VVV-Venlo vs Ajax Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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VVV-Venlo vs Ajax Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

The newcomers Venlo will look to extend their impeccable start to the new Eredivisie season when they welcome Ajax at the Seacon Stadion De Koel on Sunday at lunchtime. Venlo picked up a 1-2 victory on the road at FC Twente last weekend thanks to two first-half goals from Vito van Crooy and Jerold Promes. Meanwhile, Ajax won 3-1 at home over FC Groningen thanks to goals from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Hakim Ziyech and Lasse Schone. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Ajax’s recent form has been awful, but the good news is that they have been scoring goals for fun in this term. Venlo have also been involved in two high-scoring affairs in this early part of the season, so it should be a goal fest here.

Both teams to score - Yes and Over 2.5 goals at 10/11

Asian Handicap +1.5 on Venlo at 4/6

VVV-Venlo saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

VVV-Venlo 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 have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 10 games against VVV-Venlo

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

VVV-Venlo Form Guide

VVV-Venlo Team Logo

VVV-Venlo

Won

1

Draw

2

Lost

7
D A

04-03-2018

Eredivisie

PEC Zwolle Team Logo PEC Zwolle

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

10-03-2018

Eredivisie

Excelsior Team Logo Excelsior

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

17-03-2018

Eredivisie

PSV Eindhoven Team Logo PSV Eindhoven

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

01-04-2018

Eredivisie

FC Twente Team Logo FC Twente

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

Eredivisie

Sparta Rotterdam Team Logo Sparta Rotterdam

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

14-04-2018

Eredivisie

SC Heerenveen Team Logo SC Heerenveen

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

19-04-2018

Eredivisie

Ajax Team Logo Ajax

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

29-04-2018

Eredivisie

Roda JC Kerkrade Team Logo Roda JC Kerkrade

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

06-05-2018

Eredivisie

FC Utrecht Team Logo FC Utrecht

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

18-05-2018

Club Friendlies

SV Panningen

FT 1 - 5

(HT 0 - 5)

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)

VVV-Venlo Preview

The newly-promoted Venlo had an impeccable start to the new Eredivisie season, registering back-to-back wins over Sparta Rotterdam and FC Twente in the opening two league fixtures. This leaves Venlo on an unexpected 4th spot in the standings tied on six points with 4 other fteams. Venlo have looked very well-organized at both ends of the field throughout this early part of the season, scoring five goals and conceding just once in two games. Vito van Crooy has been Venlo’s most dangerous player in front of goal in this early part of the campaign, helping the team with two goals and one assist in two league appearances. Venlo can count on their home form ahead of this clash as they have only lost three of their last 19 home fixtures across all competitions and are currently on a three-game unbeaten run. The bad news is that Venlo are winless in five home meetings with Ajax in the Eredivisie, conceding at least two goals in each of these. Actually, Venlo have failed to win a single game in their ten meetings with Ajax, losing eight in the process.

VVV-Venlo Team News

There are no fresh injury concerns for Venlo ahead of this tie.

Ajax Preview

Ajax’s recent form has been terrible as they have only won once in their last eight games across all competitions. They kicked off the new Eredivisie season with a 2-1 defeat at Heracles, but bounced back with a 3-1 home win over FC Groningen last weekend, which was the club’s first victory under the guidance of their new coach Marcel Keizer. The bad news is that Ajax were knocked out of the Europa League play-offs by Rosenborg in midweek, after they managed to reach the final of the competition last season. Furthermore, Ajax have struggled for consistency on the road over the past five months, having won just two of their last twelve away games across all competitions. They are currently on a three-game winless streak on the road, conceding at least two goals in two of these. The Amsterdammers should still be confident ahead of this tie though, as they have never lost a game against Venlo and have scored at least two goals in nine of the last ten meetings with the minnows. Hakim Ziyech has been Ajax’s most dangerous player in front of goal so far this season, helping the team with two goals and one assist in his two league appearances.

Ajax Team News

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

VVV-Venlo Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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

VVV-Venlo vs Ajax Sidelined Players

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