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The Eredivisie meeting at Fortuna Sittard Stadion on Saturday will see home team Fortuna Sittard lock horns with opponents Ajax.
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Fortuna Sittard will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 0-1 Eredivisie success versus NEC.
The only scorer from Fortuna Sittard was Zian Flemming (13').
Fortuna Sittard haven’t had any problems with scoring, hitting the target every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games.
They have claimed a sum of 9 during that period and have conceded a total of 6. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against PSV Eindhoven in Johan Cruijff Schaal competition, Ajax will be aiming to make amends here.
For Ajax, goals were scored by Steven Bergwijn (15'), Antony (54') and Mohammed Kudus (72'). Guus Til (32', 45', 69'), Cody Gakpo (65') and Xavi Simons (91') scored for PSV Eindhoven.
Illustrating their bias toward high-scoring matches, goals have been celebrated 25 times in the last six matches in which Ajax have taken to the field, yielding an average of 4.17 goals per fixture. Their opponents have got 9 of these goals.
Head to head
An examination of past results between these clubs stretching back to 10/03/2019 tells us that these encounters have not been good ones for Fortuna Sittard. They’ve not managed to register any wins whatsoever while Ajax have simply been better than them, getting wins in 100 per cent of those ties.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 29 in total which averages out at 4.83 goals per meeting.
The previous league game between these clubs was Eredivisie match day 18 on 22/12/2021 when it ended Ajax 5-0 Fortuna Sittard.
That time, Ajax managed 66% possession and 27 attempts on goal with 14 on target. The scorers were Daley Blind (14'), Antony (22'), Devyne Rensch (82') and Sébastien Haller (90', 93').
Fortuna Sittard had 6 shots at goal with 0 of them on target.
The referee was Marc Nagtegaal.
Team News: Fortuna Sittard
The Fortuna Sittard manager Sjors Ultee has a full complement, with no fitness worries at all before this clash owing to a fully healthy squad available to choose from.
In all likelihood, Fortuna Sittard will probably make use of the 4-2-3-1 system this time featuring Yanick van Osch, Ivo Pinto, Mickael Tirpan, Dimitris Siovas, George Cox, Samy Baghdadi, Deroy Duarte, Mats Seuntjens, Arianit Ferati, Inigo Cordoba and Paul Gladon.
Team News: Ajax
Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder has to currently contend with reduced team options. Maarten Stekelenburg (Foot Injury) and Mohamed Ihattaren (Fitness) miss out here. Calvin Bassey cannot play in this game through suspension.
It’s our belief that de Godenzonen could decide to elect for a 4-2-3-1 system by sending out Remko Pasveer, Devyne Rensch, Jurrien Timber, Daley Blind, Owen Wijndal, Kenneth Taylor, Davy Klaassen, Antony, Steven Berghuis, Steven Bergwijn and Dusan Tadic.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Ajax will, in all probability, have the majority of the possession and should turn some of their chances into goals.
At the other end, Fortuna Sittard will be up against it scoring- but, we do see them hitting back at some stage, too.
We’re predicting a pretty comfortable 1-3 winning margin for Ajax when all’s said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Fortuna Sittard Stadion (12,500)
Captain: Mats Seuntjens
Chairman: Işıtan Gün
Manager: Sjors Ultee
Competitions: Eredivisie position 9