Ajax v Aston Villa Match Preview & Best Odds

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Ajax v Aston Villa Match Preview & Best Odds

Kick-off: 5.45pm UK Time, Thursday 7th March 2024


Having finished at the summit of their Europa Conference League group, Aston Villa will be confident of getting their knockout phase off to a positive start when they face Ajax in the Dutch capital on Thursday evening.


List of priorities

It’s fair to say that Unai Emery’s list of priorities will have changed since the start of the current season but while Aston Villa have dropped out of the running in the race for the Premier League title, they remain very much in the hunt for a Champions League berth and are still on course to clinch a European trophy in the form of the Europa Conference League. In the battle for fourth position in the Premier League table, the West Midlands side have opened up a gap of five points over fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur (who have a game-in-hand), thanks to wins in all-but-one of their last five league outings.


Tough group

In order to make it through to this stage of the Europa Conference League, Emery’s men negotiated a tough group containing AZ Alkmaar, Legia Warsaw and Zrinjski Mostar with their six group matches returning four wins, one draw and just a single defeat. They completed a double over an Alkmaar side who sit four points above Thursday’s opponents Ajax in the Eredivisie table and this in itself suggests that the Villans have an excellent chance to get a valuable win in the bag ahead of the return leg in the West Midlands.


More cohesive outfit

Villa will certainly show Ajax respect in what could be a very evenly-fought affair but all things considered, Emery’s side are a more cohesive outfit and we’re going to side with them to force the home side to settle for a share of the spoils in this contest.


Back a draw at best odds of 16/5