Ajax vs Emmen
2018-19 Dutch Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 25 August 2018
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Johan Cruyff Arena (Amsterdam).
Ajax grabbed their first victory in the new season last weekend, they went on to win Dynamo Kiev in the midweek Champions League game.
Emmen are playing their first top flight football in Dutch league, they kicked of the season with a win over ADO Den Haag. Last week, they fell to a huge 4-1 defeat at the hands of AZ Alkmaar.
Ajax have been in a good form in this new season, though they drew the first game against Heracles. They coming from a morale boosting Champions league win against Dynamo Kyiv. This came after they defeated Venlo with just a lone goal.
Ajax dominated the Venlo game having 69% overall possession and had 10 shots on target. However, they waited late in the game to claim victory. A spot kick for a foul on Huntelaar did the trick for Ajax as Tadic converted it neatly. With their main rivals still with 100% record, Ajax already has some catching up to do early this season.
Emmen failed to follow up with their good start to the season as they failed to get any point in their first Eredivisie home game. Emmen went a goal down but replied just 2 minutes after conceding, but they later went 3-1 down before the break.
The goal was still looking alive to Emmen fans until Idrissi killed the game in the 71st minute handing AZ their 4th goal of the game.
Statistically, Emmen were the better side with 7 shots against AZ’s 6 and had 48% overall possession. However, the score board says otherwise and we still don’t see them winning against Ajax at Amsterdam.
Ajax vs Emmen: Head to Head
There are no competitive meetings between the two sides but they have met twice in a friendly game. Ajax have won the two friendly games and have kept clean sheets in both games.
Ajax vs Emmen: Prediction
Ajax are strong favorites in this game and we expect them to dominate the game. We are backing Ajax to win this game and also keep a clean sheet in the game.
Ajax vs Emmen: Bet Tips
Ajax to win to nil at 2.00 (1/1)
HT/FT – Ajax/Ajax @ 5/11 (1.45) odd.