NEC Nijmegen vs Ajax Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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NEC Nijmegen vs Ajax Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Ajax will look to close the gap at the top of the Eredivisie table when they travel to the Goffertstadion to take on NEC Nijmegen on Saturday night. NEC Nijmegen lost 2-0 on the road at FC Groningen in midweek, with Peter Hyballa’s men conceding a goal in each half. On the other hand, Ajax managed a comfortable 4-1 home victory over AZ Alkmaar thanks to goals from Bertrand Traore, Davinson Sanchez, Lasse Schone and Amin Younes. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT. 

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Betting Predictions and Tips

Ajax should have no problems in picking up all three points in this one, as they are the third best away team in the division, and they are also unbeaten in the last nine visits to the Goffertstadion. Furthermore, they managed to score at least two goals in eight of their last nine trips to the Goffertstadion, so I’m expecting them to score a couple of goals in this one as well.

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Ajax to win and Over 3.5 goals at 13/8

NEC Nijmegen Preview

NEC Nijmegen have only won once in their last eleven games across all competitions while losing ten in the process. NEC head into this tie on the back of a four-game losing run in the Eredivisie, scoring just one goal in the process. This leaves NEC in a perilous position, as they sit in 14th spot with just three points more than the first relegation-placed Excelsior. NEC have struggled to keep the ball out of their own net throughout this Eredivisie campaign, as they hold the second worst defensive record in the division with 54 goals conceded in 29 rounds. Nec have conceded at least once in each of their last eleven games across all competitions. At the other end of the pitch, NEC have scored just 27 goals in 29 league games, including five from their topscorer Jay-Roy Grot. Dario Dumic and Kevin Mayi have also enjoyed a decent Eredivisie campaign, as the pair bagged eight goals and five assists between them. The most interesting fact is that Groningen have enjoyed a strong run of form on the road over the past three months, having lost just one of their last nine away games across all competitions.

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Ajax Preview

On the other hand, Ajax extended their unbeaten streak in the Eredivisie to 13 games in midweek, winning 4-1 at home over AZ Alkmaar. Overall, the Amsterdammers have only lost one of their last 16 games across all competitions, and head into this clash on a five-game undefeated run. Ajax find themselves in second spot in the Eredivisie table, just three points off the current leaders Feyenoord. The Amsterdammers’ performance throughout this Eredivisie campaign was largely based on their solid defence, as they hold the joint-second best defensive record in the division with just 19 goals conceded in 29 rounds. On the road, Ajax have only lost once in their 14 league trips so far this season, and are currently on a six-game unbeaten streak in the Eredivisie. Furthermore, the Amsterdammers are undefeated in their last nine visits to the Goffertstadion, winning seven in the process. Kasper Dolberg and Davy Klaassen have been Ajax’s most dangerous players in front of goal so far this season, as the pair bagged 25 goals and eleven assists between them. Hakim Ziyech has also played a vital part in Ajax’s performances throughout this Eredivisie campaign, helping the team with eight goals and 12 assists in his 25 league appearances.

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NEC Nijmegen Team News

Robin Buwalda is the only doubtful player for NEC Nijmegen ahead of this tie.

Ajax Team News

Davy Klaassen is a doubt, but Kasper Dolberg is back in training following his thigh injury.

NEC Nijmegen scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

NEC Nijmegen saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against Ajax

Ajax scored over 2.5 goals in 6 out of their last 10 games played

Ajax scored over 2.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against NEC Nijmegen

AVG Goals

2.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

NEC Nijmegen Form Guide

NEC Nijmegen Team Logo

NEC Nijmegen

Won

6

Draw

3

Lost

1
D A

28-04-2018

Eerste Divisie

FC Dordrecht Team Logo FC Dordrecht

FT 3 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

10-05-2018

Eredivisie Qualification

FC Emmen Team Logo FC Emmen

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

Eredivisie Qualification

FC Emmen Team Logo FC Emmen

FT 4 - 1

(HT 4 - 1)

W H

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Kayserispor Team Logo Kayserispor

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

17-08-2018

Eerste Divisie

Cambuur Team Logo Cambuur

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

27-08-2018

Eerste Divisie

Jong FC Utrecht Team Logo Jong FC Utrecht

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

31-08-2018

Eerste Divisie

FC Dordrecht Team Logo FC Dordrecht

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

08-09-2018

Eerste Divisie

Roda JC Kerkrade Team Logo Roda JC Kerkrade

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

14-09-2018

Eerste Divisie

Jong PSV Team Logo Jong PSV

FT 4 - 4

(HT 2 - 2)

W A

21-09-2018

Eerste Divisie

Helmond Sport Team Logo Helmond Sport

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

Ajax Form Guide

Ajax Team Logo

Ajax

Won

7

Draw

2

Lost

1
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)

W A

18-08-2018

Eredivisie

VVV-Venlo Team Logo VVV-Venlo

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

22-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

Dynamo Kyiv Team Logo Dynamo Kyiv

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

W H

25-08-2018

Eredivisie

FC Emmen Team Logo FC Emmen

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

28-08-2018

Champions League Qualification

Dynamo Kyiv Team Logo Dynamo Kyiv

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

02-09-2018

Eredivisie

Vitesse Team Logo Vitesse

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

W H

15-09-2018

Eredivisie

FC Groningen Team Logo FC Groningen

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

19-09-2018

Champions League Grp. E

AEK Athens Team Logo AEK Athens

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

23-09-2018

Eredivisie

PSV Eindhoven Team Logo PSV Eindhoven

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

NEC Nijmegen Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.4

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 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.3

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

NEC Nijmegen vs Ajax Sidelined Players

NEC Nijmegen
6 Mikael Dyrestam Injured
Ajax

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Joris Delle 190 84
2 LB Michael Heinloth 176 66
30 CD Frank Sturing 181 76
4 CD Wojciech Golla 182 80
28 RB Lorenzo Burnet 182 80
3 CD Dario Dumic 188 85
8 CM Janio Bikel 174 65
20 CM Mohamed Rayhi 178 76
34 CM Gregor Breinburg 171 70
9 CF Taiwo Awoniyi 181 -
17 CF Jay-Roy Grot 193 93
No. Pos Player M kg
24 GK Andre Onana 190 82
5 CD Davinson Sanchez 187 81
36 CD Matthijs de Ligt 187 80
26 RB Nick Viergever 183 78
3 LB Joel Veltman 182 73
20 CM Lasse Schoene 178 75
10 CM Davy Klaassen 179 70
22 CM Hakim Ziyech 180 70
7 LF David Neres 175 74
9 CF Bertrand Traore 180 71
11 RF Amin Younes 168 70