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FC Twente will take to the pitch with away side Ajax at De Grolsch Veste in the Eredivisie tie on Sunday.
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FC Twente are hoping to win again after their last result, the 0-2 Eredivisie success versus FC Volendam.
For FC Twente, the scorers were Sem Steijn (36') and Ricky van Wolfswinkel (79').
Matches featuring FC Twente have often been engaging affairs lately with a lot of goalmouth action being a real hallmark. Over their past half dozen games alone, a grand total of 21 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 13 of those being chalked up by FC Twente.
Their previous form shows that FC Twente:
- have not lost a league tie with Ajax in their previous 2 games.
- have not been beaten in their last 19 home league matches. So impressive.
In their last game, Ajax drew 0-0 in the Eredivisie match with Fortuna Sittard.
The stats tell the story, and Ajax have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 8 goals in all. In defence, Ajax could really do with shoring things up. Let’s find out whether or not that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Their past results show that Ajax:
- have not won against FC Twente in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
- are without an away win for the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 14/01/2021 shows us that FC Twente have won 1 of them and Ajax 3, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 2.
A total of 16 goals were scored between them in this period, with 5 of them for De Tukkers and 11 for de Godenzonen. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The previous league meeting between these sides was Eredivisie match day 34 on 28/05/2023 when it finished FC Twente 3-1 Ajax.
The match was refereed by Allard Lindhout.
Team News: FC Twente
The FC Twente boss Joseph Oosting will be grateful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever before this match owing to a completely healthy squad to pick from.
In our view, De Tukkers will possibly employ a 4-2-3-1 system in the match, utilising Lars Unnerstall, Alfons Sampsted, Max Bruns, Robin Propper, Youri Regeer, Michal Sadilek, Mathias Kjoeloe, Daan Rots, Sem Steijn, Michel Vlap and Manfred Ugalde.
Team News: Ajax
Ajax boss Maurice Steijn has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Remko Pasveer (Hand fracture), Ahmetcan Kaplan (Torn knee ligament) and Gerónimo Rulli (Shoulder Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We are inclined to think that de Godenzonen could decide to begin the game with a 4-2-3-1 system, going with Jay Gorter, Devyne Rensch, Josip Sutalo, Jorrel Hato, Gaston Avilla, B. van den, Benjamin Tahirovic, Kristian Hlynsson, Steven Berghuis, Carlos Borges and Georges Mikautadze.
Looking at these two, we feel that Ajax and FC Twente may find themselves both scoring more than one goal each in what promises to be a fairly balanced contest.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw but we do expect to see goals at each end. We’re therefore predicting a highly competitive game with a 2-2 score at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: De Grolsch Veste (30,205)
Captain: Robin Pröpper
Chairman: Paul van der Kraan
Manager: Joseph Oosting
Competitions: Eredivisie position 3, Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)
🔑 Star Man: Sem Steijn
Customarily played in the Centre Midfield position, Sem Steijn was born in Netherlands. After having made a senior debut playing for VVV-Venlo in the 2018 - 2019 season, the skilful Midfielder has got 2 league goals in this Eredivisie 2023 - 2024 campaign so far coming from a total of 3 appearances.