With a place in the 2019/2020 group stage of the Champions League, Apoel from Cyprus and Ajax from the Netherlands make the playoff journey on Tuesday, August 20. The playoff phase corresponds to the fifth stage in the qualifiers that define the last participants of the Champions League group stage. Six winners of the clashes will join the 26 pre-qualifiers in the tournament that will define the eight keys to the 2019/2020 version of the most important club tournament in the Old Continent.However, the losers will not be shaking hands. They will have the right to play in the Europa League. The definition, as it happens since the second stage, is based on the highest number of points earned in both games. If there is equality, goal difference and goals scored away from home are used as tiebreakers.Not being sufficient, an extension of 30 minutes will be made at the end of the second match. Here the visitor’s goal also serves as a tiebreaker. Only if the extra time ends without a swinging net does the penalty shootout appear as the ultimate resource to indicate who gets the spot.
Tuesday’s meeting marks the end of the privilege of exclusive dedication to the qualifiers that Apoel has been counting so far. As the 2019/2020 version of the Cyprus Championship is due to start next weekend, the team will have to split between the disputes. Their debut is scheduled for Saturday, August 24, at home against Ol. NicosiaThe team had to go through two qualifying stages to reach the playoffs. In the first, the third round of the Champions League qualifying round, rivaled Sutjeska from Montenegro. He overcame his rival with no major problems with two wins. He scored 1-0 (away) and 3-0 (home).The degree of difficulty was slightly higher against Azerbaijan’s Qarabag. In the first match, at home, the Cypriots were defeated by 2 to 1. Thus, they had to reverse the situation winning 2-0 at the opponent’s stadium.
Champions League semi-finalists 2018/2019, Ajax could make their qualifying debut a little later in stage number four. However, it suffocated to impose its favoritism on PAOK of Greece.In the first match, on Greek soil, they were 2-2. In the second match, at home, they won by 3 to 2. It was scored by two penalty kicks that were the target of heavy criticism from the opponents.On Saturday, August 17, they signaled a technical evolution this early in the season by achieving a quiet 4-1 away win against Venlo in the third round of the 2019/2020 Eredivisie First Division. Dutch Championship. With seven points (two wins and one draw), he shares the top of the leaderboard with five other clubs (Alkmaar, Vitesse, Utrecht, Sparta Rotterdam and PSV), though slightly ahead when the tiebreaker criteria are taken into account.Saturday’s clash was their third straight win and extended their unbeaten run of the season to seven matches (four wins and three draws). The team has not lost in 2019/2020.
Football Prediction of the Day Apoel vs Ajax
After typical early-season swings, Ajax are showing a bit more solidness, so the prognosis in their victory against Apoel is the best guess for Tuesday’s playoff matchday. will decide the latest classifieds for 2019/2020 edition of the Champions League, Paid Betting Predictions.
Bet Tips: Ajax