AJAX v AZ ALKMAAR – DUTCH EREDIVISIE
February 28 2016, Amsterdam Arena, 15:45 GMT +0
I should start off, with giving AZ Alkmaar some credit, with winning 7 consecutive league matches. But we should not praise them too much, due to the fact there were no “real” opponents in those 7 matches. Of course they beat Heracles (3:6) and Groningen (4:1), but then again Groningen is terrible when it comes to playing on the road. Also a win against Vitesse (1:0) was a bit lucky.
All in all, yes they did win last 7 matches, but we should not get too excited, as today opponents are the well known Ajax.
FC Ajax has been a team that has been on top of Eredivisie for some years now and are currently hoping to end up on top once again. With 4 points behind PSV and 1 game in hand, Ajax will want to win this one, as if they fail to do so, their chances to win the league will decrease. At Amsterdam Arena, Ajax has a record of (10-1-1) and managed to score 34 goals, whereas conceived only 7. Looking at H2H between these two teams, Ajax won the reverse fixture (3:0). With high importance of the match and clear superiority of Ajax, who is a class above today’s opponents this will most likely end in a win for the home side.
There are no real injuries to be mentioned
Prediction: Ajax -0.75
Odds: 1.97 Pinnacle