ADO V Ajax: Eredivisie Round 9 Preview

October 13, 2016

Ajax betting fans must be amazed that the Lancieri are not top of the Eredivisie. They’ve had just two slip-ups all season and the result is that they're already five points off league leaders Feyenoord.

Ajax travel to ADO Den Haag this weekend knowing victory is a must if they are to keep apace with unbeaten Feyenoord this season. And thankfully for Peter Bosz’s men this clash could not come at a better time.

ADO have continued their plummet down the Eredivisie table after initially enjoying a whirlwind start to the campaign. A draw and four straight defeats have followed their opening three wins and they have scored just four goals over their last five outings.

Betting on Ajax to win is therefore a smart idea this weekend. Bosz’s men have won seven games on the bounce and that includes Europa League victories over Panathinaikos and Standard Liege. Ajax are averaging over three goals per game in the Eredivisie this autumn and are 1.55 to win.

NEC v Feyenoord

While Ajax build on their winning streak, Feyenoord will hope to continue their 100% start to the season with victory in Nijmegen. Feyenoord’s stats are incredible: eight wins from eight in Holland,  23 goals scored and only two conceded. That defensive record has allowed the forwards to play freely and score for fun. Nicolai Jørgensen is a reliable centre-forward and Dirk Kuyt’s marshalling from midfield continues to bulldoze lesser clubs.

Now, NEC do have a glimmer of hope here after beating Roda 1-0 away before the international break. It was Kevin Mayi’s third goal of the season and when he scores, NEC haven’t lost. A draw at 4.65 is unlikely here and realistically you’re worth backing the away win at 1.42.

AZ v Vitesse

This looks like a battle for Europe this season, with Heerenveen also in the mix behind the Big Three. Vitesse don’t like draws this season. Their gung-ho attitude has resulted in four wins and three defeats, plus a solitary 1-1 result against Utrecht that they should have won. Two points ahead of Vitesse are AZ, who have reacted well to the sale of striker Vincent Janssen by grinding out domestic results while also competing in Europe.

AZ won’t challenge for the title this season but they are a good shout to make the top five at this rate. They’ve recovered well from the 1-0 defeat to Eindhoven early in the campaign and responded from a 5-0 Europa League drubbing at Zenit St Petersburg by nicking a point against Sparta.

This will be a close game and a draw at 3.65 is a great price. But AZ could prove too powerful here and so a 1.95 home win is a much wiser choice.

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