Real Madrid vs Ajax (Champions League): Possible starting XI, head-to-head, preview

Real Madrid vs Ajax (Champions League): Possible starting XI, head-to-head, preview

- Real Madrid vs Ajax is expecting to be an exciting game in the round of 16 Champions League tie

- The defending champions are going to be without their inspirational captain Sergio Ramos

- Los Blancos won the first leg by 2-1 as Ajax look to overturn the first leg deficit at the Bernabeu

Real Madrid vs Ajax will take place at the Santiago Bernabeu as both sides will be competing for a spot in the quarter finals of Champions League.

Los Blancos are on the back of a three straight home losses to two Catalan sides in La Liga and Copa del Rey respectively.

The European champions were beaten 3-0 and 1-0 in two El Clasicos within the pace of three days and had earlier succumbed to a 2-1 La Liga defeat to Girona.

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On the other hand, after losing 2-1 in the first leg to Real two weeks back, Ajax have beaten NAC Breda, ADO Den Haag and Feyenoord in the Eredivisie, scoring 13 goals.

Erik ten Hag's side were unbeaten in the group phase that involved mighty Bayern Munich as they qualified two points behind the Bundesliga club.

In the 13 clashes between both European heavyweights, Real have defeated Ajax eight times while Ajax have four wins and a draw.

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The only notable absentee in the fixture at the Bernabeu will be Madrid captain Sergio Ramos who was handed an additional one-match ban after he deliberately got yellow-carded.

It is expected to be an entertaining game with both sides fully attacking-minded as the visitors will looking to put an upset at the Spanish capital.

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Possible line up:

Real Madrid predicted XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Nacho, Reguilon; Casemiro, Modric, Kroos; Vinicius, Benzema, Lucas

Ajax predicted XI: Onana; Mazraoui, De Ligt, Blind, Tagliafico; De Jong, Schone; Neres, Van de Beek, Ziyech; Tadic ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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