RKC Waalwijk vs. Ajax Amsterdam
Mandemakers Stadion, Waalwijk, Netherlands.
30.09.23 at 22:00
RKC Waalwijk will welcome Ajax Amsterdam to the Mandemakers Stadion in the seventh round of the Eredivisie.
RKC Waalwijk will be looking to get a slice of the pie off their opponents in this encounter, who have been inconsistent since the start of the season by scoring themselves a point or maximum, though a ten-match losing streak doesn't look promising.
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Waalwijk have done right by their fans, who not long ago were not shy of expressing their discontent towards them after picking up losses in their opening four matches of the 2023–24 Eredivisie campaign.
Henk Fraser has led his side to a two-match winning streak in the league. Their first victim to fall to their sword was Vitesse, who recorded a 2-0 triumph on the road.
This was later followed by a shock 1-0 win against FC Twente at home, courtesy of a late Filip Stevanović goal. They have taken six points from a possible 18, and while they will be out to make it three wins in a row, they take on an opposing side that has dominated them in past meetings.
They currently occupy 13th place with 6 points in the standings, three points ahead of the relegation playoffs, and are three points behind 7th place.
Probable Starting XI
Vaessen; Lelieveld, Adewoye, Van Den Buijs, Meijers; Roemeratoe, Oukili, Cleonise, Niemeijer, Bakkali; Kramer
Since his appointment, Maurice Steijn has only been able to muster one win from the opening four of the 2023–24 Eredivisie campaign, and he has seen the pressure mount as Ajax Amsterdam's director of football, Sven Mislintat, expressed his keenness to drop the axe on him.
De Klassieker against Feyenoord was a chance at redemption to turn the tables around; however, being three goals down going into the second half saw their fans express their anger towards their poor performance by disrupting the match, though they did continue where they left off four days later, with the result concluding in a 4-0 defeat.
The Dutch giants are currently on a four-match winless run, picking up two losses and two draws, and a turnaround in form is definitely needed moving forward.
Due to a horror start to the season, they find themselves languishing in 14th place with 5 points in the standings, two points ahead of the relegation playoffs, and thirteen points behind first place.
Probable Starting XI
Gorter; Rensch, Sutalo, Hato, Sosa; Vos, Taylor, Van Den Boomen; Berghuis, Brobbey, Forbs
In the last 48 meetings, RKC Waalwijk have won 1 time, Ajax Amsterdam have won 41 times, and there have been 6 draws, with the goal difference being 136-30 in favor of Ajax Amsterdam.
Expert Betting Tips
Ajax Amsterdam know that they have to put in a more convincing display in this one due to their floundering performance that has seen them languishing at the bottom of the table, two points ahead of the relegation zone. Anything other than a win in this one will see the pressure pile on Maurice Steijn, who is on the verge of being shown the door.
At the moment, Ajax Amsterdam are not a side that can be fully trusted to step up to the plate, and their opponents in this clash have all the necessary equipment at their disposal to turn this into an entertaining affair. As such, betting on both teams to find the back of the net combined with the total over 2.5 goals should surface, as has been the case in three of their last six meetings.
- Both Teams To Score + Goals - Over 2.5 for 1.72
- Handicap - RKC Waalwijk +0.5 for 2.33
- Total - Over 3 for 1.65