The best attack and the worst defense are set to square off in the penultimate round of Eredivisie. Ajax have scored 13 goals when they last played VVV.
Ajax have stormed past all domestic rivals this season to clinch their 35th Eredivisie title in some style. They are 14 points clear at the top of the standings with two games left to play.
Erik ten Hag’s troops confirmed to be at a much higher level than the rest of the field as they dominated the competition in all significant parameters.
They bagged 96 goals so far and only a miracle could prevent them from passing the 100-mark in the remaining two outings.
As a matter of fact, Ajax will have a great chance to do so after the penultimate round as they play host to the worst defense in the competition on Thursday afternoon at Johan Cruijff Arena.
Ajax scored nine goals during a run of three successive clean-sheet victories in the last three weeks. The streak involves an impressive 0-3 victory over Feyenoord on Sunday in Rotterdam.
Unlike the hosts who have nothing but records to play for, VVV are in a desperate need for points. They sit second from bottom, being one point below the playoffs and two points shy of the safe zone.
However, VVV can by no means search for salvation points against the champions. Instead, we would not be surprised to see their manager Jos Luhukay even rest some of his key players for the much more important match against direct rivals Emmen in the final round of the season on Sunday afternoon.
Ajax vs VVV-Venlo Head-to-head
- VVV have never been a genuine opposition to Ajax. They have a dreadful record of 0 wins, 2 draws, and 16 losses in the last 18 meetings with the Amsterdam heavyweights.
- We can all still remember the shocking result from the first half of the season when Ajax notched as many as 13 goals against VVV.
- Ajax have scored four or more goals in four of the last five encounters with VVV Venlo.
Ajax vs VVV-Venlo Prediction
This will be a one-way street all the way for the hosts. They might not bag 13 goals once again, but we do expect them to confirm the gulf in quality with a comprehensive lead before the half time.
The hosts are 1.85 to win by at least three goals difference. You can take the higher 2.40 odds for Ajax to win the first half by two or more goals difference.
Ajax vs VVV-Venlo Betting Tips
Ajax to win in -2.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.85 odd
Ajax to win the first half in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.40 odd.
Ajax vs VVV-Venlo
Thursday, 13 May 2021
Kick-off 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena.