Ajax vs SC Heerenveen match preview

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Competition: Netherlands Eredivisie
Competition: Sat 17.October
Match begins: 16:45 (UTC)
Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena (54990 seats)

The Ajax manager E. ten Hag attacks this game with the team placed 5th so far. In the visitors dressing room SC Heerenveen and their manager J. Jansen are in 3rd place before this match.

Ajax and SC Heerenveen should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

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Ajax form and stats

Perfect Eredivisie season at home so far for Ajax 2 wins from 2 appearances.

In their previous game, the manager E. ten Hag led his Ajax to a defeat in the Eredivisie match away at FC Groningen. The manager is hoping to put things right immediately here at Johan Cruijff Arena. Previous to that game, a home match hosting Vitesse in a game that was won 2-1.

Another home game is coming up fairly shortly for the hosts, as Liverpool are coming to town in four days.

It's still early days, but we have some goal stats for the Ajax at home in the league. 5 on target and 1 scored by the opposition; from 2 matches.

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SC Heerenveen form and stats

SC Heerenveen are still undefeated on their travels in the Eredivisie. They have only played two games though, winning one and drawing the other.

It's another away game for the visitors, as they travelled to FC Utrecht (placed 8th) in their previous outing. The Eredivisie match ended in a draw 1-1. That result followed a home victory 1-0 versus VVV-Venlo.

4 goals so far away for SC Heerenveen, while their defence has allowed the opposition to score 2. All from 2 league matches away.

Head 2 Head

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

Top Goalscorers

AjaxA. dos Santos
A. dos Santos
2 goals
SC HeerenveenJ. Veerman
J. Veerman
2 goals
SC HeerenveenH. Veerman
H. Veerman
2 goals

Ajax missing players

SC Heerenveen missing players

Ajax SC Heerenveen
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
4 2 1 Played P 0 2 4
3 2 1 Won W 0 1 3
0 0 0 Drew D 0 1 1
1 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
6 5 2 Scored S 0 4 7
2 1 1 Conceded C 0 2 2
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 100%
50% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 100% 75%
50% 100% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 50% 25%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 50% 25%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
25% 50% 100% BTTS BTTS 0% 100% 50%
50% 50% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 50%
25% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2 2 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 1 1.2
2 1 1 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
68 39 18 Total Shots T S 0 19 47
23 15 4 Shots on Target S O 0 5 20
26% 33% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 80% 35%
Key stats in Eredivisie this season:
  • Ajax has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (0) in Eredivisie
  • Ajax has the fewest matches over the total-line (0) in Eredivisie
  • Ajax has the most matches under the total-line (4) in Eredivisie
  • SC Heerenveen has the most scored goals in the first half (6) in Eredivisie
Ajax Last season SC Heerenveen
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 13   Played P   12 26
18 11   Won W   5 8
2 0   Drew D   1 9
5 2   Lost L   6 9
68 40   Scored S   24 41
23 8   Conceded C   23 41
100% 100%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   100% 96%
88% 92%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   100% 92%
68% 69%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   83% 62%
52% 54%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   58% 38%
36% 38%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   33% 19%
52% 31%   BTTS BTTS   75% 81%
32% 54%   Clean Sheets C S   17% 15%
16% 15%   Failed to Score F T   8% 8%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
1.3 0.8   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1 1
0 0   Red cards R C   0 0
 
553 338   Total Shots T S   168 424
200 129   Shots on Target S O   69 144
34% 31%   Goal Efficiency G E   35% 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 Feyenoord 4 3 1 0 11 4 2 1 1 0 5 3 2 2 0 0 6 1 7 10
2 PSV 4 3 1 0 8 3 2 2 0 0 4 1 2 1 1 0 4 2 5 10
3 SC Heerenveen 4 3 1 0 7 2 2 2 0 0 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 2 5 10
4 Vitesse 4 3 0 1 7 2 2 2 0 0 5 0 2 1 0 1 2 2 5 9
5 Ajax 4 3 0 1 6 2 2 2 0 0 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 4 9
6 FC Twente 4 2 2 0 7 3 3 2 1 0 6 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 4 8
7 FC Groningen 4 2 0 2 4 6 2 1 0 1 2 3 2 1 0 1 2 3 -2 6
8 FC Utrecht 3 1 2 0 5 3 2 1 1 0 4 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 5
9 PEC Zwolle 3 1 1 1 5 3 2 1 0 1 4 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 4
10 VVV-Venlo 4 1 1 2 7 7 2 0 1 1 2 3 2 1 0 1 5 4 0 4
11 Willem II 4 1 1 2 6 7 2 1 0 1 5 4 2 0 1 1 1 3 -1 4
12 Heracles 4 1 1 2 3 8 2 1 1 0 3 1 2 0 0 2 0 7 -5 4
13 AZ Alkmaar 3 0 3 0 8 8 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 2 0 7 7 0 3
14 ADO Den Haag 4 1 0 3 4 8 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 2 4 7 -4 3
15 FC Emmen 4 0 2 2 6 9 2 0 1 1 4 6 2 0 1 1 2 3 -3 2
16 Fortuna Sittard 4 0 1 3 4 10 2 0 1 1 4 6 2 0 0 2 0 4 -6 1
17 Sparta Rotterdam 4 0 1 3 4 11 2 0 1 1 4 5 2 0 0 2 0 6 -7 1
18 RKC Waalwijk 3 0 0 3 1 7 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 6 -6 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 Alkmaar 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.