FC Groningen vs Ajax Prediction & Match Preview

FC Groningen vs Ajax
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 26 January 2020
Kick-off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Euroborg (Groningen).

Ajax have easily been the overall best team in the country by a mile, and in spite of a few stumbles in the past few weeks, they still are the team to beat in Netherlands. This Sunday, against the struggling Groningen, it’s really no wonder that the Lancers are heavy favorites.

FC Groningen vs Ajax Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Ajax are on a five-match winning run against this opponent.
  • Groningen failed to score in the former three clashes.
  • 34 of the previous 39 wins went to the Lancers as well.
  • It’s been six years since Ajax have lost at this venue.

FC Groningen vs Ajax Prediction

Groningen were on the road the last match-day, and were held to a 0-0 draw by the newly-promoted Twente.

Elsewhere, Ajax delivered a 2-1 win over Sparta Rotterdam to maintain their six-point lead at the top of the table safe.

This Sunday, in spite of the away handicap, Ajax are easily the favorites. They are the reigning champions, and are on course to defend their title in scintillating fashion. 

They have scored the most number of goals so far this season, 60 from their 19 games, while the next best is just 43 by PSV.

The Lancers have also posted the second-best defensive stats in the league, conceding just 17 goals from their 19 fixtures. 

Moreover, they are also the best team on the road, despite playing one game fewer, and once again have scored the most number of goals in away matches. Also, their sole loss on the road this league campaign had come against the second-placed Alkmaar.

Moreover, Ajax are on a five-match winning run, and were unbeaten in 12 of their last 15 fixtures (of which 11 were wins). 

On the road, they were invincible in 19 of their previous 21 trips, and won four of the past five. Also keep note that team scored a total of 22 goals from their preceding seven road games.

On the other hand, Groningen were winless in eight of their prior eleven overall match-ups, and were so in three of their previous four official games in front of the home crowd. They also had failed to score in two of their former three.

Finally, Ajax are on a five-match winning run against this opponent, and the latest three were wins to nil. They also had recorded 34 of the last 39 h2h wins, and have been unbeaten in such clashes for the past six years.

Considering all these overwhelming pointers, it’s decided that Ajax are the clear favorites this Sunday, and a crushing victory is expected from them.

FC Groningen vs Ajax Betting Tips

  • Ajax -0.5, -1 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Half Time/ Full Time: Ajax/ Ajax @ 2.00 (1/1).