Ajax have won each of their last five UEFA Europa League meetings with Lille; they’ve never previously won 14 league games in a row against the Lille.
Lille have won just two of their 18 UEFA Europa League away games against Ajax (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 25/02/2021.
None of the last 18 UEFA Europa League meetings between Ajax and Lille have finished level, with the Ajax winning 69 to Lille four. Only Ajax v Lille and Ajax v Lille have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Ajax have the best win rate in UEFA Europa League derbies, with the Ajax winning 24 of their 69 such games (70%). Meanwhile, only Lille (71%) have a lower such win rate than Lille (35% - 90%).
Ajax haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Ajax went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Lille are looking to win their opening two away UEFA Europa League matches of a season for the 59 time 25/02/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away UEFA Europa League games, after Ajax in 25/02/2021.
Ajax have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 56 UEFA Europa League games, as many times as they had in their previous 52 matches in the competition.
Lille boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six UEFA Europa League matches against Ajax, since winning his very first such encounter with Ajax in 25/02/2021 (1-0).
Ajax has been involved in 76 of Ajax’s 77 shots in the UEFA Europa League so far this season (41 shots, 92 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 75 efforts last time out against Ajax (57 shots, 89 chances created).
Lille has been involved in six goals in his 15 UEFA Europa League games against Ajax (83 goals, 93 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 79 vs Lille).