It is a massive top of the table clash between Eredivisie leader Ajax and second-place PSV Eindhoven on Sunday at the Phillips Stadion. PSV Eindhoven are six points behind Ajax in the race for the Dutch title and could pull within three points of the leaders with a win. Conversely, they could fall nine points back. Both teams go into the match in form. Ajax are on a six-game winning streak while PSV Eindhoven are unbeaten in three straight matches.
PSV Eindhoven and Ajax have met twice already this season with the latter going unbeaten in both. Their league fixture in January finished 2-2 as PSV Eindhoven gave up a two-goal lead allowing Ajax to score twice to equalise and earn a draw. PSV Eindhoven’s Eran Zahavi scored twice in the opening 21 minutes, but Ajax’s Quincy Promes and Antony scored from there to give Ajax a share of the spoils.
Ajax collected a win in the teams’ KNVB Cup match in February, 2-1. The game wasn’t as close as the scoreline suggests as Sebastien Haller bagged two goals for Ajax in the opening 24 minutes. PSV Eindhoven’s only goal came from a Jurrien Timber own goal. PSV Eindhoven’s last win versus Ajax came during the 2018-19 season at the Phillips Stadion.
Both teams were in Europa League action in midweek with PSV Eindhoven defeating Olimpiakos and Ajax winning versus Lille. While Ajax progressed to the last 16, PSV Eindhoven crashed out on away goals. The Eredivisie leaders will play Switzerland’s Young Boys in the last 16.
PSV Eindhoven vs Ajax Betting Odds
Ajax are atop the Eredivisie form table with a perfect 18 points from 18 available. Erik ten Hag’s team have been brilliant in the Dutch top flight all season long, losing on just two occasions. Ajax outscored their last six opponents 15-4.
Leading sportsbooks have Ajax at odds of 1/1 to win against PSV Eindhoven at the weekend. The last six games in all competitions between PSV Eindhoven and Ajax ended without the former winning. Ajax posted a record of 4W-2D-0L versus PSV Eindhoven.
PSV Eindhoven go into the Sunday fixture at odds of 12/5 to win at full-time and pull three points closer to Ajax at the top of the table. The Red and White took 13 points from their last 18 on offer in the division. They outscored opponents 13-6 during that time.
Roger Schmidt’s team have the Eredivisie’s best home points total in 2020-21. They have taken 30 points from 33 possible at home, scoring 27 goals and allowing just seven. Ajax are the league’s best away team with 28 points from 33 available. The Amsterdam club scored have scored 37 times on their travels while allowing six goals to opponents.
PSV Eindhoven vs Ajax Team News
Schmidt has four players suffering from injury ahead of the big top of the table clash versus Ajax. Max Romero is ruled out for the remainder of the campaign with a knee injury and will play no part in the remainder to the season. Ricard Ledezma is in the same boat and an ACL injury will keep him out for the rest of the campaign.
Cody Gakpo is set to miss the fixture. The forward is due back in March. Meanwhile, Schmidt is hopeful that forward Noni Madueke will be fit to play following a muscle injury. PSV Eindhoven midfielder Ibrahim Sangare is ruled out due to a suspension.
Ten Hag is waiting on a possible return for defender Nicolas Tagliafico. The defender is suffering from a head injury and may not be fit to play the match. Noussair Mazraoui is ruled out of the match with an eye injury. He isn’t expected back until March.
Ajax are led in goals by Dusan Tadic. He has 10 goals and 10 assists for the Dutch lead league leader. Tadic has been excellent this term for Ajax. While Tadic is the team’s leading scorer, January signing Sebastien Haller is in fine form. Haller has five goals and five assists in eight Eredivisie matches. Donyell Malen leads PSV Eindhoven in goals this season with 14. He has added six assists to his stats line.
PSV Eindhoven vs Ajax Predictions
Both teams to score: Yes @1/2 - BET NOW
Four of the last six matches between PSV Eindhoven and Ajax in all competitions finished with both teams scoring goals. Ajax have scored the league’s most goals in 2020-21 with 72 goals. PSV Eindhoven have scored the league’s second-most goals with 54. Both matches this season in the league and cup ended with both teams scoring goals and over 2.5 goals scored.
Over 2.5 goals scored @27/50 - BET
The clubs have met twice already this season in league and cup matches with over 2.5 goals scored in both games. Ajax average 3.3 goals scored per game in the Eredivisie. PSV Eindhoven average 2.3 goals per match in the Eredivisie. Four of Ajax’s last five league games saw more than 2.5 goals scored. Meanwhile, PSV Eindhoven’s last four league matches finished with over 2.5 goals tallied.
Sebastien Haller to score anytime @7/5 - BET NOW
Haller joined the club in January from Premier League club West Ham. He hit the ground running with five goals and five assists in eight Eredivisie games. Haller was not registered for the Europa League squad due to a clerical error by the club. He will be deployed in attack on Sunday another goal. Three of his five league goals have come in his last two matches.
Ajax have been brilliant against Ajax over their last six matches in all competitions. There is belief that an Ajax win, which would stretch their league lead to nine points, would end PSV Eindhoven’s title chances. The visitors have been excellent on the road and despite PSV Eindhoven’s good home record, should get a result. Ajax may not win on Sunday but should at least keep a six-point distance between themselves and PSV Eindhoven.
PSV vs Ajax Tips
Here are our PSV vs Ajax top tips for Sunday's Eredivisie game at Philips Stadion.
- Both teams to score: Yes @1/2 - BET NOW
- Over 2.5 goals scored @27/50 - BET
- Sebastien Haller to score anytime @7/5 - BET NOW
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