The latest edition of Der Klassieker kicks off on Sunday as Feyenoord host Eredivisie champions Ajax. The Amsterdam club have wrapped up the league title and go into the derby with hopes high of doing a double over Feyenoord. Ajax are on a two-match winning streak in the Eredivisie. With three games left to play, coach Erik ten Hag does not have to play his strongest squad. Rather the in-demand coach can play some of Ajax’s youngsters.

Feyenoord currently occupy the fifth-place position in the league table. If the Rotterdam side finish in fifth place, they will qualify for the European Qualification playoffs. However, if they can reach fourth, Feyenoord would automatically qualify for the Europa League Conference. They are behind fourth-place Vitesse by five points in the current table with nine points left on the calendar.

Manager Dick Advocaat’s team have been in good form. Feyenoord are unbeaten in five of their last six games. That one defeat came on matchday 31 against ADO Den Hag. The Rotterdam club were beaten 3-2. Hopes are still high that Advocaat can get the club back in Europe and a win over bitter rivals Ajax will go a long way to making that happen.

Feyenoord’s last Der Klassieker win came in the 2018-19 season. Can they pull off another derby win on Sunday?

Feyenoord vs Ajax Betting Odds

 

Ajax claimed a narrow 1-0 win against Feyenoord in the reverse fixture. Ryan Gravenberch scored in the 22nd minute to give the Amsterdammers the lead. They didn’t look back and held firm for the victory. Despite controlling the possession with 57%, Ajax managed just two shots on target to Feyenoord’s four

The Amsterdam club go into the match on Sunday as leading sportsbooks favourite to win at full-time. Ajax are at odds of 11/19 to win the game at full-time and post a second straight win over Feyenoord in the Eredivisie. Ajax took 16 points from the last 18 on offer. They scored a brilliant 15 goals while allowing just two to opponents.

Feyenoord took nine points from the last 18 available to them. They scored eight times with six goals being conceded to opponents. Only one of their last six games finished in a loss. Leading sportsbooks have the Rotterdam club at odds of 17/4 to win the game on Sunday against Ajax at home.

Advocaat has led the team to six straight home matches without defeat. Four of those games were victories. Feyenoord have been a good team at home this term with 30 points taken from 45 on offer. They are +22 in goal difference at De Kuip. The last three derbies each ended in wins to nil.

Feyenoord vs Ajax Team News

Ten Hag has two names on the Ajax injury and suspension list going into the weekend. Defender Daley Blind is ruled out for the remainder of the season with an ankle injury. Meanwhile, defender Nicolas Tagliafico is suspended.

The big news surrounding Ajax isn’t about a player but Ten Hag’s potential exit from the club. Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing the coach to lead the team next season. Ten Hag recently signed a new contract at Ajax but could still leave the club for north London. Ten Hag has been highlighted as the perfect coach to lead Spurs after Jose Mourinho’s terrible 18 months in charge.

Advocaat has two players on the Feyenoord suspension list going into the match. Steven Berghuis and Jens Toornstra will both serve suspensions. Meanwhile, Advocaat may not have the duo of Aliou Balde and Bart Nieuwkoop available for the game. The latter has a hamstring injury that could keep him out of action.

Reports claim that Feyenoord’s attempts to resign Lutsharel Geertruida and Marcos Senesi to new contracts have not been successful. Right-back Geertruida has been a star for Feyenoord this season. His current contract expires in 18 months. Feyenoord may be forced to sell the Geertruida in the summer. Sensi could also be sold with a host of Italian clubs interested in him.

Ajax vs Feyenoord Prediction

Both teams to score: NO @ 17/10 - BET NOW

 

The last three Der Klassiekers finished with both teams not scoring and wins to nil for Ajax in all three games. Five of the last six derbies ended with both teams not scoring goals. Ajax have won their last two games to nil and go into the derby in great form. They have already lifted the league title and there is no pressure on them. Two of Feyenoord’s last four games in the league finished with both teams not scoring goals.

Sebastien Haller to score anytime @ 23/20 - BET NOW

 

Haller has nine goals in 16 league appearances for Ajax since making the move in January to the club from West Ham. He claimed his ninth goal last weekend in a 4-0 win over FC Emmen. He has three goals in the last five league matches. Had Ajax not made a clerical error and left him off the club’s Europa League roster, the Amsterdammers may have made the final.

Under 2.5 goals scored @ 19/10 - BET NOW

 

The reverse fixture between the clubs finished 1-0 with Ajax edging their rivals with a first-half goal. Feyenoord do not concede a lot of goals. Just six were allowed over the course of their last six league matches. Four of Feyenoord’s last six games finished with under 2.5 goals scored. Three of Ajax’s last four games in the Eredivisie finished with under 2.5 goals. The teams could once again play out a derby with under 2.5 goals scored, something that has occurred seven times in their last 15 matches against one another.

While Ajax have already won the Eredivisie, Feyenoord have a lot to play for. The Rotterdam club are fifth and can qualify for the Europa Conference League by finishing in fourth. A victory could take them closer to fourth-place Vitesse in the standings. Ajax want to stop the Rotterdam side and could do so for a third straight Der Klassieker.