Arsenal Women go up against Ajax Women in the first leg of round two of the UEFA Women’s Champions League 2022-23 at Meadow Park in Borehamwood on Wednesday, September 21. The match will start at 12:00 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Arsenal Women have won five games on the bounce after their FA Cup defeat to Chelsea Women in April 2022. The Gunners made it to the quarter-final of the WUCL last season, where they lost 3-1 on aggregate to VfL Wolfsburg Women. They faced a similar fate against Paris Saint-Germain Women in the 2019-20 season, losing 2-1 on aggregate.
Ajax Women’s best finish in the UEFA Women’s Champions League was in the 2018-19 season, where they reached the round of 16. They failed to qualify for the competition in the 2019-20 season as well as last season. In the Women’s Eredivisie 2022-23, Ajax began the season with a flourish, winning 4-0 against Fortuna Sittard.
Arsenal Women vs Ajax Women UEFA Women’s Champions League 2022-23 odds
1xBet odds: Arsenal Women: 1.17, Ajax Women: 10.00, Draw: 6.50
Betwinner odds: Arsenal Women: 1.17, Ajax Women: 10.00, Draw: 6.50
Melbet odds: Arsenal Women: 1.20, Ajax Women: 10.05, Draw: 6.40
Bet365 odds: Arsenal Women: 1.16, Ajax Women: 10.00, Draw: 6.50
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Arsenal Women vs Ajax Women head-to-head
The upcoming UEFA Women’s Champions League match first time Arsenal Women and Ajax Women play against each other.
Arsenal have won their last five matches in all competitions, while Ajax have won four of their last five.
Arsenal Women vs Ajax Women UEFA Women’s Champions League 2022-23 squads
Arsenal Women: Manuela Zinsberger (goalkeeper), Kaylan Marckese (goalkeeper), Souza Rafaelle, Lotte Wubben-Moy, Jen Beattie, Leah Williamson, Steph Catley, Noelle Maritz, Laura Wienroither, Jordan Nobbs, Kim Little, Frida Maanum, Lia Walti, Beth Mead, Vivianne Miedema, Katie McCabe, Lina Hurtig, Caitlin Foord, Mana Iwabuchi, Stina Blackstenius.
Ajax Women: Lize Kop (goalkeeper), Regina Van Eijk (goalkeeper), Liza van der Most, Roos van der Veen, Lisa Doorn, Soraya Verhoeve, Milicia Keijzer, Isa Kardinaal, Marthe Munsterman, Sherida Spitse, Nadine Noordam, Rosa Van Gool, Quinty Sabajo, Victoria Pelova, Romee Leuchter, Nikita Tromp, Ashleigh Weerden, Isabelle Naomi Louise Hoekstra, Chasity Grant, Elisha Kruize, Tiny Hoekstra, Eshly Bakker.
Arsenal Women vs Ajax Women probable starting lineups
Arsenal Women: Manuela Zinsberger (goalkeeper), Souza Rafaelle, Leah Williamson, Laura Wienroither, Katie McCabe, Lia Walti, Kim Little, Bethany Mead, Vivianne Miedema, Stina Blackstenius, Caitlin Foord.
Ajax Women: Lize Kop (goalkeeper), Isa Kardinaal, Lisa Doorn, Liza van der Most, Soraya Verhoeve, Sherida Spitse, Chasity Grant, Quinty Sabajo, Victoria Pelova, Ashleigh Weerden, Romee Leuchter.
Arsenal Women vs Ajax Women UEFA Women’s Champions League 2022-23 combined fantasy XI
Lize Kop (goalkeeper), Souza Rafaelle, Leah Williamson, Laura Wienroither, Soraya Verhoeve, Sherida Spitse, Kim Little, Bethany Mead (captain), Vivianne Miedema, Stina Blackstenius, Victoria Pelova.
Arsenal Women top picks and players to watch vs Ajax Women UEFA Women’s Champions League 2022-23
Bethany Mead: The English forward was in top form in the recently concluded UEFA Women’s Euro, smashing six goals and making four assists in a title-winning campaign. Mead also scored a brace in Arsenal Women’s opening WSL fixture of the season against Brighton.
Vivianne Miedema: The Dutch player’s record at Arsenal is nothing short of incredible. She has smashed 113 goals in 133 appearances for the club since her move to the Gunners in July 2017. Miedema made three goal-contributions in the WUCL 2021-22 campaign for Arsenal Women.
Ajax Women top picks and players to watch vs Arsenal Women UEFA Women’s Champions League 2022-23
Victoria Pelova: Ajax’s 23-year-old attacking midfielder found the back of the net twice in their last Women’s Eredivisie match against Fortuna Sittard. Pelova also scored once and assisted two goals in her UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 for the Netherlands.
Sherida Spitse: The experienced midfielder’s playmaking ability will have to come to the fore if Ajax are to make an impact against Arsenal in the first leg. Spitse is one short of 50 appearances for Ajax, following her move to the Amsterdam-based club in January 2021. Spitse is a handy goal-scorer as well, scoring 28 goals in 120 matches for the Netherlands.
Arsenal Women vs Ajax Women UEFA Women’s Champions League 2022-23 prediction
Arsenal Women are the overwhelming favourites against Ajax Women considering their overall record in the UEFA Women’s Champions League. The Gunners have a significantly higher winning probability than their opponents in this first leg.
The odds are against Ajax Women in the first leg of the second round in this competition. The Amsterdam-based club are the underdogs in this contest based on their squad quality and history in the WUCL.