The Eredivisie isn’t among the top five European leagues, but that doesn’t mean the competition isn’t fierce. Nine games into the season, six teams remain as title contenders with Ajax and PSV leading the bunch.
Trust me, you don’t want to miss this game. Both sides have incredibly talented rosters and their combined goal per game average is six. Let’s take a look at the latest news, stats, injury reports, and soccer betting lines for Ajax vs PSV.
Game: Ajax vs PSV
Location: Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam
Time: Sunday, 10:45 a.m. ET
TV: beIN Sports
Live Stream: fuboTV
Netherlands Eredivisie Betting Lines
|Ajax||-1½ +110||-225||3½ +105o||2½ +115o/-145u|
|PSV||+1½ -140||+575||3½ -135u||½ -220o/+175u|
Head to Head
- Previous Matches: 142
- Ajax Victories: 58 (232 goals)
- PSV Victories: 57 (233 goals)
- Draws: 27
Last season, they met three times and Ajax finished with the advantage thanks to a 1-2-0 record. The total went over three goals only in one of those meetings. Most recently, they clashed in the Dutch Super Cup, and PSV had no mercy. They won 4-0 with Noni Madueke as the Man of the Match after scoring twice.
If you were looking for a well-balanced team to include in your soccer picks, look no more. Ajax sits in first place with 22 points thanks to a 7-1-1 record, 32 goals for and only two against. No other team has scored more goals and no other team has allowed fewer goals.
Most recently, they beat Heerenveen 2-0 but their success isn’t limited to the Eredivisie. Midweek, they crushed Borussia Dortmund 4-0 in the UEFA Champions League. That’s how good they are.
They conceded only two goals in their last eight games in all competitions. Not even powerhouses such as PSG, Manchester City or Real Madrid have achieved something like that.
Sebastian Haller is the team’s top scorer with 11 goals in all competitions. He’s the main reason they have scored in all games except one.
Regarding the Eredivisie, they own a 4-0-1 record when playing at home, 4-1 against the spread and 3-2 over/under. They didn’t concede a goal until their last game. Prior to that, they won four straight with a 22-0 aggregate. Again, crazy.
All or Nothing
If there’s a team capable of fighting mano a mano with Ajax, it’s PSV. They sit in second place with a 7-0-2 record. They’re one of three teams that like to go all-in and don’t have a single draw.
Most recently, they beat Zwolle 3-1. They showed a lot of resilience after conceding a goal in the first three minutes. They didn’t stop attacking and scored all three goals in the last six minutes of the game.
“We kept believing in ourselves, piled pressure on the opposition’s defense and forced them into mistakes. But we should not make it so hard on ourselves,” said manager Roger Schmidt after the comeback.
PSV is also competing in the UEFA Europa League. Midweek, they suffered a heartbreaking last-minute defeat to AS Monaco. Beating Ajax would be the perfect way to regain confidence for what’s next.
Back in the Eredivisie, PSV has been a good betting online option when playing on the road. They own a 3-0-1 record, 2-2 against the spread and 3-1 over/under. Their mix of experienced and young players makes them a very hard team to contain.
They don’t have any player among the league’s top scorers. Nevertheless, Cody Gakpo, who’s 22, leads the league in assists with seven. There’s nothing more dangerous than a confident young player.
Final Analysis, Predictions
Expect quite a show. It’s very hard to imagine Ajax losing two straight games at home. Also, they want to take revenge after the humiliating loss in the Super Cup. PSV will put up a fight and they can’t allow Ajax to increase the gap, but it won’t be enough.
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your winning chances. Ajax have won half time/full time in four of their five home games.
Score Prediction: Ajax 3, PSV 1