• Ajax hosts Benfica at Amsterdam Arena. 
  • Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United will try to eliminate Atletico Madrid. 

Both Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League rematches are coming following draws in the opening legs. Ajax and Benfica played 2-2 in Lisbon, while Manchester and Atletico ended their affair in Spain 1-1. Therefore, we expect to see fantastic battles this Tuesday, and hopefully, lots of goals. 

Ajax vs Benfica Preview, Odds, Prediction

The Lancers are massive favorites, but we didn’t get the same impression as the bookies once looking at the first meeting at La Luz. They’ve reached the lead twice, but allowed the hosts to come back and even to have the chance to completely turn the result upside down in the last few minutes.

Ajax’s defense experienced certain troubles in the recent few weeks. Only one clean sheet in the latest five games isn’t good news for their fans, especially before the game against Benfica. The Eagles are fragile in defense as well, but their offense is productive and scores goals constantly. They’ve scored in the past 10 contests and allowed goals in all but once throughout that stretch. 

Both of these crews are offensive-minded, and they want to score as many goals as possible. Simply, they win games through attack and goal-difference, not by playing tactical or by the defense. We expect to see plenty of goals in this event, and we expect to see them on both ends of the pitch. Despite the bookies’ disbelief in the Eagles, we think that they have the potential to score at least one goal. Meanwhile, the hosts are always ruthless at Amsterdam Arena, and they should deliver two or more goals. So, the final pick is both teams to score, and for more courageous bettors, both teams to score and over 2.5 goals. 

Pick: Both teams to score

Manchester United vs. Atletico Madrid Preview, Odds, Pick

The Red Devils recovered from a very painful defeat against the local rivals, City. And they did that because of Cristiano Ronaldo who scored a hat-trick vs. Tottenham in the derby of the round, pushing his team to a 3-2 victory. Seeing Ronaldo in turbo more is very important for United, not only because of his contribution but also due to the overall chemistry and atmosphere in the locker room. 

On the other side, Atletico is in excellent shape, with four wins and one draw in the recent five events. Atleti scored two or more goals in all of those triumphs, and their best player during this stretch was Joao Felix, Ronaldo’s teammate from the Portuguese national team. 

As in the previous case, both teams are looking better in the offense than in defense. They have only one clean sheet in the recent month or so, while, on the other hand, providing pretty consistent offensive displays. The only logical thing to do here is to bet on goals on both sides, as all the previous data points in that direction. Be sure that betting on this is much safer than picking the full-time result because this clash could go either way. 

Pick: Both teams to score