Ajax is going to welcome the team of Celtic at Amsterdam Arena in a meeting of the group A of the Europa League. Here are our soccer picks according soccercapper.org for that event.
Ajax removed the Czech Jablonec with the total score of 1:0 in the groups of the tournament. The boys of Frank de Boer gradually have gained speed during the season and launched quite successfully in the local Eredivisie. Ajax is the leader in the standings with 13 points from four wins and one draw. Before the derby with Celtic, the Dutch can boast of good domestic form in the European tournaments. In the last 5 fights at home, Ajax has won four and lost only 1 - this season in the UEFA Champions League by Rapid Vienna with 2:3. The derby with Celtic will be missed by Bazoer because of a penalty. In its absence, Frank de Boer will bet the scheme 4-2-3-1 with Lasse Sone who will operate behind a sole striker. The dilemma for the coaching staff of Ajax is the one to lead the team. Milik Arkadius will be the titular, but in the weekend Victor Viser entered as a reserve and scored two goals, which may well give him the titular place against Celtic. The left back of Ajax - Mitchell Deeks returned to the starting lineup after missing the weekend derby with Twente.
Celtic dropped from Malmo in the playoffs of the Champions League and so ended up in the Europa League group tournament. The start of the season for Clovers is not very successful, and after the failure against the Swedes, they have problems and in the Scottish Premier League. Celtic lost in the weekend visit of Aberdeen with 2:1 and found itself on the second place with five points behind the dons. Before the visit to Ajax, the team of Ronnie Delia appeared in pretty unpleasant form in the visits in Europe. Celtic has won only two of their last 15 visits to the tournaments, and now is arriving on the forbidding Amsterdam arena. Ronnie Delia won`t make many changes in the team, as the only places of Mulgrew, Lustig and Bleket are questionable. In the camp of Clovers, there are no problems with injured or suspended players.
Ajax is moving into pretty good shape and certainly is the favorite in the derby. Celtic in turn has serious difficulties in their subsequent appearances in Europe and definitely there will be some serious problems in the Amsterdam Arena.
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