Champions League Betting: Barcelona vs Ajax - 10 Vital Statistics

10. Barcelona have begun the new Liga season with four successive victories and haven’t surrendered points at home since the Champions League semi-finals against Bayern last season. Barca are 1.13 to beat Ajax.

9. Ajax have never played Barcelona in the European Cup but have met Spanish opposition on 31 occasions. Their record is W13 D5 L13. Ajax are 20.00 to win.

8. Ajax drew Real Madrid in the 2012 Champions League group stage but lost both home and away legs 4-1. A repeat 4-1 defeat is priced at 14.00.

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7. In fact, Ajax haven’t beaten Spanish opposition in their last eight Champions League attempts – since a 1-0 win over Celta Vigo in October 2003. They are 60.00 to take this tie 1-0.

6. Barca have won their last two fixtures 3-2 and scored first in both games. They are 1.18 to get the first goal.

5. Lionel Messi has scored four in two games, including a hat-trick against Valencia before the international break. Messi is 8.00 to net three.

4. Striking partner Neymar, however, is yet to score in four Barcelona appearances. The £48m signing is 1.98 to find the net. 

3. Siem de Jong was Ajax’s top goalscorer in the Champions League last season with three goals. The midfielder is 7.00 to score at the Nou Camp.

2. Sixty-six of last season’s 368 Champions League goals were scored in the final 15 minutes of games (17.9%). Both teams to score in the second half is priced at 3.30.

1. Messi was Barca’s top scorer last season with eight goals yet their second-highest scorer was left-back Jordi Alba (2). Fellow full-back Dani Alves is 5.50 to score.