Soccer predictions for Schalke vs Ajax - Europa League
The return of the Europa League quarter-finals takes place at the Arena Auf Schalke (the Veltins Arena) of Gelsenkirchen Schalke 04 and Ajax Amsterdam as one of the most interesting matches of the week, once That the local team will seek the comeback against a team that is at an especially sweet moment. For their part, the local team, Schalke 04, eleventh in the league of Germany, had high hopes in the European competition, as it has been closing the participation in each tournament that has been contending. The team that coaches German Markus Weinzierl has already played forty-four official matches this season, corresponding to three different competitions (Bundesliga, Europa League and DFB Pokal). For now there have been nineteen wins, ten draws and fifteen defeats, achieving a balance of goals of sixty-five to favor and fifty against.
In the current series, the German team adds only one defeat in the last six matches they have played, adding four defeats (two in a row) and a draw. In the Europa League he has played eleven games, winning six wins, three draws and two defeats (against Red Bull of Austria and in the one played in the Netherlands against Ajax). As a local, we see how Schalke is not an unapproachable team, as in twenty official matches has won eleven times, has tied five and has lost four times, with thirty-six goals in favor and sixteen against. Despite the comments, he has seven straight games without losing at home, although he has drawn four draws and comes from beating Wolfsburg four to one.
For its part, the home team, Ajax Amsterdam, is second in the league of the Netherlands, although it is at a very positive time, perhaps the best of the season. The team that coaches Peter Bosz has already played forty-nine official matches in the season, corresponding to four different competitions (league and cup of Holland, Europa League and Champions League). For now, there have been thirty-three victories, eleven draws and only five defeats, achieving a balance of goals of one hundred six and in favor and thirty-nine against.
Undoubtedly is a good balance on a general level, in fact in Europe has only lost twice in fifteen matches that has played. In the current series, Ajax have not lost for eight matches, as it did against FC Kobenhavn in the first leg of the round of 32 Europa League. As a visitor, the balance is positive, although with nuances, since in twenty-four matches has won thirteen times, has tied seven and lost four, with forty-four goals in favor and twenty-three against.
Away from home, the Dutch team has only lost a game of the last nine they have played and comes from beating the NEC by one to five.
When making a forecast, we must take into account the need of the local team, although the Dutch have five consecutive games marking away from home. Taking into account the information provided in the previous one, it can be a good idea to bet that both teams will score.