10th January 2021 – 16:45, Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam
The highlight of the Eredivisie is the clash between Ajax and PSV on Sunday afternoon. These two rivals are the biggest title contenders this season, and they will search for three points to end this round on the top spot.
Match Preview & Team News
Ajax is the current leader in the Eredivisie as they are one point clear from their upcoming rivals. The home side spilled some points lately but still managed to remain at the top. Erik Ten Hag’s side failed to a surprising 2:1 defeat against Twente in early December and also picked up just a point away to Willem II in the latest round. Ajax also was unable to secure a place in the Champions League knockout stage, and we will see them competing in Europa League this spring. Dusan Tadic and the lads have been lethal for oppositions’ goalkeepers as they scored 52 goals in 14 rounds played so far. On the other hand, their defense is the tightest in the league and conceded only ten times. Except for the already mentioned defeat against Twente, Ajax celebrated in all other matches played at Johan Cruijff Arena. In seven games at their ground, Ajax netted 25 goals, which is almost four per game on average. With three points from this one, the hosts can increase their advantage over the major challenges in the title race.
PSV enjoys an excellent run lately as they haven’t suffered a defeat 12 times in a row in all competitions. During that streak, Roger Schmidt’s side failed to win only twice. The visitors secured a place in the Europa League knockout stage and are active in the title battle. PSV celebrated five straight victories, and although they managed to keep the clean sheet only once, Donyell Malen and the lads have been scoring three goals per game on average in that period. However, the visitors haven’t been too confident when playing away from home as they booked three victories from seven outings. Nevertheless, if they get back with all three points from De Topper, they will take over the top spot on the table.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
We haven’t seen much from visitors in head to head clashes of these two sides lately. Fans saw the last away victory in De Topper almost five years ago. PSV suffered four straight defeats at Johan Cruijff Arena and scored only once during that course. We expect hosts to book another important victory and remain the top-placed team in Eredivisie.
Goals Market Prediction
Despite having been putting poor displays in Amsterdam lately, PSV will try to remain undefeated, and their confidence is high due to excellent performances recently. We believe they can finally score at Johan Cruijff Arena, and nets shouldn’t remain intact in this derby match.
Ajax vs PSV
Ajax to win @ 1.70
BTTS Yes @ 1.55
Correct score 3:1 @ 13.00