Ajax vs Groningen
Dutch Eredivisie, Season 2017/18
Date: Sunday, 20th August 2017
Kick off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Amsterdam Arena.
In the 2nd round of the Eredivisie, Ajax is hosting Groningen at the Amsterdam Arena
Not a good pre-season, and not a good start of the season for the capital city team. After being knocked out from the Champions League Qualifications by the underrated Nice, they are trying to enter the competition below. If they are to compete in the Europe League, they need to defeat Rosenburg in the play-offs round. They played the 1st leg at home and still didn’t succeed in winning. The match ended 0 – 1.
As far as the 1st round of the Eredivisie is concerned, that was also a failure. They played away against Heracles and lost 1 – 2.
With one point, they are currently sitting at the 10th place in the league table. They hosted Heerenveen in the season opening match. It ended with a 3 – 3 draw. What is conspicuous when you look at their pre-season is the number of goals per game. They scored on average 3.20 goals at home and as much as 7.50 goals away. Their greatest victory was 0 – 16. Judging by the first game of the season, maybe we should expect the same approach in the upcoming matches.
Ajax vs Groningen: Head to head
Ajax has been dominant in their encounters so far. They won 34 out of total 47 duels. On average, there have been more than three goals per head to head game.
Ajax vs Groningen: Prediction
Ajax need to get back in the saddle, and winning this match could be the boost they need. Nevertheless, Groningen will surely put up a strong resistance, and we can expect an interesting duel with a lot of goals scored.
Ajax vs Groningen: Bet Tips
Ajax to win and 3 or more goals in the match @ 1.57 – William Hill
Both teams to score ‘YES’ @ 1.68 – Unibet