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Jong Ajax take on the visiting NAC Breda at Sportpark De Toekomst in the Eerste Divisie tie on Friday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Jong Ajax v NAC Breda can be seen below including the latest game odds.
Jong Ajax will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 4-3 Eerste Divisie triumph over MVV.
In that game, Jong Ajax had 56% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. For Jong Ajax, the scorers were Naci Ünüvar (12'), Nordin Musampa (39'), Ar'jany Martha (53') and Sontje Hansen (76'). At the other end, MVV had 14 attempts at goal with 8 on target. Arne Naudts (29', 87') and Joy-Lance Mickels (63') scored for MVV.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times where Jong Ajax have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Jong Ajax have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, shipping 17 goals on the way.
Ahead of this meeting, Jong Ajax have not emerged victorious against NAC Breda in their previous 2 matches in the league.
NAC Breda head into the encounter following on from a 3-1 Eerste Divisie win with the defeat of De Graafschap in their most recent game.
In that game, NAC Breda managed 40% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For NAC Breda, the goalscorers were Robin Schouten (2'), Colin Rosler (48') and Mounir El Allouchi (74'). At the other end, De Graafschap got 10 shots at goal with 2 on target. Ralf Seuntjens (11') was the scorer for De Graafschap.
The stats tell the story, and NAC Breda have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 9 goals overall. At the back, De Parel van het Zuiden have some weaknesses to address. Regardless, we must now wait to see if that trend might continue on here in this match.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings going back to 25/01/2016, both clubs have shared the honours with Jong Ajax winning 3 of those games, NAC Breda 3 and 0 being drawn in normal time.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 26 overall which averages out at 4.33 goals per meeting.
The previous league encounter between the two was Eerste Divisie match day 6 on 02/10/2020 when it finished NAC Breda 4-0 Jong Ajax.
The match was refereed by Ingmar Oostrom.
Team News: Jong Ajax
Jong Ajax manager Mitchell van der Gaag has a full complement, with no fitness worries to speak of before this clash thanks to a completely healthy group to pick from.
Team News: NAC Breda
Due to a mostly full-strength group, there is just the one fitness problem for the NAC Breda boss Maurice Steijn to be concerned about. Lex Immers (Hamstring Injury) misses out for this game.
Our assessment is that Jong Ajax will likely create enough chances to get a goal against this NAC Breda outfit, although just one goal possibly won’t be enough to avoid defeat.
Our selection here is for a very close game with a 1-2 victory for NAC Breda at the end of the 90 minutes. Should be a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Sportpark De Toekomst (2,250)
Captain: Youri Regeer
Chairman: Frank Eijken
Manager: Mitchell van der Gaag
Competitions: Eerste Divisie position 14
🔑 Key Player: Naci Ünüvar
Customarily used in the Left Wing position, Naci Ünüvar was born in Zaandam, Netherlands. After having played his first senior match for Jong Ajax in the 2019 - 2020 season, the talented Forward has struck 6 league goals in this Eerste Divisie 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 25 appearances.