Jong Ajax vs Nijmegen
Netherlands- Eerste Divisie
Date: Friday, 9 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Sportcomplex De Toekomst (Ouder-Amstel).
The reigning champions will face the team from Nijmegen this Friday at Amsterdam. Both sides had a mediocre start to this season and will need a win to gain confidence going forward.
Joden has lost half of their league games, winning just 5 on the other hand. Due to this situation, they are 10th in the league. We can certainly say that this performance never suits a champion side.
The team managed by Michael Reiziger have lost 4 of their 7 games in all competitions recently and all those games had a score of over 2.5 goals in total. But home form gives him hope. In the last 8 games on home soil, they have only lost once.
Over 2.5 goals were scored in 6 of the last 8 games the champs played at home. The problem they are facing mainly is lack of clean-sheets, even though they have lost only 1 game in a total of 5 home games in the league.
The visitors are in contention for promotion and are in the 7th position at the moment. The team managed by Jack de Gier have 6 wins and 3 defeats in the league and scored a handsome 23 goals too.
The NEC is poor in defense, already conceding 20 goals. Their away record is exactly the same as the home record of the hosts. In the 5 away games played in the league, Gier’s side has won 4 and lost only once.
From the last 6 games across all venues, they have lost 4 like their hosts. The only away match they lost was against Almere who are better than them in the table.
Jong Ajax vs Nijmegen: Head-to-head (h2h)
- In the 4 h2h between these two sides, Nijmegen has 2 wins and Ajax has won once.
- The latest h2h was won by Ajax.
- None of those games ended as a goalless draw.
- Jong Ajax is unbeaten in both of the h2h played at home and has their only win in one of those games.
Jong Ajax vs Nijmegen: Prediction
Ajax is strong in front of their home fans, having won all but one of their home matches this season. On the contrary, the visitors are the best traveling team in the entire league with 4 wins in their 5 matches on the road. Since the hosts are coming from 2 consecutive defeats and the visitors are fresh from a win, Ajax will find it hard to win this game. So a bet on a Double Chance of the game ending as a draw or the away side to win can be placed with 1.75 odd.
Both the sides are good at goal scoring. The visitors have found the net 23 times and the hosts have scored 19 times too. But both of them have leaked goals also, with Ajax conceding 18 and the opponents 20 as well. Over 2.5 goals came in 4 of the recent 5 home games at Amsterdam and the same trend is followed by the away side in their recent away 5 fixtures. So we can place a bet on a score with over 2.5 goals with 1.53 odd.
Jong Ajax vs Nijmegen: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Draw or Away side to win @ 1.75 (3/4).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.53 (6/11).