Can Ajax beat Heracles in Johan Cruijff Arena clash?

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Competition: Netherlands Eredivisie
Competition: Sun 22.November
Match begins: 11:15 (UTC)
Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena (54990 seats)

1st position in the Eredivisie table for Ajax so far, a good performance. The home supporters hope for more joy as 10th-placed Heracles visits Johan Cruijff Arena.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

It should be mentioned that Heracles play their home matches on artifical turf, so they have to adjust for this one as it's played on grass. Does it matter? Recent statistics for Heracles on grass are 4 victories, 5 draws and 16 defeats from 25 games. In these matches they have a goal statistics scored/conceded: 23-57. You can compare this with overall results below.

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Ajax form and stats

When playing at home in the Eredivisie, Ajax, who have the most scored goals (32) in Eredivisie, have managed 4 wins, 0 draws and suffered 0 defeats from 4 games. The team is doing great wherever they are playing as Ajax has won four games in a row. The FC Groningen match was the last time out without a victory.

It's back home for Ajax, who return with a good feeling about themselves after beating FC Utrecht away with the result 3-0. Quincy Promes, Davy Klaassen and Dušan Tadić found the net in that victory. In the game before, an away victory in the Champions League match versus Midtjylland with a 2-1 scoreline.

Some members of the home team might already be thinking of their next match, the Champions League game versus Midtjylland in only three days. This game is also played here at Johan Cruijff Arena.

Ajax always seem capable of creating a buzz here at Johan Cruijff Arena with 15 goals in 4 league games. On the other hand, Ajax have conceded 4 goals.

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Heracles form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team, who have the the worst goal difference (-8) away in Eredivisie, on their Eredivisie travels is 0 wins, 1 draw and 3 defeats.

Heracles lost away at VVV-Venlo (2-3) in their previous game and are perhaps starting to feel homesick. Before that, Heracles secured a home win against FC Utrecht with the score 4-1.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Heracles as they have only managed to score 3 times from 4 away games in the league. The opposition has been scoring high and low on Heracles's goalkeeper in away games this season, as they have let in 11 goals in 4 travels.

Head 2 Head

Head-to-head totals (for the last ten meetings): Ajax won five games, two matches ended with a draw and Heracles has three wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: three / seven

Top Goalscorers

HeraclesR. Vloet
R. Vloet
7 goals
AjaxD. Tadić
D. Tadić
6 goals
AjaxL. Traore
L. Traore
5 goals

Ajax missing players

Heracles missing players

Ajax Heracles
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
8 4 0 Played P 1 4 8
7 4 0 Won W 0 0 2
0 0 0 Drew D 0 1 2
1 0 0 Lost L 1 3 4
32 15 0 Scored S 0 3 10
5 4 0 Conceded C 3 11 14
100% 100% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
75% 100% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 88%
75% 100% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 75% 50%
38% 50% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 50% 38%
38% 50% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 25% 25%
38% 75% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 50% 50%
50% 25% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 12%
12% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 100% 50% 38%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.2 1.2 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1 1 1.5
2 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
175 85 0 Total Shots T S 1 32 102
66 30 0 Shots on Target S O 0 8 29
48% 50% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 38% 34%
Key stats in Eredivisie this season:
  • Ajax has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (1) in Eredivisie
  • Ajax has the most scored goals (15) at home in Eredivisie
  • Ajax has the most scored goals (32) in Eredivisie
  • Ajax has the most scored goals in the first half (13) in Eredivisie
  • Ajax has the most scored goals in the second half (19) in Eredivisie
  • Ajax has the the best goal difference (+11) at home in Eredivisie
  • Ajax has the the best goal difference (+27) in Eredivisie
  • Ajax have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Ajax have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Ajax have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Ajax have scored more than double the goals of Heracles.
  • Ajax have won all their matches at home so far.
  • Ajax haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • All of Ajax's home-matches have had more than 2,5 goals.
  • All of Heracles's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Heracles has the the worst goal difference (-8) away in Eredivisie
  • Heracles have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Heracles have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Heracles have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Heracles have yet to win a game away.
  • Heracles haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Ajax 8 7 0 1 32 5 4 4 0 0 15 4 4 3 0 1 17 1 27 21
2 Vitesse 8 7 0 1 17 5 4 4 0 0 10 2 4 3 0 1 7 3 12 21
3 PSV 8 6 1 1 19 5 4 4 0 0 11 1 4 2 1 1 8 4 14 19
4 Feyenoord 8 5 3 0 19 9 4 2 2 0 8 4 4 3 1 0 11 5 10 18
5 FC Twente 8 5 2 1 20 8 4 3 1 0 11 3 4 2 1 1 9 5 12 17
6 SC Heerenveen 8 5 1 2 16 11 4 3 0 1 7 3 4 2 1 1 9 8 5 16
7 FC Groningen 8 4 1 3 9 10 4 2 1 1 4 4 4 2 0 2 5 6 -1 13
8 AZ Alkmaar 7 2 5 0 18 12 3 1 2 0 6 3 4 1 3 0 12 9 6 11
9 FC Utrecht 7 2 3 2 8 11 4 2 1 1 6 6 3 0 2 1 2 5 -3 9
10 Heracles 8 2 2 4 10 14 4 2 1 1 7 3 4 0 1 3 3 11 -4 8
11 VVV-Venlo 8 2 2 4 13 26 4 1 1 2 5 18 4 1 1 2 8 8 -13 8
12 PEC Zwolle 8 1 4 3 9 14 4 1 1 2 4 5 4 0 3 1 5 9 -5 7
13 Sparta Rotterdam 8 1 3 4 9 17 4 0 2 2 6 10 4 1 1 2 3 7 -8 6
14 Willem II 8 1 2 5 7 16 4 1 0 3 6 10 4 0 2 2 1 6 -9 5
15 RKC Waalwijk 8 1 2 5 5 15 4 0 2 2 3 6 4 1 0 3 2 9 -10 5
16 ADO Den Haag 8 1 1 6 8 20 4 0 1 3 4 9 4 1 0 3 4 11 -12 4
17 FC Emmen 8 0 3 5 11 21 4 0 2 2 8 11 4 0 1 3 3 10 -10 3
18 Fortuna Sittard 8 0 3 5 11 22 4 0 2 2 7 11 4 0 1 3 4 11 -11 3

Read more about Eredivisie

The Eredivisie is the highest level of professional football in the Netherlands. 18 teams play two fixtures against each other to form the final league table and decide which team wins the Dutch national championship. The phrase Eredivisie translates to “Honour Division”. The “big three” in Dutch football are Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord.