Ajax vs FC Groningen Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Ajax vs FC Groningen Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

The last season’s runner-ups Ajax will be aiming to get back to winning ways when they welcome FC Groningen at the Amsterdam ArenA on Sunday at lunchtime for the second round of the new Eredivisie season. Ajax threw away a one-goal lead following Hakim Ziyech’s goal to succumb to a 2-1 defeat on the road at Heracles. On the other hand, FC Groningen fought back from two-goals down to secure a 3-3 home draw against SC Heerenveen thanks to a brace from Mimoun Mahi and another goal from Lars Veldwijk. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Ajax looked terrible over the past few weeks, while FC Groningen showed some great fighting spirit last weekend. Ajax are undefeated in 20 home meetings with Groningen across all competitions and they should be able to grab all three points here, but I’m also fancying Groningen to find the back of the net.

Both teams to score - Yes at 4/5

Ajax and Over 3.5 goals at 13/10

Ajax saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Ajax saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against FC Groningen

FC Groningen saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against Ajax

AVG Goals

2.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Ajax Form Guide

Ajax Team Logo

Ajax

Won

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
L H

13-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Anderlecht Team Logo Anderlecht

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

19-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

19-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Walsall Team Logo Walsall

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

25-07-2018

Champions League Qualification

Sturm Graz Team Logo Sturm Graz

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

26-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Konyaspor Team Logo Konyaspor

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

01-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

Sturm Graz Team Logo Sturm Graz

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

03-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Wolfsburg Team Logo Wolfsburg

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

07-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

Standard Liege Team Logo Standard Liege

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

11-08-2018

Eredivisie

Heracles Team Logo Heracles

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

Standard Liege Team Logo Standard Liege

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

FC Groningen Form Guide

FC Groningen Team Logo

FC Groningen

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W A

30-06-2018

Club Friendlies

RWE Eemsmond

FT 0 - 16

(HT 0 - 7)

W A

04-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Nieuw Buinen Team Logo Nieuw Buinen

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

07-07-2018

Club Friendlies

't Fean '58

FT 0 - 16

(HT 0 - 6)

W H

13-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Meppen Team Logo Meppen

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

18-07-2018

Club Friendlies

KFC Uerdingen Team Logo KFC Uerdingen

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

FC Emmen Team Logo FC Emmen

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

De Graafschap Team Logo De Graafschap

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

29-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Werder Bremen Team Logo Werder Bremen

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Caen Team Logo Caen

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

12-08-2018

Eredivisie

Vitesse Team Logo Vitesse

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

Ajax Preview

Ajax were stunned by Heracles in the opening round of the new Eredivisie season last weekend as they suffered a 2-1 defeat, although they took the lead just before the hour mark. Furthermore, the Amsterdammers followed this up with another disappointing defeat, as they lost 0-1 at home at the hands of Rosenborg in midweek in the first leg of their Europa League play-offs tie. Prior to this result, they have been knocked out from the Champions League third qualifying round following a 3-3 aggregate draw against Nice. This means that Ajax are now on a six-game winless streak across all competitions and have only won once since their 0-2 loss at the hands of Manchester United in the Europa League final back in May. Conceding has been Ajax’s main issue over the past month, as they have allowed at least two goals in five of their last seven games across all competitions. Their recent home form has let them down also as they have only won once in their last five home fixtures across all competitions. The good news is that the Amsterdammers are undefeated in their 20 home meetings with FC Groningen, winning 18 of these.

Ajax Team News

Norbert Alblas, Mateusz Gorski, Abdelhak Nouri and Indy Groothuizen are all doubts ahead of this tie.

FC Groningen Preview

On the contrary, FC Groningen showed great fighting spirit to fight back from two goals down and to grab a point from their 3-3 home draw against SC Heerenveen last weekend. Ernest Faber’s men have also struggled to keep the ball out of their own net recently, conceding at least two goals in each of their last five games across all competitions. The good news is that Mimoun Mahi is enjoying another solid Eredivisie campaign as he netted a brace last weekend, but the summer signing Lars Veldwijk has also looked sharp going forward. The 25-year-old player joined the club from Kortrijk this summer and he has already found the back of the net on his debut. Groningen have endured a mixed run of form over the past eight months as they have won five, lost six and draw four of their last 15 away games across all competitions. Actually, Groningen have only won two of their last nine away games in the Eredivisie. Head-to-head, Groningen are winless in their last five meetings with Ajax in the Eredivisie, but they managed to hold the Amsterdammers to a 1-1 draw in the most recent game between these two.

FC Groningen Team News

There are no fresh injury concerns for Groningen ahead of this trip.

Ajax Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

FC Groningen Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Ajax vs FC Groningen Sidelined Players

Head to Head
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