Ajax vs Heracles
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 23 November 2019
Kick-off at 18:45 UK / 19:45 CET
Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena (Amsterdam).
Ajax have been too hot to handle for all of their domestic counterparts so far. Given that h2h history here has also been kind to the hosts, it goes without saying that they are likely to breeze past Heracles without breaking much of a sweat.
Ajax vs Heracles Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash here ended in a 1-1 draw.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in three of their previous five matchups.
- Three of their last ten fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- A stalemate has occurred just once in their past ten encounters.
- Heracles have just two wins from their last ten meetings. (W-2, D-2, L-6).
Ajax vs Heracles Prediction
Ajax further extended their lead at the top in their last clash with Utrecht, after the latter failed to reply to the four goals that the hosts slotted. With the reigning champions yet to stumble in their domestic campaign this season, Erik Ten Haag’s men have now built themselves a safe six-point cushion.
The hosts have not put a foot wrong at home either and have recorded maximum points from their last six games here.
On the other hand, Heracles have a lot of catching up to do. The visitors admitted a shock defeat at the hands of rock bottom side Waalwijk in their last clash on the road while at home, they thrashed Venlo with a 6-1 scorecard.
At the moment the guests are sitting seventh in the league, fourteen points adrift of the home side. Furthermore, Heracles have not looked sharp in their outings so far, and have come out on top just twice in their past six. To pile on even more misery, the away side have not secured the bragging rights in any of their last fourteen visits to this venue.
It is also worth mentioning that Ajax have not been shy exerting their sheer dominance on home soil. The home side have won all of their clashes at home by a two-goal margin or more. Meanwhile, Heracles have lost two of their last three trips on the road, with a two-goal deficit.
As such, count on Ajax to make light work of this foe come Saturday. Additionally, the hosts have scored twenty-four goals on home soil this season, which is five more than any of their side at home. And they have done so whilst conceding just once in the process.
With Ajax winning their last two games here by a 4-0 scorecard, it is certainly safe to expect more of the same this weekend.
Ajax vs Heracles Betting tips
Ajax -2, -2.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 3.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).