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Feyenoord Welcomes Ajax with Eredivisie First Place on Line

Ajax is used to being at the top, but Feyenoord is not. In fact, Feyenoord only won one Eredivisie title in the last 20 seasons. On the other hand, Ajax won eight.

After 16 games, both, along with PSV, are locked in an epic battle for first place. The winner of this match could climb to the top if PSV doesn’t beat Waalwijk. Feyenoord comes in as the betting online underdog +300 despite playing at home.

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FEYENOORD VS AJAX 2021 EREDIVISIE FIXTURE 17

Feyenoord Living the Dream

Let’s be honest, nobody saw it coming. Maybe close relatives, but that’s it. I’m talking about Feyenoord having such a good season. I mean, last season they finished in fifth place, 29 points behind first place.

But that’s why we love sports because things can change in a bit. Feyenoord is sitting in third place with 36 points, same as Ajax, thanks to an 11-3-2 record. They also own the second-best defensive record in the league after allowing 15 goals.

Most recently, they drew 1-1 to Groningen. That was their ninth straight game without losing. During that span, they scored in all games but one and finished with a clean sheet five times. If you were waiting for the perfect time to include Feyenoord in your soccer picks, this is it.

Individually, Bryan Linssen is also having a fantastic season. He leads the league in scoring with 10 goals. Guus Til and Luis Sinisterra are algo among the top scorers with nine and seven goals respectively.

Feyenoord isn’t playing in any major continental tournament. That has allowed them to focus on winning the domestic title.

Feyenoord predicted lineup: Justin Bijlow; Marcus Pedersen, Gernot Trauner, Marcos Senesi, Tyrell Malacia; Fredrik Aursnes, Orkun Kokcu, Jens Toornstra, Guus Til, Luis Sinisterra; Bryan Linssen.

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Ajax Aiming High

Winning the Eredivisie title is always on Ajax’s to do list. This season, they’re also aiming for the UCL title. Before you laugh, Ajax advanced to the Round of 16 with an unbeaten record, 20 goals for and only five against.

I mentioned this because competing at a high level in two demanding competitions isn’t easy. That’s the kind of thing that only a powerhouse can do.

Domestically, Ajax is sitting in second place, but there’s more. We’re talking about the top scoring team with 49 goals, nine more than PSV. That’s not all, they also own the best defensive record after allowing only four goals! Four goals in 16 games, that’s crazy.

They recently lost 2-1 to AZ despite finishing the game with 23 shots, eight on target. They also won possession with 66 percent. Summing up, Ajax will always fight until the last whistle. That’s why you’ll never be wrong by including them in your soccer betting ticket.

If Feyenoord has Linssen, Ajax has Sebastian Haller. He has scored 10 goals in the Eredivisie and another 10 in the UCL. That’s right, Haller has scored more goals than all mighty Robert Lewandowski. Be sure to remember his name.

Ajax predicted lineup: Remko Pasveer; Devyne Rensch, Jurrien Timber, Lisandro Martinez, Daley Blind; Edson Alvarez, Ryan Gravenberch, Antony, Steven Berghuis, Dusan Tadic; Sebastian Haller.

Feyenoord vs Ajax Head to Head

  • Previous Matches: 142
  • Feyenoord Victories: 33 (199 goals)
  • Ajax Victories: 71 (304 goals)
  • Draws: 38

Ajax won its last three meetings with Feyenoord without conceding a single goal. That includes last season’s Eredivisie meetings. First, they won 1-0 at home with a goal from Gravenberch. Later, they won 3-0 on the road with two own goals included.

You can always expect a fierce battle between these two. Just to give you an example, the last time they met, both finished the game with 10 players.

Feyenoord vs Ajax Game Information

  • Date: Sunday, December 19
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. ET
  • Location: Stadion Feijenoord
  • AC Milan vs Napoli Live Stream: fuboTV

Feyenoord vs Ajax Betting Lines

Team Handicap Moneyline Over/Under Team Total
Feyenoord +½ -105 +300 3 -120o 1½ +165o/-210u
Ajax -½ -125 -135 3 -110u 1½ -160o/+130u
Draw +325

Feyenoord vs Ajax Prediction

The Eredivisie isn’t among the top five European leagues, but trust me, you don’t want to miss this game. Especially if you’re a sports betting enthusiast.

Both are extremely motivated. First place will be on the line. First place in the Golden Boot race will also be on the line. At the end of the day, Ajax is the better team, but Feyenoord won’t go down easy.

Score Prediction: Ajax 3, Feyenoord 2

Pick: Over 3 at -120

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