Ajax Vs Celtic – Pre Match Preview


Since we beat Ajax 2-1 two weeks ago, Ajax have drew 0-0 against RKV FC and been beaten 1-0 by Vitesse Arnhem both games at home, so they are not firing well at the second. Celtic meanwhile beat Partick Thistle 2-1 away and drew with Dundee United 1-1. So comparing both teams league form, Ajax picked up 1 point with two home games, we got 4 points from one away, one at home, but we all know come Wednesday, all this goes out the window, we must raise our game

Come Wednesday we will have Samaras, Commons and a few others back, possibly Derk Boerrigter will be fit for this one. Missing Brown is a blow, but if we can get Commons and Samaras back, and stack the midfield, I am guessing a midfield three with Kayal, Ledley and Mulgrew. Commons playing a free role with  Stokes up front, Forrest and Samaras on either wing and a back four of Lustig, Ambrose, Van Dijk and Izaguirre. So the back 4 will be as it was. The midfield I think we will see the biggest changes

Ajax I believe are there for the taking, and if we don’t lose this game and beat AC Milan at home, I truly believe we can finish 2nd in this group, not losing on Wednesday I think will guarantee us European football after Christmas, we stay ahead of Ajax on points, we play AC at home as Ajax take on Barcelona.

I said in the first blog I did about the Champions League that if we kept the home form good and got something, anything away, we could get out this group or prolong European football after Christmas. If we can replicate what we did away to AC Milan, I really think we can get a good result on Wednesday. I watched the Ajax game at the weekend where they got beat 1-0 from Vitesse Arnhem and they were very poor and got booed off the park by the fans as they sit 6th in their league

“It’ll be a totally different team [against Ajax],” said Lennon. “We’ll be a lot stronger going into the game. “If we can replicate the performance in Milan we’ve got every chance.” Was what Lennon said at the weekend, he sounded confident, and with Ajax missing a few players and playing poorly, this is a chance for Celtic to really go for 2nd spot in this group

Bring it on, and don’t forget to join TCN with our live text commentary for this game

Highlights (Sorry small screen) from the 2-1 game two week ago


2 thoughts on “Ajax Vs Celtic – Pre Match Preview

  1. don’t know how this will go Shaun. Our SPL form is poor but the guys seem to rise to the occasion in the CL. On the positive side we have creative players coming back who were badly missed on Saturday. I’ll take a draw and hope Barca beat Milan.

    Thanks for the blog mate. #HH

  2. I don’t bet, if I did i’d be scunnered on this one, but aye this is a strange one Wullie. We could get bummed, draw or win 2-0 😀 4-0 Defeat in pre-season there aye? I hope their players think “Easy” if they do, we could destroy them if we play near the levels we did in Italy.
    I watched them at the Weekend and they were ROTTEN. Couldn’t string 3 passed together and the fans were on their backs and they got bood off. If we can get an early goal, we could turn the stadium on it’s head…

    Looking forward to it.
    And no problem with the blog..
    Hope y’all had a good weekend chief.


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