Utrecht vs Ajax
Date: Sunday, 23 December 2018
Kick-Off at 11:15 UK / 12:15 CET
Venue: Stadion Galgenwaard (Utrecht).
Utrecht host Ajax in one of the most interesting clashes of the Matchday No 17 on Sunday morning at Stadion Galgenwaard. The hosts will represent a serious test for Ajax as they head into this off the back of a streak of three wins and a draw in last four league outings.
Utreg were thriving in the final third in the process. They notched at least three goals in each of past four games. They enjoyed a spectacular first half at Abe Lenstra Stadion last weekend when they went 0-3 up against top-half rivals Heerenveen on the occasion. Emil Bergstrom, Gyrano Kerk and Ousssama Tannane were on the scoresheet on the occasion. The impressive thread saw Utrecht climb up to 4th place in the league ladder.
Utrecht vs Ajax: Head-to-head
Ajax lead the H2H tie by 10 wins ahead of 54th clash with Utreg.
However, Utrecht have been a tricky opposition to de Godenzonen in the past couple of years.
Utrecht won one and drew one of past two clashes against Ajax who scored just one goal in the process.
Utrecht won 10 and lost 9 of 26 home matches against de Godenzonen.
Utrecht vs Ajax: Prediction
Ajax were not a threat to PSV’s reign in the previous term of Eredivisie, but they are genuine title contenders this time around. De Godenzonen won 14, drew 1 and lost 1 of 16 league matches so far in the season and are just two points shy of reigning champions at the moment.
Ajax won ten in a row in Eredivisie. They were especially impressive in last three league affairs which saw them bag an amazing 17-goal tally. Erik ten Hag’s men picked up a demolishing 8-0 victory over rock-bottomed De Graafschap last Sunday. Both Hakim Ziyech and Daley Bling completed hat-tricks on the occasion.
De Godenzonen were in action in mid-week when they barely went past second-division outfit Roda to advance to the KNVB Beker quarter-final on penalties (1-1 draw in regular time).
Both teams have really been thriving in the final third of late and we expect a true goal fest when they come across each other in the first game of Sunday’s Eredivisie schedule.
Utrecht vs Ajax: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS @ 1.72 (8/11)
Over 3.5 goals FT @ 1.83 (5/6).