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Ajax will arrive at AFAS Stadion on Sunday for the Eredivisie tie with hosts AZ.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for AZ v Ajax are shown on this page including the latest game odds.
AZ, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 4-1 Conference League triumph against FC Vaduz.
For AZ, goals were scored by Yusuf Barası (19'), Sam Beukema (81'), Yukinari Sugawara (92') and Dani de Wit (95'). Anthony Goelzer (22') was the scorer for FC Vaduz.
AZ have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, netting in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They have claimed a sum of 11 during that period while also conceding a total of 3.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that AZ:
- have not lost a league tie with Ajax in their last 2 games.
- are undefeated in their last 3 home league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 2 matches in the league.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Liverpool in Champions League action, Ajax will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Ajax managed 43% possession and 3 attempts at goal with 1 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Ajax was Mohammed Kudus (27'). For their opponents, Liverpool had 23 attempts at goal with 9 on target. Mohamed Salah (17') and Joël Matip (89') scored for Liverpool.
A succession of effective showings from the Ajax defence has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 2 from their last 6 clashes overall. During the same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 17. We shall soon see if that trend can be continued on here.
A look at their previous results shows us that Ajax:
- are undefeated by AZ when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 8 away league matches. What an impressive run of results.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 20/01/2021 tells us that AZ have won 1 of these games and Ajax 4, with the number of drawn results being 1.
15 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 4 of them for AZ and 11 belonging to de Godenzonen. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The previous league encounter between these sides was Eredivisie match day 32 on 08/05/2022 which ended up with the score at AZ 2-2 Ajax.
The referee was Dennis Higler.
Team News: AZ
Jesper Karlsson (Muscle Injury) and Hakon Evjen (Ankle Injury) are unavailable for AZ boss Pascal Jansen.
In our view, AZ will probably use the 4-2-3-1 formation with Hobie Verhulst, Pantelis Hatzidiakos, Sam Beukema, Bruno Martins Indi, Milos Kerkez, Jordy Clasie, Tijani Reijnders, Jens Odgaard, Dani de Wit, Myron van Brederode and Yusuf Barasi.
Team News: Ajax
Ajax manager Alfred Schreuder has to choose a team with limited availability. Francisco Conceição (Knock), Florian Grillitsch (Knock), Mohamed Ihattaren (Fitness) and Jorge Sánchez (Knee Problems) will miss out on this game.
There’s a good chance that de Godenzonen might elect for a 4-2-3-1 system, starting Remko Pasveer, Devyne Rensch, Jurrien Timber, Calvin Bassey, Daley Blind, Edson Alvarez, Kenneth Taylor, Steven Berghuis, Dusan Tadic, Steven Bergwijn and Mohammed Kudus.
In this match, AZ will manage to breach the defence of this Ajax outfit, but one goal isn’t likely to be good enough.
Therefore, we think that it’s going to be a very close game with a 1-2 winning margin for Ajax when all is said and done. Let’s see what eventuates.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: AFAS Stadion (19,500)
Captain: Bruno Martins Indi
Chairman: René Neelissen
Manager: Pascal Jansen
Competitions: Eredivisie position 4, Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round), Conference League (Group E)
⭐ Key Man: Dani de Wit
Mostly playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Dani de Wit was born in Hoorn, Netherlands. After making a first senior appearance for Jong Ajax in the 2016 - 2017 season, the dangerous Midfielder has bagged 2 league goals in the Eredivisie 2022 - 2023 campaign to date in a total of 6 appearances.