Watch Ajax vs Lille Live Stream - Thursday 25 February 18:55

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Thursday 25 February 18:55

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Ajax vs Lille – UEFA Europa League Match Preview, Kick-Off Time & Match Prediction

Round of 32 return leg, with Ajax taking on Lille on Thursday the 25th of February, 2021, at Johan Cruijff Arena.

As expected, a lot was said and written after last week’s Lille vs Ajax about the penalty decision made by the referee in the dying minutes of the match, with Lille 1-0 up. That’s how Ajax equalized in the 87th minute, before scoring the winner two minutes later. The fact that the referee had to watch several replays to… make sure(?) there was a foul, is a sign that the case was not really-really clear. No matter what, Ajax won 1-2, and are super close to qualifying for the last 16 of the competition. Their current form reads; WWWWW. They last played on Sunday, they beat Sparta Rotterdam 4-2 at home. They are on 56 points from 22 matches in their national league, at the top of the table, six points ahead of second-placed PSV, having a game in hand as well. Goals, 72 scored(!), 17 conceded. Coach Erik ten Hag played a 4-2-3-1 formation against Lille last week. Tadić took the penalty in the 87th minute, doing a great job. Brobbey scored the winner two minutes later, having come off the bench a quarter of an hour earlier.

Last week’s result means that Lille have to score at least twice in Amsterdam, not even a 0-1 win would be enough for them to qualify. They have to take risks, and it won’t be a surprise if Ajax take advantage of that, and score first. Lille’s current form reads; WLDWW. They last played on Sunday, they beat Lorient 1-4 as guests. They are on 58 points from 26 matches in Ligue 1, leading, with second-placed Lyon three points behind them. They have 17W, 7D and 2L, having scored 46 goals and conceded 16. Coach Christophe Galtier played a 4-4-2 formation against Ajax last week, with David and Yazici up front. Weah scored their only goal, opening the scoring in the 72nd minute, taking perfect advantage of a massive Tagliafico mistake.

Ajax have hosted Lille once before, two years ago, in the Champions League group stage. Back then, the Amsterdam side won 3-0.

A 2-1 victory for the hosts is predicted at full-time.

Date: Thursday, 25th of February, 2021.

Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena

Kick-off time: 18:55 (GMT+2).