SC Heerenveen vs Ajax Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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SC Heerenveen vs Ajax Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

SC Heerenveen will be aiming to continue their tremendous start to the new Eredivisie campaign when they welcome Ajax at the Abe Lenstra Stadion on Sunday at lunchtime. SC Heerenveen fought back from one-goal down to secure a 1-2 away win at Willem II last weekend thanks to goals from Stijn Schaars and Yuki Kobayashi. Ajax, on the other hand, lost 1-2 at home at the hands of Vitesse last time out in the Eredivisie, with their consolation goal being scored by Nick Viergever with just seven minutes to go. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news, match stats and odds all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Ajax are still huge favourites to win here despite the recent struggle. They hold an impeccable head-to-head record over Heerenveen, but the hosts have been in fantastic shape at home over the past two months, so I’m backing them to secure a positive result in this one. I’m also expecting goals at both sides have been involved in high-scoring affairs of late.

Heerenveen or Draw (1x Double Chance) at odds 5/4

Over 2.5 goals at odds 3/5

SC Heerenveen saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played

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

Ajax saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Ajax scored over 2.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against SC Heerenveen

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

SC Heerenveen Form Guide

SC Heerenveen Team Logo

SC Heerenveen

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
L A

11-03-2018

Eredivisie

Ajax Team Logo Ajax

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

17-03-2018

Eredivisie

FC Utrecht Team Logo FC Utrecht

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

01-04-2018

Eredivisie

Heracles Team Logo Heracles

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

08-04-2018

Eredivisie

FC Groningen Team Logo FC Groningen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

14-04-2018

Eredivisie

VVV-Venlo Team Logo VVV-Venlo

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

17-04-2018

Eredivisie

ADO Den Haag Team Logo ADO Den Haag

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

29-04-2018

Eredivisie

NAC Breda Team Logo NAC Breda

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

06-05-2018

Eredivisie

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

09-05-2018

Europa League Playoff

FC Utrecht Team Logo FC Utrecht

FT 4 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

12-05-2018

Europa League Playoff

FC Utrecht Team Logo FC Utrecht

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Ajax Form Guide

Ajax Team Logo

Ajax

Won

7

Draw

0

Lost

3
L A

04-03-2018

Eredivisie

Vitesse Team Logo Vitesse

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

11-03-2018

Eredivisie

SC Heerenveen Team Logo SC Heerenveen

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

18-03-2018

Eredivisie

Sparta Rotterdam Team Logo Sparta Rotterdam

FT 2 - 5

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

01-04-2018

Eredivisie

FC Groningen Team Logo FC Groningen

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

08-04-2018

Eredivisie

Heracles Team Logo Heracles

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

15-04-2018

Eredivisie

PSV Eindhoven Team Logo PSV Eindhoven

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

19-04-2018

Eredivisie

VVV-Venlo Team Logo VVV-Venlo

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W H

29-04-2018

Eredivisie

AZ Alkmaar Team Logo AZ Alkmaar

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

06-05-2018

Eredivisie

Excelsior Team Logo Excelsior

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

11-05-2018

Club Friendlies

Al Ahly Team Logo Al Ahly

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

SC Heerenveen Preview

Heerenveen have had an incredible start to the season, drawing two and winning five of their opening seven competitive fixtures. They drew against Groningen and Heracles in the opening two rounds of the season, but since then they have won each of their last five competitive games. They progressed into the KNVB Beker Cup round of 32 following a 1-2 away win at Excelsior a fortnight ago and followed this up with another 1-2 victory on the road at Willem II in the Eredivisie at the weekend. Heerenveen have been impressive in the final third over the past month, having scored two goals in each of their last six games across all competitions. Their recent home form has also been solid as they have won four and draw one of their last five home fixtures across all competitions, scoring at least two goals in four of these. The bad news is that Heerenveen are winless in their last eight home meetings with Ajax in the Eredivisie, conceding at least two goals in seven of these. Morten Thorsby is the team’s topscorer with four goals under his belt, while Denzel Dumfries has helped the team with an amazing tally of five assists in his six league appearances.

SC Heerenveen Team News

Warner Hahn is still missing through a shoulder injury ahead of this game.

Ajax Preview

Ajax’s four-game unbeaten run across all competitions ended last weekend as they suffered a narrow 1-2 home loss at the hands of Vitesse. Prior to this result, they only drew 1-1 away at ADO Den Haag in the Eredivisie, but picked up a comfortable 0-5 victory on the road at Scheveningen in the KNVB Beker Cup. This leaves Ajax on a disappointing 7th spot in the Eredivisie table with ten points under their belts after six rounds, already five points adrift of the current leaders PSV Eindhoven. The only good news is that the Amsterdammers still have a decent defence despite the recent struggle, having conceded just six goals in the opening six league games. They can count on their recent away form as they have won two and draw one of their last three competitive away fixtures. Head-to-head, Ajax are undefeated in the last 16 meetings with Heerenveen in the Eredivisie since a 0-1 home loss back in January 2009. Furthermore, Ajax have kept a clean sheet in each of their most recent three meetings with Heerenveen in the league. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Hakim Ziyech have been Ajax’s most prolific players in front of goal so far this season, as the pair bagged six goals and four assists between them.

Ajax Team News

Mateusz Gorski, Matthijs de Ligt, Abdelhak Nouri and Norbert Alblas are all doubts ahead of this trip.

SC Heerenveen Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

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

SC Heerenveen vs Ajax Sidelined Players

Head to Head
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