Ajax vs Excelsior
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 13th April 2019
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena (Amsterdam).
After what seemed like an eternity, Ajax finally managed to overtake PSV in the league table, though by virtue of goal difference rather than points. Both have posted 71 points on the board, and have five more match-days to deal with. On an exciting, and at the same time terrifying note, Ajax is in the hunt for the treble, whereas PSV is concentrated wholly on the league crown.
There really wouldn’t have been a better time for Ajax to host Excelsior, considering they are in the midst of their Champions League Quarter Finals against Juventus. Excelsior is currently the worst team in the competition, with six losses in a row.
Ajax vs Excelsior Head-to-head (h2h)
- 15 of the last 17 wins belong to Ajax.
- The reverse fixture of this tie, for which Ajax was on the road, saw them winning with a 1-7 scoreline.
- Ajax has a 100% winning record in official games at this venue.
- The last four official encounters at this stadium saw Ajax conceding a total of one goal.
Ajax vs Excelsior Prediction
Ajax has no time to kid around. They played fantastically against Juventus but failed in capitalizing on their chances. Despite being the underdogs, the team managed a draw at home, but the way they dominated the Italians, the score should have been at least 3-0 to the hosts. But, Juve showed to the world why experience is such a great deal when it comes to the biggest matches in the season.
Ajax has to travel to one of the most dreaded venues in Europe, and try and overturn the away goal they conceded. After Real Madrid, they surely do have the quality and mentality to do that. But the squad needs to be well rested. As such, they cannot exert themselves too much against Excelsior.
It helps that Ajax is at home, and is taking on the current worst team in the table. Excelsior is also on a six-match losing streak and had lost the reverse fixture of this tie, at their home, for a 1-7 scoreline. This time around, Ajax has the home advantage.
Ajax will not waste any time at all and will get on top of things right away. Also, they will at no cost concede a goal, and put themselves under pressure. Expect a low-key effort from the hosts, but nonetheless a deserving and dominating win.
Ajax vs Excelsior Betting Tips
Ajax to Win to Nil @ 1.66 (2/3)
The Hosts to Win Both Halves @ 1.60 (3/5).