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SC Heerenveen host visitors Ajax at Abe Lenstra Stadion in this Eredivisie meeting on Saturday.
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SC Heerenveen, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-1 Eredivisie victory versus FC Zwolle.
In that match, SC Heerenveen managed 52% possession and 9 shots at goal with 2 on target. For their opponents, FC Zwolle had 17 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Bram van Polen (63' Own goal) scored for FC Zwolle.
SC Heerenveen haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, hitting the target in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They’ve totted up the amount of 7 during that period while also conceding a total of 10. It will be interesting to find out whether or not that trend will be continued on in this game.
Coming into this clash, SC Heerenveen have not won against Ajax in their previous 24 matches in the league. They'll surely be desperate to put an end to that run.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to FC Utrecht in Eredivisie action, Ajax and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Ajax managed 69% possession and 19 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. On the other side, FC Utrecht got 8 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Django Warmerdam (77') was the scorer for FC Utrecht.
Demonstrating their predisposition for action-packed matches, the back of the net has been hit 26 times in the previous six games in which Ajax have played, making it an average of 4.33 goals per meeting. Their opponents have managed 2 of this grand total.
Pre-game facts show that Ajax:
- remain undefeated by SC Heerenveen when they've played them away from home in the last 12 league matches. An fantastic away run.
- are undefeated in their previous 18 away league matches. Not many clubs can boast an away record as good as that.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head results stretching back to 20/01/2019 reveals that these fixtures have not been kind to SC Heerenveen. They have not managed to come away with any victories at all whereas Ajax have just been too good for them, beating them in 83% of those games where they have faced each other.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 29 in all at an average of 4.83 goals per meeting.
The last league meeting featuring these sides was Eredivisie match day 28 on 04/04/2021 when it ended SC Heerenveen 1-2 Ajax.
In that match, SC Heerenveen managed 37% possession and 8 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Their only player to score was Mitchell van Bergen (27').
At the other end, Ajax had 18 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Dušan Tadić (36') and Sébastien Haller (61') scored.
The match was refereed by Jochem Kamphuis.
Team News: SC Heerenveen
Rodney Kongolo (Ill) and Pawel Bochniewicz (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be able to play for SC Heerenveen gaffer Johnny Jansen.
Team News: Ajax
Ajax boss Erik ten Hag has multiple availability issues to deal with. Sean Klaiber (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Maarten Stekelenburg (Groin Surgery) will not be playing here.
We feel that in this game, Ajax have the ability to see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
However, SC Heerenveen won’t find it easy to break down their defence- but, we do see them hitting back at some stage, too.
Therefore, we are anticipating a 1-3 victory for Ajax by the conclusion of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Abe Lenstra Stadion (26,400)
Captain: Henk Veerman
Chairman: Cees Roozemond
Manager: Johnny Jansen
Competitions: Eredivisie position 7
⭐ Star Player: Henk Veerman
Customarily taking to the field in the Striker position, Henk Veerman was born in Purmerend, Netherlands. Having made his senior debut playing for FC Volendam in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Forward has accumulated 5 league goals in this Eredivisie 2021 - 2022 season to date coming from a total of 8 appearances.