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Ajax are going up against guests PSV Eindhoven at Johan Cruijff ArenA in this Eredivisie fixture on Sunday.
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Ajax will play in this game following on from a 1-1 Eredivisie drawn game against Willem II.
The only name on the scoresheet from Ajax was Antony (4'). Kwasi Okyere Wriedt (54') was the scorer for Willem II.
It’s been seldom in recent games that Ajax have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that de Godenzonen have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 10 goals on the way. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, however.
Coming into this meeting, Ajax are unbeaten in the league by PSV Eindhoven in their previous 3 matches.
PSV Eindhoven will go into the game following a 4-1 Eredivisie win vs VVV-Venlo in their most recent outing.
For PSV Eindhoven, goals were scored by Philipp Max (35'), Olivier Boscagli (49'), Cody Gakpo (58') and Adrian Fein (92'). Jafar Arias (22') was the scorer for VVV-Venlo.
Indicating their bias toward eventful encounters, goals have been celebrated 24 times in the last six matches in which PSV Eindhoven have taken to the pitch, yielding a mean average of 4 goals per clash. Their opponents have managed 6 of this grand total.
Looking at the pre-match facts, PSV Eindhoven:
- haven't beaten Ajax in away games against them for the last 4 matches in the league. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 10/12/2017 tells us that Ajax have won 3 of these games and PSV Eindhoven 2, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
A combined total of 16 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 8 of them from de Godenzonen and 8 for Rood-witten. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The previous league game between these clubs was Eredivisie match day 21 on 02/02/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Ajax 1-0 PSV Eindhoven.
The match was refereed by Bjorn Kuipers.
Team News: Ajax
Lassina Traoré (Knock), David Neres (Ankle Injury), Mohammed Kudus (Meniscal Injury) and Noussair Mazraoui (Knock) will not be able to play for Ajax boss Erik ten Hag.
Team News: PSV Eindhoven
PSV manager Roger Schmidt has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Richard Ledezma (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Armando Obispo (Knock), Ryan Thomas (Knock), Maximiliano Romero (Knee Surgery), Érick Gutiérrez (Knee Injury) and Marco van Ginkel (Knee Injury) can’t be considered.
It looks to us that Ajax are likely to convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
However, PSV Eindhoven may well find it hard to make a breakthrough but we can see them managing to get on the scoresheet here.
We can therefore see a pretty comfortable 3-1 margin for Ajax at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Johan Cruijff ArenA (54,990)
Captain: Dušan Tadić
Chairman: Frank Eijken
Manager: Erik ten Hag
Competitions: Eredivisie position 1, KNVB Beker (Round of 16), Europa League (Round of 32)
🔑 Key Player: Lassina Traoré
Typically used in the Striker position, Lassina Traoré was born in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. After making a first senior appearance for Jong Ajax in the 2018 - 2019 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 7 league goals in the Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 11 appearances.