With PSV against Ajax, there is a cracker in the Netherlands! Amsterdam travel as league leaders and are six points ahead of their upcoming opponents, who are in second place in the Eredivisie table. In addition, the two best offensive lines in the league-wide comparison face each other. The ingredients for an exciting clash could hardly be more plentiful.
For the match at the Philips Stadium between PSV Eindhoven and Ajax Amsterdam, the tip is for Sebastien Haller to score for the visitors.
Amsterdam have not won in Eindhoven for almost five years
However, the 1995 Champions League winners’ away record in this clash is much less friendly. Their last win was almost five years ago and in the meantime they have lost three times and shared the points once. For the new edition of PSV Eindhoven against Ajax Amsterdam, the odds still favour the visitors – even if only in a moderate form.
PSV Eindhoven – Ajax Amsterdam Netherlands Predictions & Live Odds
Eindhoven must be attack-minded in their upcoming clash with Ajax. The visitors have six points more, which is why, given Amsterdam’s dominance compared to the rest of the league, only a three-goal win will really help PSV in their fight for the title.
Of course, it is helpful for last year’s fourth-placed team that Mario Götze, an important offensive player, has returned to the Red and Whites’ squad. For the match between PSV Eindhoven and Ajax Amsterdam, however, the forecast includes a goal by Sebastien Haller for the visitors.
In contrast to his team-mates, the Frenchman can play fresh, as he is condemned to watch due to a formal error when registering for the competition. In addition, the new winter signing from West Ham has meanwhile returned to his exceptional level of performance: Haller scored in the last two league games and even twice last weekend against Sparta Rotterdam!
On top of that, he scored both goals for his new employers in the recent 2-1 win in the cup against their upcoming opponents, which means he has scored in the last three competitive games. Our betting partners offer odds of 2.38 on Haller scoring in the clash between PSV Eindhoven and Ajax Amsterdam. If you are looking for a value tip we would suggest you go for
Both teams to score – see the live odds below:
PSV Eindhoven – Statistics & current form
The “lamps” already competed in the Europa League this week. In the second leg against Olympiakos, the Rood-Witten recorded a 2:1. This was just not enough to stay in the competition, as the first leg had been lost with 2:4.
In league play, coach Roger Schmidt’s team has again been largely consistent. Four weeks ago they suffered their third defeat of the season against Feyenoord and a short time later a disappointing draw at second-bottom Den Haag, but at least the latter draw against the underdogs was very unfortunate.
The game was clearly dominated, but PSV missed a penalty and conceded a goal in injury time. The game was quickly put behind them and last weekend they won 3:1 at home against Vitesse. Mario Götze shone especially brightly here.
As a substitute, the ex-Borussian scored the two decisive goals shortly before the end of the game. Götze had been unavailable in recent weeks due to injury, but now the 28-year-old is back on board and apparently fit. With five goals in just nine league games, the 2014 World Cup hero has undoubtedly acclimatised well to the 24-time champions of the country.
Philips Stadium is a fortress
Eindhoven will also rely on their home strength: Only one of eleven games on home soil was lost against Alkmaar in mid-January. Instead, all other matches were won and no team in the Eredivisie scores more points at home than the 1988 European Champions Cup winners.
The attack is reliable, with an average of 2.45 own goals at the Philips Stadium. In the offensive department, the talent Donyell Malen is particularly efficient: With 14 goals, the 22-year-old Dutchman is second in the scoring charts and Malen is delivering a double-digit goal haul for the third season in a row with the “Boeren”!
More than three goals and cheering on both sides?
In view of the strong offensive departments of PSV Eindhoven and Ajax Amsterdam, the odds on more than 2.5 goals and goals on both sides are also promising. At Unibet, odds of 1.72 are available. The provider is also currently offering an attractive Unibet new customer bonus.
The additional value tip is supported by the two previous encounters this year, in which this course of play was observed in each case.
Predicted line-up of PSV Eindhoven:
Mvogo – Baumgartl – Viergever – Rosario – Dumfries – Mauro Junior – Max – Galaviz – Sangare – Zahavi – Malen
Ajax Amsterdam – Statistics & current form
Ajax coach Erik ten Haag and his team are also currently facing a double burden in the Europa League. In the continental competition, Amsterdam faced Lille at home last Thursday evening. After a 2-1 away win in the north of France, the Great Danes were beaten again with the same result.
The reigning Eredivisie champions are also on course to defend their title. No team scores more goals and concedes less than the two-time World Cup winners.
Newcomer Haller turns up the heat more and more
In the offensive, moreover, the recent winter transfer phase has seen yet another addition: We are talking about Sebastien Haller, who was signed from West Ham. The French-born player, who has recently started playing for the Ivory Coast, never really got on in the Premier League, but has now returned to his old strength.
After eight league appearances, Haller has five goals to his name. The 26-year-old already proved that he feels at home in the Eredivisie during his time with Utrecht. The striker played for the “Domstedelingen” between 2014 and 2017 and did so with enormous success, as a 50 per cent rate of 45 goals in 90 games clearly shows.
Against PSV, the record-breaking acquisition will also be rested as the 34-time Dutch champions have not registered him for the Europa League, meaning his footballing prowess is currently limited to domestic competitions.
Ajax Amsterdam’s likely line-up:
Stekelenburg – Martinez – Rensch – Timber – Tagliafico – Blind – Klaasen – Alvarez – Antony – Haller – Tadic