SC Heerenveen vs Ajax
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Saturday, 7 March 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Abe Lenstra Stadion (Heerenveen).
Ajax have been the best team in the competition bar none. But at present their place at the top is under attack by Alkmaar, and the defending champions have no option but to deliver a statement-making win against Heerenveen.
SC Heerenveen vs Ajax Head-to-head (h2h)
- Ajax had won 18 of the prior 22 match-ups, and the remaining four were draws.
- Heerenveen conceded a total of 28 goals from the last seven encounters.
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 4-1 win for Ajax.
- The visitors are on a five-match winning run at this stadium.
- Heerenveen had failed to score in the past four games at this stadium.
SC Heerenveen vs Ajax Prediction
Heerenveen won 2-3 on the road the prior game-week, against Twente. While they did win, the fact that they conceded two goals against a newly-promoted team, is a bit concerning for fans.
Meanwhile, Ajax lost 0-2 at home against Alkmaar. With the win, Alkmaar got level in terms of points with Ajax, and with the kind of form they are showing, AZ will probably keep winning. Ajax are now forced to win each one of their remaining fixtures, if they hope to defend their title.
It helps that Ajax have been the best team in the country for quite some time now. They are also the defending champions, and still are at the top of the table. In addition, they have so far scored the most number of goals in the league, and have conceded the second-fewest.
On the other hand, the last league win for Heerenveen had come back in the first week of December, and the last Eredivisie victory at home had come back in November. Most importantly, they had lost the reverse fixture, and in fact the last they won against this opponent was back in 2009.
Furthermore, Ajax had won 18 of the past 22 h2h clashes (remaining 4 were draws), and scored a total of 28 goals from the prior seven meetings. At this venue, the title-holders are on a five-game winning run, and have not conceded in the last four such meetings. As such, expect a crushing win for Ajax, in what will be their return to form.
SC Heerenveen vs Ajax Betting Tips
Ajax to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 3.5 goals full-time @ 2.00 (evens) odd.