Groningen vs Ajax – Prediction, and Match Preview
Groningen vs Ajax – FC Groningen comes into this match off a 1-1 draw with Go Ahead Eagles in the Eredivisie. Ricardo Pepi (6′) was the lone FC Groningen player to score.
For Go Ahead Eagles, Willum ór Willumsson scored in the 30th minute. In more recent games, FC Groningen has had trouble with their attacking play. Over the course of their last six games, they have only scored 4 goals against opponents.
FC Groningen has also had 11 goals scored against them in those contests. Looking at their historical performances, FC Groningen has lost all four of their previous league games vs Ajax.
In the previous three league games, they have failed to win at home. Ajax and AZ played to a scoreless draw in their previous encounter in the Eredivisie.
John Heitinga’s Ajax have scored 10 goals over the course of their past six games, giving them an average of 1.67 goals scored per game. Ajax had lost its last two league games away from home coming into this meeting.
Groningen vs Ajax – Betting Analysis
Looking at their previous head-to-head matches going back to January 26, 2020, it can be seen that FC Groningen has won two of them and Ajax has won four, with no draws. There were a ton of goals in those games as well — a total of 22, or 3.67 goals per game.
The teams’ most recent league encounter occurred in Eredivisie Match Day 2 on August 14, 2022, with Ajax defeating FC Groningen 6-1. Bas Nijhuis served as the referee for the game.
For FC Groningen manager Dennis van der Ree, Paulos Abraham and Thijmen Blokzijl will be out due to knee surgery and an ankle injury, respectively.
Peter Leeuwenburgh, Radinio Balker, Mads Bech Sörensen, Nordin Musampa, I. Dybvik Määttä, Jorg Schreuders, Johan Hove, Tomas Suslov, Luciano Valente, Oliver Antman, and Ricardo Pepi are expected to be included in Trots van het Noorden’s possible 4-2-3-1 formation for this match.
John Heitinga, the manager of Ajax, must cope with a variety of availability concerns. Ahmetcan Kaplan (torn knee ligament), Naci Ünüvar (muscle injury), and Kian Fitz-Jim (ankle injury) will not be participating in this game.
Gerónimo Rulli, Devyne Rensch, Jurrien Timber, Edson lvarez, Jorrel Hato, Davy Klaassen, Mohammed Kudus, Kenneth Taylor, Brian Brobbey, Dusan Tadic, and Steven Bergwijn are likely to start the game for de Godenzonen in a 4-3-3 formation.
We believe that FC Groningen should be able to score against this Ajax side after comparing these two teams, albeit one goal might not be as many as the goals they could allow.
What are the best odds for the game?
Checking out the betting prices for the game on the win-draw-win market, a victory for FC Groningen is best priced at 11.5, going for a drawn result is 6.6 and staking on a win for Ajax can get you 1.24. Those are the best of the prices that can be secured as of now.
Groningen vs Ajax – Head -to- Head
Our Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals