Ajax (W) (@2.45) vs Twente (W) (@2.3)
21-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Twente (W) will win

Ajax (W) – Twente (W) Match Prediction | 21-09-2019 13:30

Tadic will be hoping he can recreate his goal-scoring form of last season which saw the Serb end the campaign as joint top scorer in the Eredivisie, alongside PSVs Luuk de Jong, while Vitesse will be hoping that striker Tim Matav avoids injury this season as his goals will likely make the difference between being in and not being in European competition next season.

Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the APOEL v Ajax game - as well as up-to-date odds. Lets see. Our feeling is that APOEL will really need to work well to break down this Ajax outfit who we reckon should score at least once to put them ahead. Were therefore tipping a very even contest with a 0-1 victory for Ajax at the end of this game.

Reason For Ajax vs FC Twente Betting Tips

Thats why were backing over 2.5 Ajax goals, which is evens with bet365. Theyve conceded three or more in five of their last seven visits, including their last three. Ajax average 2.5 goals per game at home, while theyve scored three or more in 41% of league matches at this ground. To make matters worse for Twente, they have an awful record at this ground. Their last eight Eredivisie matches here have seen them rack up 26 goals, and now theyre a wounded side in need of a response.

Ajax have a good recent record against Vitesse but havent kept many clean sheets of late, while the hosts have struggled for wins and clean sheets over the last month and will find it tough against a side that has just claimed its first piece of silverware for the season. Were confident that Ajax will win and both teams will score on Saturday and have predicted a final scoreline of 2-1.

Jong ran out surprise 2-5 winners in Novembers reverse contest at De Grolsch Veste, so Marino Pusics side will be fired up to gain revenge and ensure that they return to Enschede as confirmed champions for their Easter Monday clash with Jong AZ. Twente need just three more points from their remaining four games to mathematically guarantee the title and automatic promotion to Eredivisie, but they have a really sticky fixture coming up this Friday evening as they head to Amsterdam to face Jong Ajax.

Today's Tips

Ajax is the breeding ground for many of the world's best young players, and once again they looked to have found one in Justin Kluivert. They have done a great managing him and easing him in, and his hat trick last weekend against NAC looks to be his official coming out party. Like his father, the 18 year old has immense skill and pace and will be a handful for years to come. Don't be surprised to see more goals fly in here.

Theres still a huge gulf between these two, with 21 points separating them. They have managed to win 14 of their last 15 matches at the Amsterdam Arena in all competitions, and that momentum should be enough to carry them through this clash. The hosts are likely to have far too much for sixth placed Twente, a side who have won just 25% of their away games, despite sitting three points off fourth place. Ajax should expect to get all three points this weekend, seeing as theyve won 75% of their matches at home in the Eredivisie.

24 year old Belgian goalkeeper Jorn Brondeel is the man to keep an eye on here. Assaidi is a great player up top, but if he scores it won't matter if Ajax have scored three or four. The stopper has just two clean sheets this season and has given up 25 goals so far. He was great in the second division last season, but this has been a tough step up for him.

Match Schedule

Both teams have netted at least once in 31 of their 34 games this season, whilst Jongs last three in the league have produced a whopping 17 goals. Twente do usually keep things extremely tight on their travels but shipped four in Waalwijk a fortnight ago, so there may be some legs in over 3.5 goals here at around evens with a 2-2 correct score also predicted. The reverse fixture was a wide open affair as you may expect from a 2-5 scoreline, and this Fridays encounter has a feel of goals about it too.

Both teams scored in four of Vitesses and five of Ajaxs last six matches, which is why were backing the visitors to claim a 2-1 win this weekend. The head to head record between these two teams and their form and performances heading into Saturdays first game of the season, all points towards an Ajax win with both teams to score. Ajax have won four of their last six matches against Vitesse and three of the pairs last four encounters have seen both teams score. Vitesse have only won one of their last six matches, while Ajax have won four of their last six.

Vitesse claimed fifth spot in the table last season but have merely replaced outgoing players in the transfer window rather than improved their squad and, as a result, Saturdays hosts are unlikely to challenge the top four this time around. Despite losing some key players over the summer, Ajax claimed the first silverware of the new season as they defeated rivals PSV in the Super Cup and will now be aiming to get their title defence off to a winning start as well.