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RKC Waalwijk will take to the pitch with guests Ajax at Mandemakers Stadion in this Eredivisie meeting on Sunday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the RKC Waalwijk v Ajax match are shown here - as well as up-to-date odds.
RKC Waalwijk will be hoping to bounce back here after a 3-1 Eredivisie defeat in their last game at the hands of FC Emmen.
In that game, RKC Waalwijk had 46% possession and 7 shots at goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for RKC Waalwijk was Cyril Ngonge (92'). FC Emmen had 18 attempts on goal with 11 on target. Nick Bakker (10'), Luka Adžić (17') and Sergio Peña (32') scored for FC Emmen.
Fred Grim's RKC Waalwijk have hit the back of the net 8 times over their past six outings. The number of goals that they have conceded in those games is 8.
Going into this one, RKC Waalwijk have not registered a win against Ajax in their last 25 matches in the league. That has got to hurt.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Roma in Europa League competition, Ajax and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Ajax had 64% possession and 15 shots at goal with 9 on target. The only player to score for Ajax was Davy Klaassen (39'). Roma had 7 shots on goal with 4 on target. Lorenzo Pellegrini (57') and Roger Ibañez (87') scored for Roma.
Over the course of their previous 6 clashes, Ajax have helped themselves to a total of 15 goals. de Godenzonen have also managed to score on each one of those occasions. In that time, their defenders have seen 3 goals go against them. That pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward here, though.
Heading into this contest, Ajax are unbeaten in their previous 12 away league matches. They've been so good on the road.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings going back to 17/02/2013 tells us that these fixtures have not been good ones for RKC Waalwijk. They have not managed to get themselves any victories at all whereas Ajax have been the better of the two, running out winners in 83 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
A combined sum of 13 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 1 of them for RKC and 12 belonging to de Godenzonen. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The previous league fixture between these sides was Eredivisie match day 2 on 20/09/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Ajax 3-0 RKC Waalwijk.
The match was refereed by Bas Nijhuis.
Team News: RKC Waalwijk
David Min (Unknown Injury), Morad El Haddouti (Unknown Injury), Hans Mulder (Unknown Injury), Luuk Wouters (Unknown Injury) and James Efmorfidis (Unknown Injury) are unavailable for RKC boss Fred Grim.
Team News: Ajax
Ajax boss Erik ten Hag has not got a full squad to pick from. Daley Blind (Syndesmotic ligament tear), Noussair Mazraoui (Eye Injury) and Maarten Stekelenburg (Knee Problems) can’t be considered.
In this match, Ajax will probably be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
At the other end, RKC Waalwijk could well struggle to get goals of their own but we think it’s quite likely that they will be scoring here.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a 1-3 winning margin for Ajax at full-time.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Mandemakers Stadion (7,500)
Captain: Anas Tahiri
Chairman: Peter Konijnenburg
Manager: Fred Grim
Competitions: Eredivisie position 14
⭐ Key Player: Richard van der Venne
Normally used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Richard van der Venne was born in Netherlands. Having played his first senior match for FC Oss in the 2015 - 2016 season, the talented Midfielder has hit 4 league goals in the Eredivisie 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 23 appearances.