RKC Waalwijk expected to fight losing battle when facing Ajax

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Competition: Netherlands Eredivisie
Competition: Sun 20.September
Match begins: 14:45 (UTC)
Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena (54990 seats)

With the nervous opening game out of the way it’s time for the second Eredivisie game of the season. Ajax look forward to welcoming RKC Waalwijk in front of their home support.

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

It should be mentioned that RKC Waalwijk 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 RKC Waalwijk on grass are 4 victories, 1 draw and 14 defeats from 19 games. In these matches they have a goal statistics scored/conceded: 26-45. You can compare this with overall results below.

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Ajax form and stats

Ajax enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at Sparta Rotterdam's place. The match ended 1-0 with Antony Santos scoring. In the game before, an away victory match versus SC Heerenveen with a 3-1 scoreline.

Ajax made it very difficult for themselves, when Nicolás Tagliafico got a red card in the 27th minute. The match was still a draw at this point. But even with this card, Ajax won the match 1-0!

Ajax are huge favourites in this match and it would be a big surprise if they fail to leave Johan Cruijff Arena with a victory. The home side has been in this situation before, with huge expectations of a win. 21 earlier games are comparable to this one, and Ajax has won 19 times, drawn one and lost one. Sports bettors who like handicap betting will like to know that Ajax has won by at least two goals 17 times when in this position.

Last season, Ajax's league statistics were 18 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, resulting in a 1st position in the Eredivisie. Over these 25 matches they scored 68 goals and conceded 23. Playing at home last season Ajax managed 11-0-2 (win-draw-lost) with 40 goals and 8 conceded.

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RKC Waalwijk form and stats

Home advantage was not enough for RKC Waalwijk in their previous game, as they lost their Eredivisie-match, hosting Vitesse, 0-1. A 2-4 defeat away at Heracles before that.

The visitors come into this game as huge outsiders. This role is not totally unknown to them, as they have played 14 away matches before with similar winning odds. These games have ended with four wins, one draw and nine defeats. six games were lost by at least two goals margin.

Let's have a look at how RKC Waalwijk performed last season in the Eredivisie: They landed a 18th position in the league table after playing out 4 victories, 3 draws and 19 defeats. In total they scored 27 and conceded 60 goals in these matches. The numbers for away games only are: Won 1 - drew 1 and lost 11 with 14/40 goals scored/conceded.

Head 2 Head

Last ten meetings between the teams: Ajax won nine, RKC Waalwijk won zero and one draw. five games with over 2,5 goals, five matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

AjaxA. dos Santos
A. dos Santos
1 goals

Ajax missing players

RKC Waalwijk missing players

Ajax RKC Waalwijk
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
1 0 0 Played P 0 0 1
1 0 0 Won W 0 0 0
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 0
0 0 0 Lost L 0 0 1
1 0 0 Scored S 0 0 0
0 0 0 Conceded C 0 0 1
100% 0% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 0% 100%
0% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 0%
100% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 100%
 
1 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
2 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 6
3 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0 1
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
9 0 0 Total Shots T S 0 0 7
4 0 0 Shots on Target S O 0 0 3
25% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 0%
Ajax Last season RKC Waalwijk
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 13   Played P   13 26
18 11   Won W   1 4
2 0   Drew D   1 3
5 2   Lost L   11 19
68 40   Scored S   14 27
23 8   Conceded C   40 60
100% 100%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   100% 96%
88% 92%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   92% 88%
68% 69%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   85% 73%
52% 54%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   62% 38%
36% 38%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   38% 19%
52% 31%   BTTS BTTS   54% 54%
32% 54%   Clean Sheets C S   8% 15%
16% 15%   Failed to Score F T   38% 35%
 
7.7 7.8   Corners for (avg) C F   4.2 4.6
3.1 2.8   Corners against (avg) C A   4.5 4.3
1.3 0.8   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.2 2.2
0 0   Red cards R C   3 5
 
553 338   Total Shots T S   136 310
200 129   Shots on Target S O   41 97
34% 31%   Goal Efficiency G E   34% 28%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 VVV-Venlo 1 1 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 3 2 3
2 PSV 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 2 3
3 FC Twente 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
4 Feyenoord 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3
5 Heracles 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
6 SC Heerenveen 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
7 Ajax 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
8 Vitesse 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
11 RKC Waalwijk 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
12 Sparta Rotterdam 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
13 FC Emmen 1 0 0 1 3 5 1 0 0 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
14 FC Groningen 1 0 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
15 ADO Den Haag 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
16 Fortuna Sittard 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
17 PEC Zwolle 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
18 Willem II 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
Last season 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 25 18 2 5 68 23 13 11 0 2 40 8 12 7 2 3 28 15 45 56
2 AZ 25 18 2 5 54 17 13 10 1 2 32 8 12 8 1 3 22 9 37 56
3 Feyenoord 25 14 8 3 50 35 13 9 3 1 29 15 12 5 5 2 21 20 15 50
4 PSV 26 14 7 5 54 28 12 8 3 1 32 12 14 6 4 4 22 16 26 49
5 Willem II 26 13 5 8 37 34 13 7 4 2 17 9 13 6 1 6 20 25 3 44
6 FC Utrecht 25 12 5 8 50 34 12 8 0 4 30 12 13 4 5 4 20 22 16 41
7 Vitesse 26 12 5 9 45 35 13 7 3 3 24 15 13 5 2 6 21 20 10 41
8 Heracles 26 10 6 10 40 34 13 8 1 4 31 17 13 2 5 6 9 17 6 36
9 FC Groningen 26 10 5 11 27 26 13 7 1 5 17 10 13 3 4 6 10 16 1 35
10 SC Heerenveen 26 8 9 9 41 41 14 3 8 3 17 18 12 5 1 6 24 23 0 33
11 Sparta Rotterdam 26 9 6 11 41 45 13 7 3 3 30 16 13 2 3 8 11 29 -4 33
12 FC Emmen 26 9 5 12 32 45 13 9 2 2 26 12 13 0 3 10 6 33 -13 32
13 VVV-Venlo 26 8 4 14 24 51 13 5 3 5 14 21 13 3 1 9 10 30 -27 28
14 FC Twente 26 7 6 13 34 46 13 5 3 5 23 22 13 2 3 8 11 24 -12 27
15 PEC Zwolle 26 7 5 14 37 55 12 5 2 5 28 30 14 2 3 9 9 25 -18 26
16 Fortuna Sittard 26 6 8 12 29 52 13 6 4 3 22 17 13 0 4 9 7 35 -23 26
17 ADO Den Haag 26 4 7 15 25 54 13 2 6 5 11 17 13 2 1 10 14 37 -29 19
18 RKC Waalwijk 26 4 3 19 27 60 13 3 2 8 13 20 13 1 1 11 14 40 -33 15

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.