Fortuna Sittard vs Ajax
Date: 6 August 2022, Saturday
Kick-off at 15:30 UK / 16:30 CET
Venue: Fortuna Sittard Stadion (Sittard).
Defending Eredivisie champions Ajax will start the season on Saturday afternoon with the away clash against Fortuna Sittard.
Although Fortuna barely avoided relegation last time out only thanks to a run of three wins in the last five rounds, they will represent a serious test for this new Ajax squad on the opening day.
There are several things fort such reasoning. First of all, Ajax lost several key players from the previous term, including the top scorer Sebastian Haller, talented center-back Lisandro Martinez, and midfielder Ryan Gravenberch.
It will be very interesting to see whether the likes of Steven Bergwijn, Owen Wijndal, and Calvin Bassey will do enough to replicate the successes of the aforementioned likes from the last season.
Secondly, Ajax conceded five goals in a tough 3-5 defeat to PSV in the last weekend’s Dutch Super Cup. New manager Alfred Schreuder will face a huge challenge in an attempt to fill in the shoes of Erik ten Hag who exchanged Amsterdam for Manchester this summer.
On the other side, Fortuna Sittard are expected to do much better this season than last, namely because of a fantastic job they have done in the summer transfer window.
The hosts will be stronger for the likes of Burak Yilmaz, Inigo Cordoba, and Rodrigo Guth, three top-notch signings across all positions.
Fortuna Sittard vs Ajax Head-to-head
- Tradition is absolutely on Ajax’s side.
- The visitors have won all of the previous seven meetings with Fortuna Sittard.
- Ajax netted at least five goals in four of the last five encounters against Fortuna Sittard.
Fortuna Sittard vs Ajax Prediction
Ajax are huge favorites against any team in the domestic league apart from PSV or Feyenoord. However, new coach Schreuder will obviously need some time to settle down in Amsterdam because the team did not look good at all defensively in the pre-season, especially in the last weekend’s Super Cup tie.
This is why we like the Both Teams To Score as the main betting option at the 1.80 odds. You can also try with Fortuna Sittard not to lose by two or more goals difference at the odds of 2.35.
Fortuna Sittard vs Ajax Betting Tips
Both Teams To Score @ 1.80
Fortuna Sittard +1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.35 odd.