Roda JC vs Ajax
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Wednesday, 7 February 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Parkstad Limburg Stadion (Kerkrade).
Roda JC moved away from the very foot of the Eredivisie standings by winning four points from last two rounds. The Miners have shown significant improvements in their attacking displays netting two goals in each of last three matches in all competitions. Rick Molenaar’s men will, however, have a very tough task to keep such form going in mid-week when they host the second-placed Ajax at Parkstad Limburg Stadion.
Molenaar’s defensive line (the team has the league’s worst defensive record with 44 shipped goals in 21 matches) will be on a serious test when Roda is about to come face to face with country’s most lethal attacking line. Ajax have managed to rebound from a slip up they’ve had in the previous away fixtures (a goalless draw away at Utrecht) by easing past NAC Breda 3-1 at Johan Cruijff ArenA.
Donny van de Beek, David Neres and Hakim Ziyech were on target for the team led by Erik ten Hag on Sunday. The Brazilian forward David Neres has thus taken his league tally to nine goals and he will clearly be looking to make it double digits against the likes of Roda here. A win in Kerkrade is literally a must for De Godenzonen who are seven points behind the table-toppers PSV after the mentioned slip up at Utrceht.
Roda JC vs Ajax: Head-to-head
Ajax have won 30 of 49 H2H meetings between these two teams.
Roda JC will hope to fix the impression they had leaven in the previous visit to the capital when the team has shipped five goals in a demolishing defeat in late-November.
Nonetheless, we have to mention that Roda have managed to find the back of the net in three of last four encounters with De Godenzonen.
Roda JC vs Ajax: Prediction
Ajax are massive favourites, but it is hard to get much from the 1.18 odds offered for the away win pick here.
Instead, we’d suggest Ajax to win & BTTS as the standout pick at 2.60 odds given that Roda have been pretty inspired up front in their recent matches.
Also, in-form David Neres is expected to be on the scoresheet in a high-scoring contest and you can back the Brazilian youngster to find the back of the net at the odds of 1.85.
Roda JC vs Ajax: Bet Tips
Ajax to win & BTTS @ 2.60
David Neres to score anytime @ 1.85