Excelsior vs Ajax – Betting Preview
After losing to FC Utrecht in the Eredivisie by a score of 1-0, Excelsior will be hoping for a better outcome in this contest.
FC Utrecht’s Tasos Douvikas scored in the sixth minute.
The Excelsior team of Marinus Dijkhuizen has scored five goals in their last six games. Their opponents have scored 11 goals against them in those same contests.
And in their previous 16 league games, they are without a victory over Ajax. What a miserable stretch of games lost it has been!
But on the bright side, they haven’t lost in either of their previous two home league games.
On team news front, Jacky Donkor (Knee Injury), Yassin Ayoub (Muscle Injury) and Kik Pierie (Muscle Injury) won’t be playing for Excelsior gaffer Marinus Dijkhuizen.
Ajax and Feyenoord played to a 1-1 draw in their previous matchup in the Eredivisie.
Davy Klaassen was the lone Ajax player to score (71′). For Feyenoord, a goal was scored by Igor Paixo (34′).
Alfred Schreuder’s Ajax have cause to celebrate after scoring 9 goals in their last 6 games, giving them a goals per game average of 1.5.
For the previous seven league games, Excelsior hasn’t defeated them when they’ve played them away. outstanding road record against them it is!
Additionally, they have won all five of their prior road league games.
Ajax boss Alfred Schreuder has to choose a team with limited availability.
Youri Baas (Knock), Florian Grillitsch (Knock), Ahmetcan Kaplan (Torn knee ligament) and Jay Gorter (Ill) are those who can’t be considered.
1×2 Betting Odds
In our opinion, Excelsior should have enough opportunities to score a goal against this Ajax team, but one goal isn’t going to be sufficient.
We predict a close game with an Ajax victory after 90 minutes!
The home side has a terrible record against Netherlands best, Ajax, with no victory against them in the previous 16 matches! so despite playing at home, Excelsior are the underdogs in this @ 10.00.
Ajax are with without a few key players, but despite that they should have enough to pick up all three points over here! Their market odds of winning, makes them the favourites @ 1.30.
The possibility of a draw and points shared, stands @ 6.90.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.39.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 3.27.
The gap in quality between the two sides is quite big, and hence the market believes that Ajax will be able to get over the line quite comfortably!