Football Predictions shows Sunday’s Eredivisie clash between Ajax and Groningen, including hunches, betting tips and possible lineups.
Ajax enter your facility with Groningen on Sunday, with the aim of strengthening the leadership position in the Eredivisie classification.
Meanwhile, the visitors have a streak of four games without losing in the Dutch first division, placing the club three points from fourth place.
Entering the final phase of last week’s clash with rivals PSV Eindhoven, it looked like Ajax was on the verge of losing its 11-game winning streak in all competitions and subsequently allowing PSV to return to the title race.
However, after seeing the home team deny the second goal by VAR, the leaders scored a penalty at the last minute through Dusan Tadic, delivering a hammer blow to his opponents.
Although the difference remains just six points, there is a feeling that PSV lost the chance to remain in the race for the first division title, mainly because they played one game more than Ajax.
Erik ten HagThe team is totally focused on winning the treble, an objective facilitated by the victory over Heerenveen in the KNVB Beker semifinals in the middle of the week.
Ajax have now avoided defeat on the domestic stage since December 5 and it is difficult to see any of their opponents stopping them in their path.
From Groningen’s point of view, the team can gain confidence by having the second best defensive history in the division, thanks to their recent performances.
Only one goal was sent in four games, leaving Danny BuijsTeam with a history of just 24 goals conceded in so many other matches this season.
Trots van het Noorden also defeated Ajax in the reverse clash in October, a result that contributed to Groningen having one of the best returns at home.
However, in addition to scoring just three goals in the last five games, Groningen have also failed to win any of their last three away games.
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Ajax is expected to run out of defenses again Noussair Mazraoui and Nicolas Tagliafico through injury.
Even with a tie in the Europa League round of 16 against Young Boys on the horizon, Ten Hag is unlikely to indicate a weakened team for this game.
Buijs must decide whether to give teen striker a chance Paulos Abraham, who scored his first senior goal off the bench against Fortuna Sittard.
Jorgen Strand Larsen he hopes to maintain his position in the team, as long as he has recovered from the blow that forced him to retreat at halftime.
Possible initial Ajax lineup:
Stekelenburg; Rensch, Timber, Martinez, Blind; Alvarez, Gravenberch; Antony, Klaassen, Tadic, Haller
Possible initial line-up for Groningen:
Padt; Dankerlui, Te Wierik, Itakura, Hintum; Kaam, Schreck; Cruz, Suslov, Hankouri; Larsen
Probability: Ajax 3-0 Groningen
After almost failing PSV, complacency is unlikely to be an important factor for Ajax until the end of the season. With that in mind, we are supporting the home team to reach victory, their cause helped by some initial blows.
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