Ajax take their three-match Eredivisie winning streak to Groningen on Saturday. The Amsterdam club are first in the Eredivisie table with two points separating them from second-place PSV Eindhoven. Ajax simply need to win their remaining seven Eredivisie matches to lift another league title.
Groningen are eighth in the Eredivisie table ahead of Saturday’s home match with the reigning champions from Amsterdam. The Pride of the North are on a five-match unbeaten streak in the Eredivisie. The team is currently well off the pace of the European qualification places. Groningen are a solid midtable Eredivisie team and they can certainly cause problems for Ajax on Saturday.
The last two matches between these teams played at Groningen’s Euroborg Stadium finished as wins for the home side. Although Ajax won the teams’ two most recent meetings, those games were played at home rather than at the Euroborg Stadium.
Ajax are on a three-match league winning streak. They are fresh off of a 3-2 win in the derby versus Feyenoord. Groningen won 3-1 versus Utrecht last time out in the league.
Groningen vs Ajax Betting Odds
Groningen are unbeaten in five straight games in the Eredivisie. The Pride of the North picked up 11 points from the last 18 points available in the league. They outscored their last six opponents 10-7. Groningen’s last two games finished as wins against NEC Nijmegen and Utrecht.
Bookies’ best betting odds on a Groningen win at full-time are 11/1. Groningen won at the Euroborg last season 1-0. The last two games at the Euroborg Stadium finished as Groningen wins versus Ajax. Groningen’s last two matches at home in the Eredivisie finished as wins.
Ajax took 15 points from the last 18 points available in the league. They outscored their last six opponents 16-8. Each of Ajax’s last three games in the league finished as wins. Erik ten Hag’s team was eliminated from the Champions League in the round of 16. The Amsterdam club can still win the Eredivisie and the KNVB Cup. Ajax will play PSV Eindhoven in the cup final.
Bookies’ best betting odds on an Ajax win are at 1/4. Ajax are on a two-match winning streak versus Groningen, but both of those games were played at home. Bookies’ best betting odds on a draw at full-time are at 11/2.
Groningen vs Ajax Team News
Ten Hag has several players on the injury list at Ajax heading into the game with Groningen. Defender Jurrien Timber is a doubt with an injury. Fellow defender Lisandro Martinez has a muscle injury, but could return to the team in time for the match. Goalkeeper Remko Pasveer has a broken finger and may not be available.
Ten Hag has had issues with goalkeeper fitness this season. Goalkeeper Jay Gorter is a doubt while Maarten Stekelenburg is ruled out for the remainder of the campaign. Midfielder Sean Klaiber is a doubt to make the squad.
Ajax have the Eredivisie’s best away points total with 32 points from 13 games. They have scored 28 away goals and conceded six times to opponents on the road.
Groningen manager Adrie Poldervaart has two players on the injury list. Goalkeeper Jan Hoekstra is a doubt to make the squad. Defender Radinio Balker is a doubt for the fixture. Groningen are led in goals by Jorgen Strand Larsen with 11. Groningen have scored 35 goals this season and conceded 37 times. At home, Groningen have scored 14 times and conceded 12 goals to opponents.
Groningen vs Ajax H2H
Ajax claimed a 3-0 win at the Johan Cruyff Arena earlier this season. Edson Alvarez opened the scoring in the 40th minute. Antony added a second goal on 56 minutes and Noussair Mazraoui added a third in the 81st minute.
Ajax have had a solid head-to-head record against Groningen over the course of the teams’ last 10 encounters. However, Groningen did win their last two home matches versus Ajax. Ajax’s head-to-head record against Groningen across the last 10 meetings is 7W-1D-2L.
Six of the last nine games between these teams in the Eredivisie finished with over 2.5 goals. Five of the last 10 Eredivisie games between these sides ended with both teams scoring goals. Ajax have the Eredivisie’s best away points total with 32 points from 13 games. They have scored 28 away goals and conceded six times to opponents on the road.
Groningen vs Ajax Betting Tips
Ajax to win to nil @ 23/20
Ajax won 3-0 against Groningen when these teams met earlier this season. Four of the last seven meetings between these teams ended as wins to nil for Ajax. Groningen have scored 35 times this season in the Eredivisie. Although they are on a good run of form, they are playing the league’s best team. Our betting tips prediction is for Ajax to win to nil.
Sebastien Haller to score first @ 3/1
Ajax striker Sebastien Haller leads the Eredivisie with 20 goals. He has accounted for 25% of Ajax’s goals in the league division. Haller scored in each of Ajax’s last three Eredivisie games, bagging four goals during that three-match timeframe. Our betting tips prediction is for Haller to score first for Ajax against Groningen.
Ajax to win and over 2.5 goals @ 4/6
Six of the last nine games between these teams in the Eredivisie finished with over 2.5 goals. Our betting tips prediction is for Ajax and Groningen to combine for over 2.5 goals on Saturday with Ajax claiming a win. Ajax’s last three Eredivisie matches finished as wins with over 2.5 goals scored. All three of those games ended in 3-2 win for Ajax.
Groningen’s last two matches in the Eredivisie finished with over 2.5 goals scored. The Pride of the North conceded three times to Ajax in the reverse fixture as the Amsterdammers won the fixture 3-0. Our betting tips prediction is for Ajax to win with over 2.5 goals, just like in the reverse fixture. The win will keep Ajax ahead of PSV Eindhoven in the title race.