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Ajax will be at Stadion Galgenwaard on Sunday for the Eredivisie game with hosts FC Utrecht.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the FC Utrecht v Ajax game (plus the best game odds).
FC Utrecht will play in this game after a 1-1 Eredivisie stalemate vs FC Twente.
In that match, FC Utrecht had 63% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The scorer for FC Utrecht was Mimoun Mahi (95'). FC Twente got 4 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Ricky van Wolfswinkel (17') scored for FC Twente.
René Hake's FC Utrecht have managed to score 7 times in their preceding 6 outings. The corresponding tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same games amounts to 10.
Taking a look at their past results, FC Utrecht:
- haven't lost in the league to Ajax in their previous 2 games.
- are unbeaten in their last 11 league matches at home. They have been so resilient here.
- are without a home win in the past 2 matches in the league.
Ajax will come into the clash after a 5-0 Eredivisie win against Fortuna Sittard in their most recent game.
In that game, Ajax managed 66% possession and 27 attempts on goal with 14 on target. For Ajax, goals were scored by Daley Blind (14'), Antony (22'), Devyne Rensch (82') and Sébastien Haller (90', 93'). On the other side, Fortuna Sittard got 6 shots at goal with 0 of them on target.
A series of accomplished showings from the Ajax defence has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their last 6 fixtures overall. In that period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 21.
Leading up to this clash, Ajax:
- are undefeated by FC Utrecht when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. A very good run of results for them.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 23 away league matches. A stunning run.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head to head clashes going back to 10/11/2019 shows that FC Utrecht have won 2 of these & Ajax 3, with the number of drawn matches being 1.
In all, 21 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 8 from Utreg and 13 coming from de Godenzonen. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.5.
The last league game featuring the two was Eredivisie match day 8 on 03/10/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Ajax 0-1 FC Utrecht.
On that occasion, Ajax managed 69% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target.
At the other end, FC Utrecht had 8 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Django Warmerdam (77') scored.
The match was refereed by Bas Nijhuis.
Team News: FC Utrecht
Christopher Mamengi (Knee Injury), Tommy St. Jago (Knee Injury) and Moussa Sylla (Unknown Injury) will not be able to play for FC Utrecht manager René Hake.
In all likelihood, Utreg may well opt for a 4-2-3-1 system this time with Fabian de Keijzer, Hidde ter Avest, Mike van der Hoorn, Mark van der Maarel, Django Warmerdam, Quinten Timber, Adam Maher, Naoki Maeda, Sander van de Streek, Mimoun Mahi and Anastasios Douvikas.
Team News: Ajax
From our viewpoint, de Godenzonen seem most likely to elect for a 4-2-3-1 system, settling for Remko Pasveer, Noussair Mazraoui, Jurrien Timber, Lisandro Martinez, Daley Blind, Edson Alvarez, Ryan Gravenberch, Antony, Steven Berghuis, Dusan Tadic and Brian Brobbey.
When taking all factors into account, FC Utrecht have the ability to find the net against this Ajax outfit, although just one goal possibly won’t be enough.
Our selection here is for a narrow 1-2 advantage for Ajax after 90 minutes. Should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Galgenwaard (23,750)
Captain: Willem Janssen
Chairman: Pieter Leyssius
Manager: René Hake
Competitions: Eredivisie position 7
🔑 Key Player: Moussa Sylla
Generally playing in the Left Wing position, Moussa Sylla was born in Étampes, France. Having made his senior debut playing for Monaco in the 2017 - 2018 season, the gifted Forward has hit 4 league goals in the Eredivisie 2021 - 2022 season to date from a total of 13 appearances.