FC Utrecht vs Ajax
Date: Sunday,9 February 2020
Kick-Off at 11:15 UK
Venue: Galgenwaard, Utrecht
Derby match of the Eredivisie Round 22 is happening on Sunday morning when Utrecht welcomes the reigning champions and current table leaders Ajax Amsterdam.
The hosts have proven numerous times in the last couple of years that they are capable of taking scalps from the best teams, so we are expecting to see an exciting contest. Utrecht have lost a lot of games at Galgenwaard this season though, so 1.70 odds on the away win aren’t really surprising anyone.
Early elimination from the UEFA Champions League was a big blow for Erik Ten Hag and his squad. Bringing back Ryan Babel and Quincy Promes back to Amsterdam turned out to be a great move. Promes is one of the best scorers in the country, bagging 11 goals in 18 appearances during this campaign.
Ajax have won only 60% of matches on the road though. They were defeated in the last two outings against AZ and Groningen. Luckily, hosts are not doing great in the last couple of weeks too. Utrecht have lost three out of the last four appearances at home to AZ, RKC and Feyenoord.
FC Utrecht vs Ajax: Head-to-head
- Ajax are not having big issues to deal with Utrecht when it comes to latest head to head encounters.
- They were victorious five times in the last seven meetings, losing only once in 2017.
- The average number of goals scored in those games is around 3.20 per match.
FC Utrecht vs Ajax: Prediction
Utrecht are nowhere close to the form that granted them Europa League playoffs last season. We believe Ajax will have a walk in the park this Sunday and easily win this match.
Dusan Tadic has been playing extraordinary in the last couple of weeks. We fancy the 2.40 odds on Serbian midfielder to score.
Utrecht vs Ajax: Bet Tips
Away win @ 1.70
Tadic to score anytime @ 2.40.