Cambuur vs Ajax Amsterdam
Cambuur Stadion, Netherlands.
05.02.23 at 14:15
Ajax Amsterdam will make the trip to Cambuur Stadion to face relegation contenders Cambuur for their 20th matchday of the Eredivisie, looking to continue their winning ways by extending their winning streak to two games.
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Sjors Ultee's men are not in good spirits at the moment in the Eredivisie, with the certainty of being relegated looming in their minds. This is due to their erratic performance of late, which has seen them pick up just one win in their last 11 games in the Eredivisie.
Their most recent match against Fortuna Sittard saw them suffer a 2:1 defeat at home, with Mees Hoedemakers being the only goal scorer from their side in that match, breaking the deadlock in the 31st minute of the first half, but his efforts were ultimately futile as his side conceded two late goals in the second half in the space of nine minutes.
Prior to that, they defeated Groningen with a 1:0 victory on the road, ending an 11-game winless streak in which they recorded 7 losses, 2 ties, and only accumulated a paltry 2 points. During that time, they didn't play well defensively, as they only managed to keep two clean sheets, which was a very poor performance on their part.
After a five-year absence, they have only played one season in the Eredivisie, and it appears their future in the top division looks uncertain once more as they are likely to be demoted to the second division. They are currently in 17th place with 12 points in the relegation zone and are only four points from safety.
Sjors Ultee has only one injury concern to be worried about with Robin Maulun out with an injury and will not be available for selection, as are Maxim Gullit and Mimoun Mahi, who have begun to recover from their injuries.
Probable Starting XI
Ruiter; Schmidt, Bergsma, Smand, Bangura; Van Kaam, Paulissen, Hoedemakers; Van Der Water, Breij, Uldrikis
The Sons of the Gods demonstrated their class and quality in their recent road game against Excelsior, recording a 4:1 victory with all four goals scored by different players (Tadic, Klaassen, Kudus, and Rensch), securing all three points.
Prior to that, they salvaged a point against overwhelming underdogs FC Volendam despite having 84% ball possession and 31 shots on goal, seven of which were on target, but could only account for one goal, which was scored late in the game in the 80th minute by Mohammed Kudus.
This resulted in them extending their streak of draws to six games, and it's safe to say that correct-score punters enjoyed themselves as three of those six games ended in a 1:1 score against NEC Nijmegen on the road, Feyenoord on the road, and FC Volendam at home.
In spite of being crowned Eredivisie champions four years in a row, they are currently in fourth place with 37 points, outside the top three. However, if they manage to eke out a victory against Cambuur, they may move up to second place, where they are three points behind.
John Heitinga has a full rooster to choose from as he has no fitness concerns ahead of this game except for Youri Baas, Florian Grillitsch and Ahmetcan Kaplan, who won't make the trip to Leeuwarden.
Probable Starting XI
Rulli; Rensch, Alvarez, Timber, Wijndal; Berghuis, Taylor, Klaassen; Tadic, Bergwijn, Kudus
- Cambuur are currently on a six-match losing streak at home.
- Ajax Amsterdam has not lost a game in their last seven away matches.
- In their last three meetings with Ajax Amsterdam, Cambuur has yet to win.
- The average number of goals scored in a match between Cambuur and Ajax Amsterdam is 4.4.
- When playing at home, Cambuur scores 0.4 goals per game, while Ajax Amsterdam scores 2.4 goals per game when playing away.
Cambuur has won twice in the last 16 meetings; Ajax Amsterdam has won 13 times; and there has been one draw with a goal difference of 50-16 in favor of Ajax Amsterdam.
Expert Betting Tips
Cambuur is well aware that this won't be a simple match as they take on a team that has handed them three straight losses in the Eredivisie. Their last victory over them came in 2016, when they won 2:1 at home. Given their current form, there isn't much else they can hope for other than a disappointing result, which appears to be inevitable.
Ajax Amsterdam did manage to snap their six-match winless streak, during which they only managed to record draws, but their inability to secure victories over relative minnows like Emmen, Vitesse, Volendam, and NEC Nijmegen shocked their supporters because they were unquestionably the favorites to win those games.
At the moment, it's impossible to ignore their explosive offense, which has scored a staggering 24 goals in their last 10 away games in the Eredivisie. However, they haven't been particularly convincing defensively, keeping just two clean sheets, and there is no doubt that they can do better going forward.
There is no doubt that we will be treated to a goal rhapsody in this matchup, as 14 of their last 16 meetings have ended with the total going over. Taking into account that Ajax Amsterdam averages 2.4 goals per game when playing away against a team that concedes 1.7 goals per game when playing at home, we expect a total of over 3 goals to be scored, which should be enough to surface.
- Goals - Over 3 for 1.78
- Both Teams To Score (Yes) for 1.94
- Ajax Amsterdam Corners - Over 6.5 for 1.72