Ajax vs FC Groningen
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 28 September 2019
Kick-off at 18:45 UK / 19:45 CET
Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena (Amsterdam).
Ajax have hit the ground running and there can be no surprises there. The squad forced PSV to share the spoils with them in their last trip on the road and have not been showing any signs of slowing down at home either.
On the other hand, FC Groningen have only just brought a dismal five-game winless run to a halt last week, with a 2-0 victory over Zwolle at home. The visitors have already tasted defeat three times so far, two of which was on the road.
It goes without saying that the away side are yet to get into their groove. With Ajax being at their best in their own backyard, FC Groningen will have to brace themselves as they could be in for a very one-sided defeat.
Ajax vs FC Groningen Head to head (h2h)
- Nine of the last ten meetings have swung in favor of Ajax.
- Their previous encounter finished in a 1-0 loss for FC Groningen.
- Half of their past ten clashes have seen goals down either end.
- FC Groningen have not kept a clean sheet in their last six games, while Ajax have managed one thrice.
Ajax vs FC Groningen Prediction
First and foremost, FC Groningen have not been a force to reckon with in their trips on the road and have already stumbled in one of their outings. Furthermore, the away side have never got the better of Ajax in any of their previous visits to this venue, and have admitted defeat in twenty-one of their last twenty-two trips here.
Taking into account that the hosts have led at half time in each of their past five clashes here in a running, by all means, expect Ajax to be on top at the break and to come away with all three points at the last blast of the whistle.
Additionally, the home team have found the back of the net three times in each of their previous two clashes here with this foe. With Erik Ten Haag’s men racking up the goals tally in their recent home games as well, a high scoring clash is definitely in the reckoning this week.
Ajax vs FC Groningen Betting Tips
Half time/ Full time: Ajax @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 3.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).