Ajax vs PSV prediction comes before the 21st Eredivisie round matchup. This game will be played on Sunday, February 2, at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In this match preview, we bring you betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two teams.
Ajax vs PSV Betting Tips
Ajax are at the very top of the table in the Dutch Eredivisie with 47 points. Their biggest rival, PSV, are in the 5th spot with 11 points fewer. This, however, does not mean that Ajax are safe at the top. They have just 3 points more than AZ Alkmaar, meaning that in order to stay in the 1st position, they need to keep on playing well.
The trouble is that they haven’t been playing too well lately. In fact, Ajax have lost 3 out of previous 5 league games. One of those defeats was the loss to Willem II which was played at Johan Cruijff Arena. That match was their first and only home defeat of the season. If it weren’t for that game, Ajax would be the only team in the league with a 100% winning score at home. This way, their home record is 9 wins and 1 defeat.
Playing at home means that they are even bigger favorites against PSV. Their opponent hasn’t been too great on the road. In fact, PSV is the 8th best team when away performances are concerned. In addition, PSV also have a pretty poor record when it comes to playing in Amsterdam. Ajax have won in each of the previous three games with PSV played at Johan Cruijff Arena.
Another reason why Ajax are expected to put an end to their poor run is that PSV have just sold one of their best players to Tottenham. Steven Bergwijn, a forward who was PSV’s second-top scorer this season, has moved to the Spurs for €32. And their top scorer, Donyell Malen is going to miss this game due to an injury.
Speaking of injuries, Ajax also have some problems. Actually, they have more injured players than their rival. However, Ajax also have a much longer bench than PSV, so those injuries should not bother them too much.
Our Ajax vs PSV Prediction: Ajax
Ajax vs PSV Correct Prediction: 2:0
Ajax Form and Latest News
This team has lost 3 out of 5 previous Eredivisie games, but they did great in the cup, beating Spakenburg 7:0. Sure, that was a game against a much weaker opponent, but the result can certainly be used as something they can build on. They did, however, lose to Groningen in the following match, which has probably had a bad impact on their confidence. Still, against PSV, they are going to have huge support from the stands, which can help them a lot.
PSV Form and Latest News
They have been playing fairly well lately in the league, but when it comes to the manpower, they are nowhere near Ajax this season. This is why their fans shouldn’t’ keep their hopes up about this game. PSV just don’t look like a team that could bring points from their trip to the Dutch capital.
Ajax vs PSV Predicted Lineups
Ajax predicted lineup: Onana – Veltman, Martinez, Mazraoui, Tagliafico – Gravenberch, Eiting, van de Beek – Promes, Babel, Tadic
PSV predicted lineup: Unnerstall – Schwaab, Hendrix, Dumfries, Viergever – Rosario, Affelai, Ihattaren, Bruma, Gakpo – Lammers
Other Ajax vs PSV betting tips:
Ajax to win to nil @1.90
HT-FT 1-1 @2.00