One of the biggest upset in recent memory has to be Ajax’s 2-1 win over Juventus in the 2018/2019 Champions League quarterfinals.
Having beaten defending champions Real Madrid in the last round, most people thought that the Dutch men had overachieved and would definitely be eliminated by Juventus in the quarterfinals.
One reason why so many people didn’t give Ajax a chance is because Juve had spent £100 million on the signing of ‘Mr Champions League’ Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer and he should be able to help them finally win the Champions League, so they thought.
The Dutch side entered this season’s Champions League as outsiders but they made their mark quickly as they qualified from their group only behind Bayern Munich and have now reached the Champions League semifinals.
Ajax have made themselves favourites for www.oddsusa.com soccer bettors now as they seem full of confidence and it seems like any team that dares to underrate them would do so at their peril.
Youngsters all over
Frenkie the Jong ran the show when they played Juventus in the first leg, he is 19. David Neres scored their equalizing goal in that game, the Brazilian is 22 years old, while Matthijs de Ligt who scored the winning goal against Juventus is just 19 years of age as well.
These youngsters were plucked away by Ajax from very young ages and they have been groomed to become stars of the game.
It is a well-established fact that Ajax is a soccer factory that produces some of the global superstars who they usually sell to the world’s biggest teams.
Frenkie de Jong has already agreed on a deal to join Barcelona in the summer and Matthijs de Ligt has been linked with the world’s biggest clubs and a summer move could also be on the cards.
Apart from being the club with some of the world’s best youngsters, Ajax has now become the favourite team to bet on for many bettors.
Their sweet attacking football makes them favourites to win almost every game and since they hit their stride, they have just been getting better with every game.
They have been involved in over 1.5 goals scored in more than 90 percent of their matches. Having scored over 100 goals in just 30 league games, most bettors would stake on their games to end in over 2.5 goals.
They are on course to win the Dutch league title as well as the Champions League and if they achieve any of this it would be with an average of age 24 years.