Go Ahead Eagles vs Ajax Amsterdam
De Adelaarshorst, Deventer, Netherlands.
02.04.23 at 13:15
Go Ahead Eagles face a difficult test as they welcome a formidable Ajax Amsterdam to the De Adelaarshorst for their 27th round of the Eredivisie.
Will Go Ahead Eagles have enough strength to escape defeat at home against John Heitinga's men, or will they cause an upset and record a shocking result?
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Go Ahead Eagles
Being labeled as underdogs in their away match against FC Utrecht didn't bode well with them, given that they were the side that gave Michael Silberbauer's men a run for their money in their reverse fixture, holding them to a 2:2 draw at home, with Sylla Sow equalizing for his side in the dying embers of the game.
Rekindling the same fighting spirit, they eked out a 2:1 win on the road after holding them to a 1:1 draw in the first half, which lasted almost the entire game until fresh off the bench Willum Þór Willumsson gifted his team a crucial lead in the dying minutes of the game, crushing their opponents' chances of setting up a comeback.
This ended their six-game winless streak in all competitions when playing away, which included one draw and five losses. They have kept up their solid form at home, losing four of their twelve away games while winning four and tying four.
They presently sit in 11th place with 29 points, 8 points clear of the relegation playoffs, while their bid for 10th place is hampered by a three-point deficit.
There are no new injuries to report for Go Ahead Eagles ahead of this clash.
Probable Starting XI
Lange; Deijl, Amofa, Fontan, Oppegard; Adekanye, Idzes, Rommens, Edvardsen; Stokkers, Lidberg
Ajax Amsterdam welcomed Feyenoord to the Johan Cruijff ArenA in round 26 of the Eredivisie with hopes of snatching a win and closing the point gap in what was a highly entertaining and intense De Klassieker game between two giants, but unfortunately this time around home advantage didn't play a crucial role for them as they were defeated 3:2.
However, they had been on an imperious run of form, winning seven straight games and going unbeaten in thirteen, and this was John Heitinga's first loss in the Eredivisie since taking over from former manager Alfred Schreuder, who was sacked after a string of poor results.
And that defeat will not deter him from accomplishing much more this season, as the board has placed much-needed trust in him to see out the rest of the season in command. With only one loss in their 13 away games recording nine wins and three draws, it's safe to say they've been a force to be reckoned with when on the road.
They are currently in second place with 55 points, six points behind table leaders Feyenoord, and it appears that their bid for a third straight championship will be now more about uncertainty than certainty if a drop of points is witnessed.
Ajax Amsterdam have undoubtedly suffered a setback as they will take to the field without winger Steven Bergwijn, who is doubtful for this match.
Aside from that, John Heitinga has a complete roster of healthy players to choose from.
Probable Starting XI
Rulli; Sanchez, Timber, Bassey, Wijndal; Berghuis, Alvarez, Taylor; Kudus, Brobbey, Tadic
- Since the beginning of 2023, the Go Ahead Eagles have only lost one of their four home contests.
- Ajax Amsterdam is presently on a four-match winning streak in the Eredivisie when playing away.
- In their five home games, Go Ahead Eagles have only maintained two clean sheets.
- When playing at home, Go Ahead Eagles averages 1.58 goals per game, while Ajax Amsterdam averages 2.69 goals per game when playing away.
In the last 17 meetings, Go Ahead Eagles have won once, Ajax Amsterdam have won 14 times, and there have been two draws, with Ajax Amsterdam winning by a goal differential of 49-7.
Expert Betting Tips
Ajax Amsterdam would have been in first place during this time period, keeping a safe distance between themselves and their rivals in the standings, but the season this time around has been highly competitive and their previous wobbles have definitely haunted them, but that shouldn't deter them from bouncing back with a convincing win here as their race for first place is far from over.
With that said, expect a routine win for the Eredivisie giants in what could turn out to be an entertaining encounter, but for the main forecast goals must be taken into account, which makes backing Ajax Amsterdam to score an individual total of over 2.5 goals a sound pick given that the total has exceeded in three of their last seven meetings with Go Ahead Eagles, as well as three of their last five away matches in the Eredivisie.
- Total 2 - Over 2.5 for 2.22
- Both Teams To Score - Yes for 1.84
- Corners - Under 11 for 1.84