Ajax vs Fortuna Sittard
Date: Sunday, 10 March 2019
Kick-Off at 15:45 UK / 16:45 CET
Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena (Amsterdam).
Ajax earned sympathies from most football enthusiasts across the continent thanks to their best showing of the season on Tuesday evening at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. De Godenzonen came back from a 1-2 home loss in the first leg to knock reigning champions Real Madrid down in the last 16 round of Champions League.
Dusan Tadic enjoyed the best night of his career as his phenomenal assists and a stunning goal made the difference for Dutch runners-up on the evening. Ajax are now back to domestic affairs where they will be motivated to pick up a victory on Sunday afternoon and continue the push for leaders PSV.
The team led by Erik ten Hag are five points shy of champions PSV at the top of the standings, but they have a game in hand as they postponed their league tie with PEC Zwolle last weekend.
Ajax vs Fortuna Sittard: Head-to-head
Ajax were the dominant force in a short history of head to head encounters with Fortuna.
De Godenzonen won 9, drew 2 and lost 4 of 15 meetings with Sittard.
Ajax were particularly dominant in games in Amsterdam where they won five, drew one and lost one of seven against Fortunezen.
Ajax vs Fortuna Sittard: Prediction
The clash with one of league’s heavyweights comes at the worst possible moment for Sittard. They desperately need a confidence-boosting result after a horrendous thread in recent weeks. Nevertheless, it is impossible to imagine one coming here at Johan Cruijff Arena against highly-motivated and red-hot Ajax side.
The visitors conceded as many as 14 goals in last three defeats. They shipped at least four goals in each of matches in the process. It’s a devastating spell of form and we can only see its continuation when Fortuna come face to face with one of the deadliest attacking lines in the division.
This should be a one-way street for Ajax and we expect the hosts to finish the job in the first half of the game.
Ajax vs Fortuna Sittard: Bet Tips
Over 1.5 goals in the first half @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 4.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11).