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Ajax will do battle with guests SC Heerenveen at Johan Cruijff Arena in the Eredivisie fixture on Wednesday.
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Ajax will play in this game coming off the back of a 2-2 Eredivisie stalemate against AZ.
For Ajax, goals were scored by Brian Brobbey (42') and Edson Álvarez (86'). Vangelis Pavlidis (62') and Håkon Evjen (75') scored for AZ.
Ajax haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, netting in one hundred percent of their last 6 matches.
They have hit an aggregate of 12 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 6.
Their past results show that Ajax:
- have not been beaten in the league by SC Heerenveen in their last 25 matches. A very long unbeaten run against them.
- are undefeated in their previous 7 league matches at home.
SC Heerenveen go into this clash following a 1-2 Eredivisie win with the defeat of Vitesse in their most recent outing.
In that game, SC Heerenveen managed 53% possession and 1 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for SC Heerenveen was Amin Sarr (75', 83'). For their opponents, Vitesse got 1 shots at goal with 0 on target. Matúš Bero (45') was the scorer for Vitesse.
Proving their partiality to high-scoring encounters, we’ve seen goals 20 times in the previous 6 matches in which SC Heerenveen have sent out their troops, making it a mean average of 3.33 goals per fixture. Opposing teams have got 8 of these goals. That aside, time will tell whether the trend will be sustained in this next game or not.
Coming into this clash, SC Heerenveen haven't beaten Ajax in away games against them for the last 12 league games. Very poor away form.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings stretching back to 14/09/2019 reveals that these encounters have not been kind to SC Heerenveen. They have not managed to come away with any wins at all whereas Ajax have maintained the edge over them, finishing as winners in 100% of those matches.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 23 in all at an average of 3.83 goals per match.
The last league clash between the two was Eredivisie match day 9 on 16/10/2021 which ended up with the score at SC Heerenveen 0-2 Ajax.
In that match, SC Heerenveen managed 36% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 5 on target.
At the other end, Ajax got 15 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Sébastien Haller (24') and David Neres (75') scored.
The referee was Danny Makkelie.
Team News: Ajax
Sean Klaiber (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Zakaria Labyad (Knee Injury), Charlie Setford (Fractured Hand), Lisandro Martínez (Muscle Injury), Perr Schuurs (Knock), André Onana (Groin Injury), Remko Pasveer (Fractured Finger), Ryan Gravenberch (Ankle Injury) and Antony (Ankle Injury) won’t be playing for Ajax manager Erik ten Hag.
It’s our opinion that de Godenzonen may well employ a 4-3-1-2 system for this one, beginning the first half with Maarten Stekelenburg, Devyne Rensch, Jurrien Timber, Daley Blind, Nicolas Tagliafico, Davy Klaassen, Edson Alvarez, Kenneth Taylor, Dusan Tadic, Sebastien Haller and Brian Brobbey.
Team News: SC Heerenveen
From a largely full-strength group, there is only the lone fitness issue for the SC Heerenveen manager Ole Tobiasen to contend with. Joost van Aken (Unknown Injury) won’t be playing here.
We’re of the thinking that De Superfriezen might begin the game with a 3-5-2 lineup, choosing Erwin Mulder, Lucas Woudenberg, Ibrahim Dresevic, Sven van Beek, Milan van Ewijk, Anas Tahiri, Tibor Halilovic, Thom Haye, Rami Kaib, Amin Sarr and Sydney van Hooijdonk.
We feel that in this game, Ajax will, in all likelihood, convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
At the same time, SC Heerenveen won’t find it easy getting goals although we do see them converting at least once here, too.
We’re therefore expecting to see a decent 3-1 winning score 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 (55,500)
Captain: Dušan Tadić
Chairman: Frank Eijken
Manager: Erik ten Hag
Competitions: Eredivisie position 1, KNVB Beker (Final)
⭐ Star Player: Dušan Tadić
Mostly taking to the field in the Left Wing position, Dušan Tadić was born in Bačka Topola, Serbia. After having made a senior debut playing for FC Groningen in the 2010 - 2011 season, the skilful Forward has managed to score 13 league goals in this Eredivisie 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in a total of 31 appearances.