Ajax vs Heerenveen
Netherlands – KNVB Cup.
Date: Thursday, 24th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena (Amsterdam).
These two clubs have a rich history between and they will meet yet again, this time in the KNVB Cup on Thursday.
Ajax has come back strong in the league reducing the point difference with PSV by just 2 points. In their last 5 competitive games, they won 3 and are unbeaten in the last 20 matches. Their only loss in the league came against the toppers and current champions PSV.
Over 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of their recent 5 matches in all competitions. Three of their previous 5 matches at home were victories, as they scored 2 or more goals in all those games. Being one of the top scoring teams in entire Europe this season, the Fean are in for a long night for sure.
Heerenveen has to put up a stellar display if they are to defeats or draw the hosts who are in blistering form. They are just the opposite of their opponents for Thursday in terms of form. The Super Frisians are mid-table in the league and even though they are good at scoring defense has conceded more than they have scored all season.
With easy wins over teams in lower leagues, they were fortunate enough to reach the quarter finals of the Cup. But most likely it will end here at Amsterdam against the giants.
Ajax have been dominating these opponents for over a decade, so naturally, we can expect the hosts to win comfortable and progress to the semi-finals.
Ajax vs Heerenveen: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Jews have been unbeaten in over 10 h2h matches against these opposition across all venues.
- Heerenveen previously won a game back in January 2009.
- The last 5 h2h matches between them had over 2.5 goals on the trot.
- Ajax have scored 4 or more goals in all those previous 5 games between them.
- The hosts have won 4 of the last 5 meetings between them at this ground.
- All 6 recent games between them at this venue had more than 2.5 goals.
- “Sons of the Gods” scored 3 or more goals in all those 6 matches in front of their home fans.
Ajax vs Heerenveen: Prediction
In the last 5 h2h matches between these two sides at this venue, the score had over 3.5 goals in total. Since the previous 4 home matches for the hosts also had a similar score we can bet on a score with over 3.5 goals with 1.56 odds.
The last away match of Heerenveen was against this same opposition in the league. That game ended with a 4-4 score in the same week. In 8 of the last 9 h2h matches here also, we saw both teams scoring. So we can place our money on both sides scoring with 1.90 odds.
Ajax vs Heerenveen: Betting Tips
Over 3.5 goals @ 1.56 (5/9).
Both teams to score @ 1.90 (9/10).