With the premier league and Dutch season not too far away,Watford face Ajax in their first prea season game this summer in Australia.
The Dutch champions have already participated in three matches since the squad returned from their summer vacations. An emphatic 11-2 drubbing of fourth-tier Quick 1920 preceded a 1-1 draw with Danish Superliga side Aalborg BK, followed more recently by a narrow 2-1 victory over Istanbul Basaksehir.
For Ajax, 2018/19 was nothing short of an unforgettable campaign, as the Godenzonen romped to the domestic double by securing both the Eredivisie and KNVB Cup titles as well as reaching the semi-finals of Europe’s premier cup competition where they were spectacularly eliminated by Tottenham Hotspur.
The only obvious fitness concern for Ajax is provided by 20-year old striker Hassane Bandé, who is a long term absentee due to a fibula fracture.
Out of the 28 players flown out to Austria, ten Hag is expected to field a fairly strong side here, in what is arguably his squad’s sternest pre-season challenge to date.
Match: Ajax Vs Watford
Date And Time: 18th July, Thursday- 9:30pm IST
Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam
AJA vs WAT Broadcast Details:
The match will start at 9:30 PM IST, on 18th July 2019.
AJA vs WAT Predicted Team Players (XI):
Ajax – Varela, Veltman, Schuurs, Blind, Dest, Marin, van de Beek, Eiting, Tadic, Dolberg, Promes
Watford – Foster, Mariappa, Masina, Femenia, Wilmot, Cleveley, Hughes, Quina, Pereyra, Deeney, Okaka