It's Europa League time and the hopeful contenders are Ajax and Roma

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Competition: Europe Europa League
Competition: Thu 08.April
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena (54990 seats)

The first of two encounters in the Europa League Quarter-finals, as the hometeam Ajax will try to edge Roma in their own ballpark.

These are busy days for the home team, as they were in action only four days ago in the Eredivisie. That game was an away game at SC Heerenveen, so at least Ajax are thankful to return home in this one. Game on!

It's time to recharge all electronic entertainment devices for Roma, who are travelling more than 1600 kilometers to play this game.

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Ajax form and stats

Ajax was eliminated in the 16th finals last season in the Europa League.

This stadium, Johan Cruijff Arena, has been a fortress for Ajax in the Eredivisie so far this season with the win-draw-loss statistic 11-1-1. 4W-0D-0L is the hard facts regardless of venue in the Europa League for Ajax. Ajax has a nice streak going on as they have played 16 consecutive leaguegames without losing (regardless of home/away). They are keen to extend their tally, a streak that began after the FC Twente defeat 124 days ago. Ajax has won so many consecutive home games (five in a row) that they struggle to remember the last time points were lost here at Johan Cruijff Arena. We remember; it was PSV.

It's back home for Ajax, who return with a good feeling about themselves after beating SC Heerenveen away with the result 2-1. Dušan Tadić and Sébastien Haller found the net in that victory. Previous to that game, a Eredivisie home match hosting ADO Den Haag in a game that was won 5-0.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Ajax handle that role? We have found two games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are one win, zero draws and one defeat.

The manager E. ten Hag will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to RKC Waalwijk in only three days.

It's goals goals goals for Ajax who have scored 43 goals from 13 league home games. Ajax are not conceding a lot of goals here at Johan Cruijff Arena in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 12 from 13 matches.

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Roma form and stats

Last season their Europa League adventure ended in the 8th finals.

The story so far for the visiting team on their Serie A travels is 5 wins, 3 draws and 6 defeats. Total Europa League statistics for Roma: 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss.

Roma has to pack their bags again for the second away game in a row. Last time they traveled to Sassuolo for a Serie A game that ended a draw (2-2). Preceding that, the 0-2 home loss versus Napoli.

We have checked recent matches where Roma have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those four games were zero victories, one draw and three defeats.

A new game in only three days for Roma, the Serie A home match versus Bologna. Busy days.

Roma have scored 20 goals on their travels this season, from 14 away games in the league. In the opposite end, Roma have conceded 27 goals in their away games.

Head 2 Head

Top Goalscorers

AjaxD. Tadić
D. Tadić
14 goals
RomaJ. Veretout
J. Veretout
10 goals
AjaxD. Klaassen
D. Klaassen
9 goals

Ajax missing players

Roma missing players

Ajax Roma
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 12   Played P   12 25
21 10   Won W   5 14
3 1   Drew D   2 3
1 1   Lost L   5 8
62 34   Scored S   18 47
21 13   Conceded C   20 38
100% 100%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   92% 96%
88% 83%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   92% 88%
68% 83%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   67% 72%
36% 58%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   42% 48%
16% 25%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   17% 20%
56% 58%   BTTS BTTS   58% 60%
40% 33%   Clean Sheets C S   17% 24%
4% 8%   Failed to Score F T   33% 20%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
1.3 1.5   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.2 2.5
1 1   Red cards R C   0 2
 
17 16.4   Shots (avg) S (   12.7 13.9
6.6 6.6   Shots on Target (avg) S O   4.8 5.4
37% 43%   Goal Efficiency G E   32% 35%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Ajax 27 22 3 2 85 20 13 11 1 1 43 12 14 11 2 1 42 8 65 69
2 PSV 28 17 7 4 62 30 14 11 2 1 32 9 14 6 5 3 30 21 32 58
3 AZ 28 17 7 4 64 38 14 9 2 3 31 18 14 8 5 1 33 20 26 58
4 Vitesse 28 17 4 7 46 28 14 10 3 1 23 8 14 7 1 6 23 20 18 55
5 Feyenoord 28 14 9 5 56 28 14 8 5 1 32 10 14 6 4 4 24 18 28 51
6 FC Groningen 28 13 7 8 35 31 14 7 5 2 16 9 14 6 2 6 19 22 4 46
7 FC Utrecht 27 11 10 6 44 34 14 5 6 3 22 20 13 6 4 3 22 14 10 43
8 FC Twente 28 9 10 9 42 39 14 3 5 6 18 20 14 6 5 3 24 19 3 37
9 Heracles 28 10 6 12 31 43 14 6 3 5 20 15 14 4 3 7 11 28 -12 36
10 SC Heerenveen 28 8 10 10 37 40 14 6 4 4 21 14 14 2 6 6 16 26 -3 34
11 Sparta Rotterdam 28 9 7 12 40 44 14 4 3 7 25 27 14 5 4 5 15 17 -4 34
12 Fortuna Sittard 28 10 4 14 39 49 14 4 2 8 20 27 14 6 2 6 19 22 -10 34
13 PEC Zwolle 28 6 11 11 37 46 14 4 6 4 17 17 14 2 5 7 20 29 -9 29
14 RKC Waalwijk 28 6 8 14 27 43 14 4 4 6 18 20 14 2 4 8 9 23 -16 26
15 Willem II 28 5 7 16 31 57 14 4 2 8 19 30 14 1 5 8 12 27 -26 22
16 VVV-Venlo 28 6 4 18 39 73 14 3 3 8 17 37 14 3 1 10 22 36 -34 22
17 FC Emmen 28 3 9 16 27 57 14 2 4 8 20 35 14 1 5 8 7 22 -30 18
18 ADO Den Haag 28 2 9 17 22 64 14 0 6 8 13 29 14 2 3 9 9 35 -42 15
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Inter 28 21 5 2 66 26 13 11 1 1 36 14 15 10 4 1 30 12 40 68
2 Milan 29 18 6 5 54 34 15 6 5 4 26 21 14 12 1 1 28 13 20 60
3 Atalanta 29 17 7 5 68 36 15 9 3 3 41 22 14 8 4 2 27 14 32 58
4 Juventus 28 16 8 4 56 25 14 10 2 2 29 10 14 6 6 2 27 15 31 56
5 Napoli 28 18 2 8 62 32 14 10 1 3 37 14 14 8 1 5 25 18 30 56
6 Lazio 28 16 4 8 45 38 14 9 2 3 23 17 14 7 2 5 22 21 7 52
7 Roma 29 15 6 8 53 44 15 10 3 2 33 17 14 5 3 6 20 27 9 51
8 Hellas Verona 29 11 8 10 38 34 14 6 3 5 18 16 15 5 5 5 20 18 4 41
9 Sassuolo 28 10 10 8 47 46 14 4 7 3 23 22 14 6 3 5 24 24 1 40
10 Sampdoria 29 10 6 13 39 43 14 6 2 6 22 21 15 4 4 7 17 22 -4 36
11 Bologna 29 9 7 13 39 45 14 6 3 5 24 22 15 3 4 8 15 23 -6 34
12 Udinese 29 8 9 12 32 39 14 5 3 6 12 13 15 3 6 6 20 26 -7 33
13 Genoa 29 7 11 11 31 41 15 4 6 5 21 22 14 3 5 6 10 19 -10 32
14 Fiorentina 29 7 9 13 36 46 15 5 5 5 20 19 14 2 4 8 16 27 -10 30
15 Benevento 29 7 9 13 30 54 15 2 6 7 15 30 14 5 3 6 15 24 -24 30
16 Spezia 29 7 8 14 37 53 14 3 5 6 17 23 15 4 3 8 20 30 -16 29
17 Torino 28 4 12 12 41 52 14 1 8 5 20 25 14 3 4 7 21 27 -11 24
18 Cagliari 29 5 7 17 31 50 15 3 3 9 15 26 14 2 4 8 16 24 -19 22
19 Parma 29 3 11 15 28 56 15 2 5 8 9 24 14 1 6 7 19 32 -28 20
20 Crotone 29 4 3 22 35 74 14 4 1 9 20 29 15 0 2 13 15 45 -39 15

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Read more about Europa League

The UEFA Europa League, abbreviated as UEL and commonly referred to as just the Europa League, is an annual football club competition organised by UEFA. It is the second-tier competition for football clubs in Europa, beneath the UEFA Champions League in value and importance. Teams qualify through their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions. Some teams qualify from the Champions League; more precisely the teams who are knocked out in the playoff qualifying round and the third-place finishers of the group stage. The winner of the Europa League qualifies for the Champions League in their next competitive season.