap

  • Ajax beat Ludogorets 4-1 when the teams met in the playoff first leg last week.
  • Ajax also won 4-1 in their only home game of the campaign so far against Heracles.
  • Ajax have notched at least twice in each of their last three matches.
  • The Dutch giants hit the net ten times across those three contests overall.

Brian Brobbey to Score Anytime

  • Brian Brobbey was among the goalscorers when Ajax beat Ludogorets last week.
  • Brobbey has notched in each of his last two appearances for Ajax.
  • The striker has hit five goals in his last six runouts overall, including summer friendlies.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Ajax vs Ludogorets

View our list of key stats for Thursday’s clash featuring Ajax vs Ludogorets below alongside a tool to help you choose the juiciest odds.

Head to Head

24/08/23

UEFA Europa League Qualifying UEFA

Ludogorets Razgrad

Ludogorets Razgrad

Ajax

Ajax

1

4

Last Five - Ajax

19/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Vitesse

Vitesse

Ajax

Ajax

2

2

D

12/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Almere City FC

Almere City FC

Ajax

Ajax

0

3

W

05/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Volendam

FC Volendam

Ajax

Ajax

1

4

W

24/04/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Excelsior

Excelsior

Ajax

Ajax

2

2

D

14/04/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Twente

FC Twente

Ajax

Ajax

1

2

W

Last Five - Ludogorets Razgrad

26/05/24

Bulgaria First League Bulgaria

Levski Sofia

Levski Sofia

Ludogorets Razgrad

Ludogorets Razgrad

1

0

L

22/05/24

Bulgaria First League Bulgaria

Lokomotiv Plovdiv

Lokomotiv Plovdiv

Ludogorets Razgrad

Ludogorets Razgrad

0

3

W

19/05/24

Bulgaria First League Bulgaria

Cherno More Varna

Cherno More Varna

Ludogorets Razgrad

Ludogorets Razgrad

4

0

L

15/05/24

Bulgaria Cup Bulgaria

Botev Plovdiv

Botev Plovdiv

Ludogorets Razgrad

Ludogorets Razgrad

3

2

L

11/05/24

Bulgaria First League Bulgaria

CSKA Sofia

CSKA Sofia

Ludogorets Razgrad

Ludogorets Razgrad

1

3

W

Let's take a closer look at the latest markets, Ajax – Ludogorets odds and probability figures ahead of Thursday’s match below.

Ajax odds: 13/50 (1.26) – 79.4%

Draw odds: 5/1 (6.00) – 16.7%

Ludogorets odds: 9/1 (10.00) – 10%

Ajax have been made this week’s expected winners by some distance with the probability of a home victory currently lodged at 79.4% at present. If you think a one-sided clash is on the menu, then a bet on both teams not to score might tickle your fancy at 1/1 (2.00), an outcome that has an implied probability of 60%. Elsewhere, backing the visitors to score first looks like a safe bet at 1/4 (1.25), even if the prices are on the skinny side.

Ajax vs Ludogorets Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates, Ajax vs Ludogorets lineups and team news for Thursday’s Europa League qualifiers basement battle below. If you’re looking for more of the best football betting tips today, make sure to follow the link.

Ajax

Geronimo Rulli is out of action with a shoulder issue while Chico Conceicao, Remko Pasveer and Ahmetcan Kaplan are considered doubtful. Steven Berghuis is serving a suspension domestically, but he is clear to play on Thursday.

Predicted Lineup for Ajax: Gorter – Rensch, Madic, Hato, Wijndal – Tahirovic, Berghuis, Taylor – van den Boomen, Bergwijn, Brobbey

Ludogorets

Kwadwo Duah, Dinis Almeida, Anton Nedyalkov and Danny Gropper are all in the treatment room for Ludogorets at present. The Bulgarians need a miracle to overturn a 4-1 deficit in the second leg this week.

Predicted Lineup for Ludogorets: Padt – Witry, Sonko-Sundberg, Verdon, Heister – Piotrowski, Goncalves, Yordanov – Despodov, Tekpetey, Cruz

Player to Watch – Branco van den Boomen

Branco van den Boomen was an interesting addition to the Ajax squad this season and following 22 goals in three years with Toulouse in France, big things are expected from the midfielder with an eye for the spectacular.

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

Ajax

Ajax
33
Benjamin Tahirovic
ba
7
Steven Bergwijn
nl
5
Owen Wijndal
nl
21
Branco Van den Boomen
nl
18
Jakov Medic
hr
12
Jay Gorter
nl
2
Devyne Rensch
nl
4
Jorrel Hato
nl
8
Kenneth Taylor
nl
11
Carlos Borges
pt
9
Brian Brobbey
nl
Substitutes
17
Anass Salah-Eddine
nl
38
Kristian Nokkvi Hlynsson
is
43
Olivier Aertssen
nl
40
Diant Ramaj
de
51
Charlie Setford
gb
39
Mika Godts
be
49
Jaydon Banel
nl
24
Silvano Cliff Robbie Vos
nl
23
Steven Berghuis
nl
3
Anton Gaaei
dk

Ludogorets Razgrad

Ludogorets Razgrad
99
Rwan Seco
br
77
Caio Vidal
br
16
Aslak Witry
no
37
Bernard Tekpetey
gh
8
Claude Goncalves
fr
12
Simon Sluga
hr
24
Olivier Verdon
bj
82
Ivan Yordanov
bg
Substitutes
5
Georgi Ilkov Terziev
bg
1
Sergio Padt
nl
22
Franco Russo
ar
17
Son
es
7
Rick Lima
br
30
Pedro Naressi
br

Ajax vs Ludogorets prediction


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.