Head to head
There’s a huge clash in the Dutch Eredivisie on Sunday, as defending champions Feyenoord Rotterdam play host to Ajax Amsterdam. Read the match predictions to find out why a draw is the betting tip at De Kuip. Both sides are level on 16 points a piece but trail early leaders PSV Eindhoven by 5 and will be eager to close the gap.
Feyenoord vs Ajax Preview
Feyenoord have three injuries to contend with ahead of this potentially crucial encounter. Former Ajax goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer is among the casualties, along with Jan-Arie van der Heijden and Eric Botteghin. Giovanni van Bronckhorst is expected to keep changes to a minimum and continue with a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Ajax have a clean bill of health for this trip to face their arch-rivals. Daley Sinkgraven will be begging Marcel Keizer for a place in the starting lineup but the head coach is expected to roll out the same XI that played last weekend. That will mean veteran striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar being the focus of their attack. £20 pays £70 on the draw at Betfred
Team Predictions Feyenoord vs Ajax
Inter 4-2-3-1 formation: Handanovic; Dalbert, Miranda, Skriniar, D’Ambrosio; Vecino, Valero; Perisic, Mario, Candreva; Icardi
Milan 3-5-2 formation: Donnarumma; Romagnoli, Bonucci, Musacchio; Rodriguez, Kessie, Biglia, Bonaventura, Borini; Suso, Silva
Feyenoord vs Ajax Betting Tips
- Feyenoord have won 4 drawn 1 and lost 5 of their last 10 matches
- Ajax have won 6 drawn 1 and lost 3 of their last 10 matches
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Feyenoord have scored an average of 1.7 goals and conceded an average of 1.4 goals per game
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Ajax have scored an average of 2.5 goals and conceded an average of 0.9 goals per game
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Feyenoord’s previous 10 matches
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Ajax’s previous 10 matches Back Under 2.5 Goals with 888Sport
Feyenoord vs Ajax Prediction
As impressive as Feyenoord were at winning the title last season, it’s been hit and miss for them so far in this campaign. Take their last three matches for example; an impressive 0-4 win away at AZ Alkmaar followed by a drab 0-0 draw to PEC Zwolle and then a 1-2 home defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions league last time out.
Ajax had a slow start but are in the goalscoring groove and head to Rotterdam in pretty good heart. Their last two matches were 4-0 victories, away to Heerenveen and at home to Sparta Rotterdam. Ajax are undefeated in 34 of their last 38 Eredivisie matches.
The last four ‘Klassiker’ meetings at this venue have produced Under 2.5 Goals and this could go the same way. The last two of those ended 1-1 and the smart money is on a draw here, with neither side wanting to over-commit.
Free Betting Tips
DRAW at 5/2 with Betfred
UNDER 2.5 GOALS at 13/12 with 888Sport
Correct Score Prediction
DRAW 1-1 at 13/2 with William Hill