Feyenoord vs Ajax
Dutch KNVB Beker
Date: Wednesday, 27 February 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadion Feijenoord (Rotterdam).
Feyenoord will continue their well congested schedule on Wednesday evening when they are to battle Ajax for a place in the KNVB Beker final. Such an important tie comes just three days after a 1-1 draw to PSV away at Philips Stadion.
This is the biggest game in Dutch football and we can definitely expect a huge tension in and around Feijenoord Stadion on the occasion. Stakes will be even higher this time out as the winner advances to the cup final. From this perspective, the match should have a greater importance for the hosts who see the cup as the only way to claim trophy this year. They are third in the Eredivisie standings, but trail as many as 15 points behind leaders PSV after 23 rounds.
Ajax, on the other hand, took advantage of PSV’s 1-1 draw to Feyenoord on Sunday to narrow the gap behind leaders down to just two points. However, you don’t need to question their motivation here as Feyenoord are their biggest rivals in the Netherlands.
Feyenoord vs Ajax: Head-to-head
Ajax were on a streak of four straight wins in De Klassikers, but they suffered a real disaster losing 6-2 in the previous derby played exactly a month ago on the same venue.
Fixing the impression from such defeat should be an additional motivation for de Godenzonen.
Three or more goals were scored in four of past five head to head encounters.
Feyenoord vs Ajax: Prediction
Feyenoord had so many slip-ups against weaker teams so far in the season. However, they proved strength against top-notch sides on multiple occasions, including Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Philips Stadion. Also, van Bronckhorst’s men were almost impeccable in front of the home crowd so far in the season.
They won 13 of last 14 games on the home patch in all competitions. They won 10 of 11 home ties in Eredivisie this term. Ajax bagged five goals in each of last two league wins over NAC Breda and ADO Den Haag.
We will not go with outcome bets here, but both Over 2.50 goals FT and BTTS bets are bankers based on everything written above.
Feyenoord vs Ajax: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.44 (4/9)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.44 (4/9).