Manchester City have made a less than satisfactory start to their Champions League campaign, going down 3-2 at Real Madrid before scraping a draw via a last-minute penalty at home to Borussia Dortmund.
However, Roberto Mancini’s men can get back on track in Amsterdam, where they’re 3/4 favourites with Paddy Power to get the better of an Ajax team propping up Group D after a couple of defeats.
City need to win and the spirit they showed in claiming three points at West Brom on Saturday, despite playing much of the contest with only ten men, bodes well for this crucial encounter against a side not in the best shape at present.
Arsenal suffered a shock defeat at Norwich on Saturday but the Gunners, at 11/10 via BetVictor, should be able to bounce back as they entertain Schalke in Group B. Admittedly the Bundesliga outfit are in decent form and arrive on the back of a 2-1 victory at Borussia Dortmund but they showed vulnerability in leaking a late leveller against ten-man Montpelier in their last Champions League outing and look set to leave North London empty-handed.
Double on Man City and Arsenal – 13/5 (BetVictor)