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Utrecht vs Ajax predictions for Sunday’s match in the Eredivisie. Utrecht have the unenviable task of playing host to the league leaders Ajax in the Eredivisie this weekend and will be expecting a tough challenge from the champions-elect. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

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Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 8/15

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Ajax 3-1 @ 11/1

Reason For Utrecht vs Ajax Predictions

  • Over 2.5 goals have been scored in 5 of the last 7 meetings between these two clubs.
  • Over 2.5 goals have been scored in 5 of Utrecht’s last 6 matches.
  • Over 2.5 goals have been scored in 4 of Ajax’s last 6 matches.
  • Ajax have won 5 of their last 7 matches against Utrecht.

Utrecht have already lost four home games this season

Utrecht were held to a 1-1 draw away at struggling VVV last weekend while Ajax made a swift return to winning ways as they beat arch-rivals PSV 1-0 in Amsterdam, meaning the gap between these two clubs increased to 16pts. Ajax head into Sunday’s clash as the form favourites having won five of their last six matches but Utrecht are unbeaten since returning from the winter break and are unlikely to go down without a fight this weekend.

Ajax have won five of the pairs’ last seven meetings and over 2.5 goals have been produced in five of those seven encounters, so you can begin to see why we have backed Ajax to claim a 3-1 win on Sunday. Over 2.5 goals have also been scored in five of Utrecht’s and four of Ajax’s last six competitive and non-competitive matches, which is another reason we are expecting goals from Sunday’s match.

Utrecht have been hit and miss in their own backyard this season, picking up six wins and suffering four defeats from ten home games, while Ajax have secured six wins on the road and have only lost twice on their travels. The visitors average 2.00 points per away game and have a 60% win ratio on the road, while Utrecht have lost 40% of their home games which is way above the league average of 28%.

Both of these teams score goals on a regular basis

Ajax score an average of 2.50 goals per away game and concede an average of 1.30 goals, with the visitors away games producing an average of 3.80 total goals and the hosts’ home games averaging 3.30 total goals. Over 2.5 goals have been scored in 80% of Utrecht’s home games as well as in 70% of Ajax’s away games, and we have backed a total of 4-goals to be scored this weekend.

Both teams have scored in 80% of Ajax’s away games which is why we have backed Utrecht to get on the scoreboard this Sunday, but the visitors scoring power on the road suggests they have more than enough in them to win this game 3-1. Ajax have netted 25 goals on the road which is more than Utrecht have scored in their own backyard (23), but the visitors have only kept clean sheets in a mere 10% of their away trip and Utrecht have only failed to score in 20% of their home matches.

Exactly 4-goals have been scored in 30% of Utrecht’s home games and a majority of Ajax’s wins this season (13) have been obtained with a margin of 2 goals or more, adding further weight to our prediction for a 3-1 away win this weekend. Ajax have conceded over twice as many goals on the road as they have in their own backyard but have scored so many goals on the road that they are used to winning on their travels without keeping a clean sheet.

We’re confident that over 2.5 goals will be produced in Sunday’s clash and we have predicted a final scoreline of 3-1 in favour of Ajax. The visitors are the form favourites and will be keen to make up for their last result on the road, and Utrecht are going to have to play to their very best to get something out of this game.

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