Heerenveen vs Ajax
Date: Saturday, 20 October 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Abe Lenstra Stadion (Heerenveen).
Ajax may trail five points behind defending champions PSV coming into this 9th round tie with Heerenveen, but they haven’t been playing poorly by any means so far in the season. De Godenzonen actually had just one slip-up aside from the 3-0 loss to the Peasants as they won 6, drew 1 and lost 1 so far in the season.
The team led by Erik ten Hag obviously need to push strong for the title bid, meaning they have to pass tests such as the one upcoming at Abe Lenstra Stadion. They will play 9th-placed Hereenveen who lost only two of eight games so far in the season. To make things somewhat more complicated for ten Hag and his men, De Superfriezen bagged enter the match in the highest of spirits after bagging as many as five goals past De Graafschap before the international break.
Heerenveen vs Ajax: Head-to-head
Ajax were just brutal towards De Superfriezen in the most recent head to head history between the two teams.
De Godenzonen won each of last nine H2H affairs netting at least four goals on six occasions along the way.
Ajax notched 13 goals in last three victories over Heerenveen.
Heerenveen vs Ajax: Prediction
Heerenveen’s defensive line did reveal enormous number of holes so far in the season. The hosts actually own league’s second weakest defensive record with 18 goals conceded in 8 games so far. They shipped five goals to both Feyenoord and Heracles in two of last three home outings in the league.
Given they’ll be up against the red-hot attacking line of Ajax’s, we can hardly see anything else but a comprehensive away victory as the outcome here. The visitors head into this in the highest of spirits after beating AZ 5-0 at Johan Cruijff Arena. Such a demolishing victory came just days after Ajax held mighty Bayern Munich to a 1-1 draw in their Champions League clash at Allianz-Arena.
Heerenveen vs Ajax: Bet Tips
Ajax to win & BTTS @ 2.37 (11/8)
Over 3.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10).