Ajax vs PSV Eindhoven
Netherlands- Super Cup
Date: Saturday, 27 July 2019
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena (Amsterdam).
Ajax hit the headlines last season for making it all the way to the semi-finals of the coveted Champions League with a fairly inexperienced squad. They also made their mark in their domestic campaign and finished at the helm in the table with a three-point advantage and 119 goals in the bag.
However, two of their prized possessions, Frankie De Jong in midfield and Matthijs De Ligt in defense have parted ways with the club for greener pastures and will be a void that the home team will have to deal with in the new season.
PSV came in second behind the hosts on the table and had the best defensive record of the lot, by conceding as few as twenty-six goals in their entire season. The visitors have also been hit hard by the transfer window, with the club’s top scorer in the previous season Luuk de Jong, signing for Sevilla.
The home team’s success in the league and the KNVB Cup meant that the Super Cup would be contested with Eredivisie runners-up PSV. With the new season just around the corner, we can expect both the sides to settle for nothing less than the win.
Ajax vs PSV Eindhoven Head to head (h2h)
- PSV have registered three wins in their last five h2h clashes.
- Four of those five meetings have seen more three or more goals on the scoresheet.
- Only one out of the last five ties have seen both teams score.
- PSV have kept three clean sheets in their last five matchups, while Ajax have just one.
Ajax vs PSV Eindhoven Prediction
The hosts were a force to reckon with, not just in their domestic league, but across Europe. They kept creating chances throughout the game and amassed quite a few number of goals in the process.
Ajax were undefeated on home soil in the entire season. Seventy of their 119 goals came from their games at home, so there can be very little doubt as to whether they will be getting their names on the scoresheet on Saturday.
PSV fared well in their campaign, but the absence of De Jong upfront will surely work against them in this tie. Additionally, they have failed to pick up a win against the home team in their last three games at this venue.
Considering that both the sides were the two best offensive teams in the league, expect them to find the back of the net without fail. However, with home advantage under their belt, Ajax are more than certain to do just enough to come out on top in this one.
Ajax vs PSV Eindhoven Betting tips
Full time result: Ajax @ 1.83 (5/6)
Both teams to score @ 1.50 (1/2).