NEC Nijmegen vs. Ajax Amsterdam
Goffertstadion, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
03.12.23 at 16:30
NEC Nijmegen will welcome Ajax Amsterdam to the Goffertstadion in the 14th round of the Eredivisie.
Ajax Amsterdam have been the superior side in this fixture and are favorites with bookmakers to pick up another three-pointer given the sudden resurgence under the guidance of Van't Schip, who's turned the Amsterdamers into a side hungry for success.Claim Your Registration Bonus!
NEC Nijmegen have emerged as the maestro's in the league, a title they share with Excelsior as they held the Go Ahead Eagles to a dramatic 1-1 draw at home to share the spoils.
Behind the curtain, NEC Nijmegen are winless in their six league matches, as a 3-0 triumph over Utrecht on September 23rd has become a distant memory. This followed a subsequent defeat against Vitesse (3-1), triggering a complex narrative that witnessed them record six draws in succession. At home, success has been elusive, going winless in four consecutive matches (D3 L1), casting a shadow of doubt over their prospects of a favorable outcome in this one.
With 8 points collected from 13 matches played, Vitesse are rooted to the bottom of the Eredivisie standings on points with 17th-placed FC Volendam and four points adrift of safety.
Probable Starting XI
Cillessen; Van Rooij, Sandler, Nuytinck, Verdonk; Schone, Proper; Hansen, Mattsson, Baas; Ogawa
In the latest match, Ajax's Europa League hopes came to an end as a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hat-trick saw them succumb to a narrow 4-3 defeat away from home. However, not all is lost, as the Dutch giants could earn themselves a Europa Conference League spot if they manage to beat third-placed AEK Athens in the final group game.
Prior to that, the canvas of mercy remained untouchable in their league match against Vitesse as they romped to a commanding 5-0 triumph, extending their unbeaten run in the league to four matches (W3 D1).
With 15 points collected from 12 matches played with a game in hand, Ajax sit eighth in the Eredivisie standings, three points behind sixth-placed Sparta Rotterdam.
Probable Starting XI
Ramaj; Gaaei, Rensch, Hato, Martha; Tahirovic, Taylor; Berghuis, Hlynsson, Bergwijn; Akpom
- NEC Nijmegen have conceded a goal in twelve of their thirteen matches in the Eredivisie.
- Ajax Amsterdam are currently on a seven-match winless run when playing away in the Eredivisie.
- NEC Nijmegen averages 2.14 goals per game when playing at home, and Ajax Amsterdam averages 1.67 goals per game when playing away.
In the last 49 meetings, NEC Nijmegen have won three times, Ajax Amsterdam have won 35 times, and there have been 11 draws, with the goal difference being 128-30 in favor of Ajax Amsterdam.
Expert Betting Tips
Ajax Amsterdam, who had their momentum punctured in Europe, will be out for redemption as they seek to bounce back to winning ways, and their first stop is the Eredivisie, where they've fared better in recent weeks, going unbeaten in three matches, and given their impressive record over NEC Nijmegen in this fixture, that unbeaten streak is likely to be extended to five matches.
As such, we anticipate the visitors to cruise to a relatively comfortable win by backing them up in the full-time market, given that they have won five of their last six meetings.
- W2 for 1.74
- Corners - Over 10 for 2.00
- Goals - Over 3.5 for 2.09