Ajax vs PSV Eindhoven
Date: Sunday, 02 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:45 UK/ 16:45 CET
Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena (Amsterdam).
With Ajax taking a few hits in the league lately, we can expect a cracker of a match when PSV visits Johan Cruijiff Arena.
- Ajax form: 20 matches – 15 wins – 2 draws – 3 losses – 47 points.
- PSV form: 20 matches – 10 wins – 6 draws – 4 losses – 36 points.
The reigning champions are at the topmost spot aiming for yet another title win in the league. Meanwhile, previous season runners up are a bit behind at the 5th spot in the campaign table.
Ajax vs PSV Eindhoven Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has recorded three of the last five wins in their clashes.
- In their last 8 matches, the team that hosts have stayed unbeaten.
- PSV previously tasted an away win in their 2015 clash.
- Their prior match ended in a 1-1 draw at PSV in 2019.
Ajax vs PSV Eindhoven Match preview
Ajax encountered a surprise defeat in their previous encounter in the league. They were on the road against Groningen and the latter scored the opening two goals stunning the reigning champions. The Jews fought back but couldn’t find an equalizer in the 2-1 clash.
It was their fourth loss in the last ten matches across all major competitions including Champions League. Since the defeat came after four consecutive wins, Erik ten Hag will not be much bothered as they are returning home to face PSV.
PSV took a dip in form recently as they went with just two points in their recent three games. Also, they have marked only one win in their prior seven fixtures in major contests including the Europa League clashes.
In their previous match, PSV faced Twente at home in the Eredivisie. Both teams scored one goal each to share the spoils in the game. With just one of their seventeen attempts finding the back of the net in that clash, Ernest Faber will have second thoughts about his attacking methods.
If Ernest Faber can find a way to bring his strikes to the best use and Ajax can put behind their prior loss and focus in the upcoming match, it will be a close to the final minutes encounter at Johan Cruijiff Arena.
Ajax vs PSV Eindhoven Prediction
The match will certainly offer a wide range of probable options for the punters. Starting off with finding a full-time winner, there is no doubt that Ajax will stand as the favorite to win in the clash. Despite their recent loss, Johan Cruijiff Arena has been their fort in the league.
Ajax has lost only three of their previous 17 home matches in their overall fixtures. Also, two of those losses were in the Champions League clashes facing big teams like Valencia and Chelsea. In the current league, Erik ten Hag’s side is the best home team with nine wins out of ten attempts.
In addition to that, the host will be facing a weaker away side in the clash. Since PSV has been winless in their last ten away fixtures across all major competitions, they pose less threat to the home team.
Thus, it is better to go with Ajax as the probable winners in the match. Also, in the goal area, the punters have some safe bets to go with. Especially the over 2.5 goals will be the best bet as three of their prior four Eredivisie h2h clashes at this venue have produced at least three goals in total.
Also, both teams are in the top part of the league which shows their scoring abilities. Hence, there is likely a chance for both teams to score in the probable high scoring affair.
Ajax vs PSV Eindhoven Betting tips
Ajax to win @ 1.40 (2/5).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).
Both teams to score @ 1.66 (4/6).