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Ajax head to Van Donge & De Roo Stadion on Sunday for the Eredivisie game with home side Excelsior.
All Excelsior v Ajax match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (including the best match odds).
Excelsior will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 1-0 Eredivisie loss in their previous game against FC Utrecht.
Tasos Douvikas (6') scored for FC Utrecht.
Marinus Dijkhuizen's Excelsior have hit the target 5 times in their preceding 6 outings. The corresponding tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same games stands at 11.
Pre-game facts show that Excelsior:
- have left without a victory over Ajax in their previous 16 league matches. What a terrible run without a win that has been.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
In their previous game, Ajax drew 1-1 in the Eredivisie tie with FC Volendam.
The only name on the scoresheet from Ajax was Mohammed Kudus (80'). Damon Mirani (59') was the scorer for FC Volendam.
For 5 of the previous six clashes involving Ajax, a comparatively low number of goals have gone in between them and their opponents. The overall average goals scored per game during that spell is a mere 2.33, with the number of goals averaged by de Godenzonen equalling 1.33.
Their past results show that Ajax:
- haven't been defeated by Excelsior in away games against them for the last 7 league games. A very decent away record against them.
- are undefeated in their previous 5 away league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head results stretching back to 19/03/2017 reveals that these fixtures have ended in disappointment for Excelsior. They’ve not been able to register any victories whatsoever whereas Ajax have dominated them, winning in 83 per cent of those matches played.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 33 overall which averages out at 5.5 goals per meeting.
The previous league clash featuring these clubs was Eredivisie match day 10 on 16/10/2022 and the score finished Ajax 7-1 Excelsior.
The match was refereed by Marc Nagtegaal.
Team News: Excelsior
Kik Pierie (Muscle Injury), Jacky Donkor (Knee Injury) and Yassin Ayoub (Muscle Injury) will not be able to play for Excelsior gaffer Marinus Dijkhuizen.
Team News: Ajax
Ajax has not got a full squad to pick from. Ahmetcan Kaplan (Torn knee ligament), Florian Grillitsch (Knock) and Youri Baas (Knock) will miss out on this game.
Our feeling is that Excelsior should get enough chances to get a goal against this Ajax side, but a single goal isn’t likely to be good enough.
Our selection here is for a close game with a 1-2 win for Ajax after 90 minutes. It’s a very tough call.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Van Donge & De Roo Stadion (4,400)
Captain: Redouan El Yaakoubi
Chairman: Bob de Lange
Manager: Marinus Dijkhuizen
Competitions: Eredivisie position 11
🔑 Key Player: Julian Baas
Usually played in the Centre Midfield position, Julian Baas was born in Dordrecht, Netherlands. After having played his first senior match for Excelsior in the 2020 - 2021 season, the skilful Midfielder has got 2 league goals in the Eredivisie 2022 - 2023 campaign so far in a total of 17 appearances.