PEC Zwolle vs Ajax
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 18 February 2018
Kick-Off at 15:45 UK
Venue: MAC PARK Stadion (Zwolle).
Ajay kept ground on the runaway leaders PSV with a hardly-fought 2-1 win over the relegation strugglers Twente last Sunday at Johann Cruijff ArenA. The team led by Erik ten Hag will be looking for the fourth consecutive league win seven days later when they travel to MAC PARK Stadion to take on PEC Zwolle.
The Bluefingers have generally had a decent campaign in this tern of Eredivisie, but their form has seen somewhat of a slump lately. Zwolle still hold the sky-high fifth position in the league standings, but they will come into this off the back of four losses in last five games across competitions. This is definitely not the kind of form you want to have before coming head to head with the league’s heavyweights.
The head coach Johannes van t’Schip will particularly be worried about his team’s destiny when it comes to keeping things tight against one of the league’s top attacking lines on Sunday. The hosts have been especially easy to break down of late allowing two or more goals in each of last five matches.
This will be the music to the eras of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and David Neres who are likely to make the attacking dup in the absence of the injured Kasper Dolberg. Each of these two strikers has netted nine goals so far in the competition. Against Twente, goals came from Justin Kluivert and Lasse Schone, but we expect the likes of Neres and Huntelaar to shine here and make the difference past the struggling defense of Zwolle’s.
PEC Zwolle vs Ajax: Head-to-head
Zwolle have never been a tricky opposition for Ajax who have won 12of 17 H2H matches with the Bluefingers.
De Godenzonen have scored three or more goals in each of last four H2H meetings with Zwolle.
This term’s match in Amsterdam saw a comprehensive 3-0 victory for de Godenzonen with a brace from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
PEC Zwolle vs Ajax: Prediction
Ajax are motivated to keep pushing PSV at the top of the standings and the away win should not come in question given all the circumstances around the game.
The visitors have the quality, the H2H tradition and the form on their side and we believe they will claim a comfortable victory by at least two goals here.
PEC Zwolle vs Ajax: Bet Tips
Ajax -1.5 handicap @ 2.05
Ajax Over 2.5 Team Goals @ 2.20