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The Eredivisie meeting at Johan Cruijff Arena on Saturday will see home side Ajax play against Vitesse.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Ajax v Vitesse can be found here (plus the best game odds).
Ajax prepare for this match coming off the back of a 2-2 Eredivisie drawn game vs Almere City.
For Ajax, the goalscorers were Chuba Akpom (68') and Benjamin Tahirović (82'). Jochem Ritmeester van de Kamp (67') and Thomas Robinet (93') scored for Almere City.
It has not been often in recent times where Ajax haven’t conceded. The reality is that Ajax have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 12 goals along the way. That sort of pattern might not follow through into this match, though.
Their past results show that Ajax:
- have not lost a league tie with Vitesse in their previous 9 matches. Quite a long unbeaten run against them.
- are undefeated in their last 2 league matches at home.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to SC Heerenveen in Eredivisie action, Vitesse and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
The only name on the scoresheet from Vitesse was Million Manhoef (4'). Pelle van Amersfoort (25'), Anas Tahiri (78') and Ion Nicolăescu (85') scored for SC Heerenveen.
It is worth noting that Vitesse have suffered from a lack of goals in their past six encounters, netting the disappointing return of only 4. In those matches, Vitas have also seen the overall goal aggregate against them equal 13.
Pre-game facts show that Vitesse:
- are winless against Ajax in away games against them for the last 4 league games. Not good.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league games.
Head to head
An inspection of their past head to head results going back to 16/05/2021 tells us that these encounters have been a source of anguish for Vitesse. They have not managed to come away with any victories at all whereas Ajax have maintained the edge over them, running out winners in 67 per cent of those matches.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 25 in all at an average of 4.17 goals per match.
The last league contest featuring the two was Eredivisie match day 23 on 26/02/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Vitesse 1-2 Ajax.
The match was refereed by Dennis Higler.
Team News: Ajax
It’s our opinion that de Godenzonen should use a 4-2-3-1 formation this time, handing starts to Diant Ramaj, Anton Gaaei, Josip Sutalo, Jorrel Hato, Arjany Martha, Kristian Hlynsson, Kenneth Taylor, Steven Berghuis, Georges Mikautadze, Carlos Borges and Chuba Akpom.
Team News: Vitesse
Vitesse has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Davy Pröpper (Cruciate ligament tear), Thomas Buitink (Cruciate ligament tear) and Fodé Fofana (Knee injury) won’t be making appearances.
From our viewpoint, Vitas could decide to elect for a 3-4-1-2 system using Eloy Room, Dominik Oroz, Ramon Hendriks, Nicolas Isimat-Mirin, Carlens Arcus, Gyan de Regt, Mathijs Tielemans, Melle Meulensteen, Kacper Kozlowski, Amine Boutrah and Million Manhoef.
In this match, Vitesse should be able to put a goal past this Ajax lineup, however it might not quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
Our tip is for a close game with a 2-1 victory for Ajax at the end of this one. Could easily see this go either way.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Johan Cruijff Arena (55,865)
Captain: Steven Bergwijn
Chairman: Frank Eijken
Manager: John van 't Schip
Competitions: Eredivisie position 12, KNVB Beker (Second round), Europa League (Group B), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Star Player: Steven Bergwijn
Mostly taking up the Left Wing position, Steven Bergwijn was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. After having made a senior debut playing for Jong PSV in the 2014 - 2015 season, the dangerous Forward has hit 5 league goals in this Eredivisie 2023 - 2024 season so far in 9 appearances.