Ajax vs Liverpool Champions League: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time, where to watch, Predictions, Odds & UCL Best Bets
Liverpool will have a difficult battle away from home against Ajax in the 2022-23 Champions League Group A meeting on Wednesday. The Reds are now second in the group behind Napoli, and anything less than a victory will jeopardise their hopes of finishing first in Group A.
Jurgen Klopp’s players have had a difficult start to the season, finishing ninth in the Premier League rankings. They have only won two of their past five league games and will be looking to put the weekend’s 0-1 loss to Nottingham Forest behind them when they hit the field again in the midweek match.
Ajax have not had a great time in the Champions League so far, having lost their three previous European outings in Group A. They head into this fixture on the back of three back-to-back wins in Eredivisie but it will still be a massive challenge to take points off the Reds.
Ajax vs Liverpool date & kick-off time
|Game:||Ajax vs Liverpool|
|Date:||October 26, 2022|
|Kick-off:||8pm BST / 3pm ET / 12:30am IST (Oct 27)|
How to watch Ajax vs Liverpool on TV & live stream online
In the United States (U.S.), the game between Ajax and Liverpool can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (start with a free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.
Viewers can also stream the game on Paramount+.
In India, the Sony Sports Network has the UCL broadcasting rights, with streaming services on SonyLIV.
|Country||TV channel||Live stream|
|UK||BT Sport 2||BT Sport website/app|
|India||Sony Ten 1 SD & HD||SonyLIV|
Ajax squad and team news
Ajax will be without Ahmetcan Kaplan, Devyne Rensch and Mohamed Ihattaren for the clash against Liverpool as the trip remain injured.
Alfred Schreuder will also have to assess Kenneth Taylor, who remains doubtful due to injury, before the game.
|Goalkeepers||Stekelenburg, Gorter, Pasveer|
|Defender||Bassey, Kaplan, Blind, Sanchez, Magallan, Pierie|
|Midfielders||Alvarez, Klaassen, Kudus, Grillitsch, Delgado|
|Forwards||Bergwijn, Brobbey, Tadic, Ocampos, Lucca, Berghuis, Conceicao, Giovanni, Jensen.|
Liverpool squad & team news
Liverpool are likely to welcome Ibrahima Konate, Darwin Nunez and Thiago Alcantara back into the matchday squad.
However, injured players Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota and Joel Matip will be unavailable for the game against Ajax.
|Goalkeepers||Alisson, Adrian, Kelleher|
|Defenders||Davies, Van Dijk, Konate, Gomez, Tsimikas, Robertson, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Ramsay, Phillips, Bajcetic, Chambers|
|Midfielders||Fabinho, Thiago, Milner, Keita, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Elliott, Carvalho, Clark, Arthur|
|Forwards||Firmino, Salah, Jota, Diaz, Nunez|
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Ajax vs Liverpool Odds
Ajax vs Liverpool odds are current as of Monday, Oct. 24 on PointsBet Sportsbook.
- 3-way handicap: Ajax (+280) | Draw (+300) | Liverpool (-121)
- Draw No Bet: Ajax (+190) | Liverpool (-260)
- Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 (-205) | Under 2.5 (+150)
- Both Teams To Score: Yes (-220) | No (+160)
Current betting lines have sportsbooks leaning heavily toward a Liverpool victory on Wednesday. However, at their current price, backing them to simply win in Amsterdam is arguably not worth the risk.
For those looking for a greater reward, an away win and over 2.5 goals may also be worth some consideration, especially when considering Liverpool’s ongoing defensive issues.
Ajax vs Liverpool Prediction
Ajax 1-2 Liverpool
Although Ajax has scored in each of their last four Champions League outings, they have also lost each of their last three.
However, Liverpool has also been susceptible at the back. This means goals are unlikely to be at a premium. The visitors may be lacking a number of key personnel, but they still have enough talent within their ranks.
Therefore, this clash will be won by who has the most powerful attack, and that’s a battle that Liverpool will win by an edge.
Ajax vs Liverpool Betting Tips
Ajax is unbeaten in domestic competition, though they have struggled in this season’s Champions League. After a perfect start to their campaign against Rangers, they have suffered three straight defeats — a run that has almost consigned them to the Europa League after Christmas.
Should they fail to get the better of Liverpool in midweek, Alfred Schreuder’s men will be keeping a keen eye on the score between Napoli and Rangers.
If Ajax can earn a more favorable result than that of the Ibrox outfit, at least some form of European progress will be secured. Should they and their Scottish counterparts both lose on Wednesday, they must avoid a heavy defeat at Ibrox the following week.
Then again, Schreuder’s men still have a faint chance of making the Round of 16 themselves. If they win their last two group-stage matches and Liverpool loses both of theirs, their head-to-head records will come into play.
After losing 3-2 at Anfield, a two-goal win for Ajax would alter the head-to-head landscape in their favor. Wednesday’s hosts may be down at the moment, but they are certainly not out of the competition either.
In terms of injury news, there are reasons to be cheerful for Liverpool. With Darwin Núñez, Thiago, and Ibrahima Konaté all set to return, the traveling squad has been given a timely boost.
For Ajax, recent knocks to both Kenneth Taylor and Devyne Rensch will be assessed before kick-off.
Ajax vs Liverpool Best Bets
➕ Liverpool to Win and Both Teams to Score (+195) at BetMGM Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 unit
As mentioned above, Ajax has no issues when it comes to scoring. Their problem is being too generous in defense, which will rear its head on Wednesday as Liverpool book their place in the Round of 16.
Although Liverpool has their own issues in defense, its attack has largely gotten them out of trouble in the Champions League. This means I am backing an away win and both teams to score as my first selection.