Ajax could leapfrog Feyenoord this weekend as the Eredivisie leaders suffer a late slump so close to the end of the season.
Feyenoord have led all the way in the Eredivisie but a bad patch has seen their lead over Ajax cut to just a point. And Eredivisie betting tipsters are sensing their opportunity.
Defending Dutch champions Eindhoven are also closing in on Feyenoord, meaning the Eredivisie title odds are swinging away from the Rotterdam side. But can Feyenoord hold on to their lead? A story of the remaining fixtures will give us a clue.
Eredivisie title betting
Feyenoord were clear favourites to win the Eredivisie just two months ago. But they are now just 1.50 to claim the championship, with Ajax at 2.75 and Eindhoven at 16.00. Now is the time to bet on Ajax to win the Dutch title, as this weekend could be the time they take the lead in the table.
Feyenoord’s terrible 2-2 draw at Zwolle last weekend exposed their defensive deficiencies that have crept in over the past few weeks. Ajax, meanwhile, have been scoring freely since the New Year and sent five past NEC last Sunday.
Eindhoven have also found their scoring form again, beating Willem II 5-0 at home to move to within five points of Feyenoord.
There are just four weeks of the Eredivisie left and Feyenoord should win all their games. Furthermore, Ajax and Eindhoven must meet before the end of the season, which potentially knocks one of them out of the title race.
This weekend is therefore crucial to Giovani van Bronckhorst’s Feyenoord side. If they can stay ahead of Ajax before next week’s clash between the Lancieri and Eindhoven then Feyenoord have a chance of the title. If Ajax take the lead this weekend then there may be no looking back.
Eredivisie Round 31 betting tips
Feyenoord need a win against Utrecht on Sunday and are 1.41 to do so. However, these sides drew 3-3 earlier in the season and Utrecht have a habit of scoring goals in De Kuip. Both teams to score here is worth the bet at 1.72. The nerves are with Feyenoord and they most likely will concede against a team that has won their last four games to consolidate fourth place in the Eredivisie.
Ajax, meanwhile, host Heerenveen in Amsterdam and Dutch football tipsters are siding heavily with the Lancieri. Ajax have won their last five games against Heerenveen and shouldn’t have a problem scoring here. They are 1.24 to win on Sunday which is a slim price. Back +3.5 home goals at 3.05 for more interesting odds.
As for Eindhoven, they can only plug away and hope the two teams above them lose points. They're away at ADO, which is not an easy fixture. Den Haag have scored exactly two goals in each of their last three home games against Eindhoven. The hosts to score in both halves is priced at 8.50.