Ajax vs Utrecht: Preview and Prediction

Ajax vs Utrecht: Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips

Ajax vs Utrecht
Dutch Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 2nd October, 2016
Kick-off: 11:30 UK
Venue: Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam.

The 8th round of Eredivisie will offer the clash between Ajax and Utrecht. The hosts will obviously be heavy favourites to keep up with the good form and maintain the winning streak against the struggling visitors. Ajax have celebrated seven victories in a row in all competitions. The team led by Peter Bosz finally started to show what the fans had expected before the beginning of the new season in Eredivisie.

The positive run has climbed the team up to the 2nd position in the league standings after seven rounds of the competition, but home team fans are still disappointed because Feyenoord are off to an impeccable start of the campaign, as they are five points clear at the top of the table. Davy Klaasen and Kevin Dolberg have found the right shape, as they bagged nine goals combined so far in the season. Dolberg was also on target against Standard Liege in midweek’s win in Europa League over Standard Liege.

Utrecht were off to an awful start of the campaign. Their defensive line looked terrible at the start of the new season, but the team led by Erik ten Hag celebrated consecutive victories over Twente in KNVB Beker and Sparta Rotterdam in Eredivisie.

Ajax vs Utrecht: Head-to-Head Stats

Ajax failed to win in each of the last three head to head encounters with Utrecht which is something that surely needs to worry their manager Peter Bosz ahead of this Sunday’s clash at Amsterdam Arena. The last match played between the two sides in Dutch capital ended in a 2 – 2 draw in April this year.

Ajax vs Utrecht: Prediction

Ajax strikers have found the right shape just at the right time and there is just no reason not to believe they would score at least two or three goals against Utrecht. The visitors’ defensive line is one of the most vulnerable ones in the competition and the hosts are huge favorites to take three points at their Amsterdam Arena.

Ajax vs Utrecht: Betting Tips

  • Over 2.5 goals in the match at 1.55 (11/20)
  • Ajax -1.5 handicap at 2.00 (1/1).