Ajax vs Utrecht
Date: Thursday, 22 April 2021
Kick-Off at 17.45 UK
Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam.
Ajax will host Utrecht in a match that was postponed back in Gameweek 21 in a lone Eredivisie game on Thursday afternoon at Johan Cruijff Arena.
After this match, no teams in Dutch top flight will have a game in hand on the rest of the playing field. De Godenzonen had several very busy and stressful days in the last week.
They first got eliminated from UEFA Europa League after playing a 1-1 draw to Roma seven days at Stadio Olimpico. They then bounced back on Sunday, beating Vitesse 2-1 thanks to a last-gasp winner from David Neres to clinch the KNVB Beker title. Ajax have thus won only their second cup trophy in this decade.
Erik ten Hag’s troops will thus most likely end the season with a double crown. They have all but secured another Eredivisie title. They are 11 points clear off the second-placed PSV. The gap could go to 14 points if they beat Utreg here.
Ajax vs Utrecht Head-to-head
- Utrecht stood on Ajax’s way to the mentioned Dutch Cup title this season. The two sides met each other in the second round of the competition when De Godenzonen celebrated a 5-4 victory in one of the most spectacular games of the entire season.
- Ajax have previously seen off Utreg 0-3 on the road when the teams locked horns in the league.
- De Godenzonen won six of the last seven encounters with Utrecht, netting at least three goals in each of these victories.
Ajax vs Utrecht Prediction
Utrecht hold the 7th position in the league ladder at the moment. They will not enter this tie in the highest of spirits after losing 1-2 to Feyenoord in their previous game. As it happened eleven days ago, we can say that Rene Hake’s men should be much more rested and prepared for this affair than ten Hag’s troops. Also, Utrecht are on a phenomenal streak of results on the road as they won five on the bounce away from home in the league.
Of course, we can’t consider Utreg as favourites here by any means, but we certainly do expect them to find the back of the net past Ajax. Home win & Both Teams To Score thus looks like a great betting option at the odds of 2.50. We will alternatively back the Over 3.5 goals FT bet at the 1.90 odds.
Ajax vs Utrecht Bet Tips
Ajax to win & Both Teams To Score @ 2.50
Over 3.5 goals FT @ 1.90.