Kick Off: Sunday 14th April
Live on Bet365 Streaming 3.30pm
On Sunday afternoon two Dutch giants meet in what is always a spectacle to behold for European football. Ajax vs PSV is one of the great fixtures that football fans look forward as the two greatest sides in Holland put their attacking prowess on display for the world to see. We’re giving you the run down on all of the pre-match action leading into this top 2 battle!
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Ajax currently top the Eredivisie but a lead of only 3 points and an inferior goal difference compared to their opponents today could see them be knocked off top spot with a loss. It’s without doubt that they take the better form into this game. They’ve had 5 straight wins in the league and are undefeated in their last 9 games in this competition. They’ll also be spurred on by the fact that they saw off PSV 3-1 in the previous fixture back in December.
One thing we have to consider here though is that Ajax haven’t won at PSV since 2007. Their last 5 visits here have seen them grab 3 draws but also lose 4-3 and back in the 08-09 season when they were battered 6-2.
Teams can change, managers can change and circumstances can change, but these kind of statistics make you wonder if it’s actually possible for Ajax to pick up anything more than a point from this game.
PSV’s form has been somewhat indifferent but one constant has been their reliable home form. They’ve won their last 4 consecutive games at the Philips Stadion and have conceded only 1 goal in the process in a 7-1 thrashing of Utrecht a few weeks ago. 36 of their 60 points have been collected on home soil and they’ve dropped only 6 points here this season. This certainly backs up the evidence that PSV could pull off a result here.
The bookies make PSV favourites for this fixture and rightly so given the above. Moving top of the league come 5PM on Sunday evening looks to be in their own hands. They are certainly capable of pulling off a result against the league leaders and if they play like they have in the majority of their home games this season, I can see nothing other than PSV sitting top of the league after this game.
Regardless of who wins or who loses though we’re certainly in for an entertaining game. A total of 57 goals have been scored in 14 games at PSV this season and not a single one of them has resulted in a draw. With 10 goals in the last 2 meetings between the pair, we can expect a glut of goal mouth action this weekend in the Eredivisie.