Utrecht vs Ajax
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 16 January 2022
Kick-off at 11:15 UK / 12:15 CET
Venue: Stadion Galgenwaard.
After a loss to Alkmaar, Ajax has been pushed off to the second spot where they need to jump an extra step to qualify for the Champions League. Utrecht is in the zone for Conference League Play offs after drawing 3 matches back to back. Lacking a single point to PSV, de Godenzonen look forward nothing but to win in the upcoming fixture as they travel to Stadion Galgenwaard this Sunday.
Utrecht vs Ajax Head-to-head (h2h)
- Past 5 h2h games saw Ajax with 3 wins while Utrecht won once and settling for a draw on twice other fixtures.
- Those meetings saw in plenty with 21 goals in total, averaging out to 4.2 goals per game.
- Their latest meeting was at October which saw Utrecht won by 1-0.
- In 2020, Ajax eliminated this rival at the Round of 16 at KNVB Beker where the thrilling match ended in 5-4.
Utrecht vs Ajax Prediction
Ajax is at the 2nd spot on the standing with 42 points from 18 games. They won 13 games in the league while drawing on 3 and losing only twice other occasions. They have scored 56 in total while conceding only a jaw dropping number of 4, which is an absolute eye opening feat, and that stands the best in the Eredivisie.
The visitors after losing their second league match, came back on track after winning over Feyenoord and Sittard in the latest league fixture. They also advanced into the Round of 8 of KNVB Beker after hammering Barendrecht by 4-0 in the draw of 16.
On the other hand, Utrecht resides at the 7th position on the table with 29 points. Of the 18 matches played, they won on 8 games while drawing and losing 5 games each. Their total goals to conceding ratio stands at 33:23 so far in the league.
Utreg squad are recently drawing many schedules in the league with the previous draw to Twente marks their 3rd consecutive tie. They lost to Eerste Divisie opposition Breda at the Dutch Cup after conceding a 92nd minute goal while down to 10 men.
The hosts haven’t lost in the league to Ajax in their previous 2 games and are unbeaten in their last 11 home league matches.
Ajax are undefeated by FC Utrecht when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. They are also magnificent at away schedules where they haven’t been defeated in their previous 23 away league fixtures. Therefore, we predict an away win this Sunday.
Utrecht vs Ajax Betting tips
HT/FT Ajax/Ajax @2.10 odds.
Clean sheet for Ajax @ 2.62 odds.