Ajax vs Utrecht – Prediction, and Match Preview
Ajax vs Utrecht – De Godenzonen had an up-and-down season and are most likely going to lose out on playing in the UEFA Champions League the following year because they are five points behind PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie standings.
The team led by Johnny Heitinga will attempt to hold onto third position and at the very least guarantee a spot in the UEFA Europa League. They are currently in fourth place, two points ahead of AZ Alkmaar.
Ajax defeated FC Groningen on the road by a score of 2-3 on Tuesday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.
For Heitinga’s team, goals were scored by Jurrien Timber, Brian Brobbey, and Dusan Tadic. Ajax had eight shots that were on goal during the game.
In this matchup, the hosts are overwhelming favorites over FC Utrecht, who will participate in the Dutch playoffs for the Europa Conference League regardless of what transpires in the season’s final two rounds.
Last weekend, Utrecht defeated RKC Waalwijk 2-0 at home to make it four victories in the previous five Eredivisie games.
They have at least two goals in four of their previous five league away games, so it wouldn’t surprise us in the least if they scored in Amsterdam.
Ajax vs Utrecht – Betting Analysis
In the previous 33 home games versus Utrecht, Ajax had won 21, tied five, and lost seven. De Godenzonen will enter this match having defeated Utrecht twice in a row, scoring five unanswered goals in the process.
In none of the previous three head-to-head matches between these rivals, goals were scored in both halves.
Ajax’s defense line is anything from rock solid at the moment, while Utrecht has been scoring goals on the road for fun recently. Their midweek matchup with Groningen once again exposed their defensive weaknesses.
What are the top odds for this match?
Looking at the bookies’ prices in the 90 min. result market, the win for Ajax is available for 1.28, a bet on a draw is 6.5 and putting your money on the win for FC Utrecht gets you 9.8. They’re the most competitive returns on offer at the moment.
Ajax vs Utrecht – Head-to-Head
Our Prediction: Home to Win