PSV Eindhoven vs Ajax Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview
Kick Off: 15:45 Hrs
Venue: Philips stadion
Sun 23rd Apr 2017
PSV Eindhoven vs Ajax Match Prediction
Two of the top three teams in the Eredivisie will be facing each other on Sunday afternoon, as PSV Eindhoven welcome Ajax at the Philips Stadion. PSV Eindhoven only managed a 1-1 away draw at ADO Den Haag last weekend, despite the fact that they took the lead in the minute 7 through Davy Propper. On the contrary, Ajax picked up a comfortable 5-1 home victory over SC Heerenveen thanks to goals from Nick Viergever, Matthijs De Ligt, Davy Klaassen, Kasper Dolberg and David Neres. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.
Betting Predictions and Tips
Four of the most recent five meetings between these two sides have seen goals at both ends of the field, and I think this will be the case in this one as well. Furthermore, three of those meetings have ended with at least three goals scored. PSV Eindhoven have scored at least two goals in seven of their last home competitive fixtures, while Ajax have scored at least one goal in nine of their last ten away games across all competitions.
PSV Eindhoven Preview
PSV Eindhoven are currently on a seven-game unbeaten streak in the Eredivisie, but they looked poor in their 1-1 away draw at ADO Den Haag last weekend. This leaves PSV only in third spot in the Eredivisie table with 69 points under their belts after 31 rounds, five points of the second-placed Ajax and seven points of the current leaders Feyenoord. This means that PSV’s main goal at the moment is to secure the second place, so they still have something left to play for until the end of the season. Despite this position in the league table, PSV still hold the joint best defensive record in the division, having conceded just 21 goals in 31 league fixtures. On home soil, PSV are the third best home side in the Eredivisie, having lost just once in their 15 home league fixtures so far this season. The reigning champions are currently on a nine-game winning streak in all competitions at home, scoring at least two goals in seven of these. The bad news is that PSV Eindhoven have only won once in their last five home meetings with Ajax in the Eredivisie while losing three in this term. Gaston Pereiro has been PSV’s most prolific player in front of goal so far this season, as he is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with ten goals in his 27 league appearances.
Ajax managed a 5-1 home win over SC Heerenveen last weekend to extend their unbeaten streak in the Eredivisie to 15 games. However, the Amsterdammers enter the fray low on confidence as they were knocked out from the Europa League quarter-finals in midweek following a penalty shootout defeat at the hands of Schalke 04, despite the fact they won 2-0 at home in the first leg. Prior to this defeat, Ajax were on an eight-game unbeaten streak across all competitions. Peter Bosz’s men currently sit in second spot in the Eredivisie table, just one point of the current leaders Feyenoord. Ajax have been more dangerous in front of goal than their Sunday’s opponents throughout this Eredivisie campaign, as they managed a decent tally of 72 goals in 31 league games. Kasper Dolberg and Davy Klaassen have been Ajax’s most prolific players in front of goal so far this season, as the pair bagged 27 goals and 15 assists between them. Hakim Ziyech has also played a vital part in Ajax’s performances throughout the season, helping the team with nine goals and twelve assists in his 27 league appearances. The most worrying fact is that Ajax have endured a mixed run of form on the road recently, registering two wins, three draws and two defeats in their last seven away games across all competitions.
PSV Eindhoven Team News
Jorrit Hendrix and Remko Pasveer are both doubts, but Nikolai Laursen is out through injury. The good news is that Jetro Willems and Ramon Pascal Lundqvist are both back in training.
Ajax Team News
Daley Sinkgraven and Jairo Riedewald are both doubts ahead of this trip.
Marco van Ginkel
Matthijs de Ligt
|28||CM||Marco van Ginkel||180||67|
|36||CD||Matthijs de Ligt||187||80|