Football betting preview: FC Twente with moderate expectations before welcoming Ajax

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Competition: Netherlands Eredivisie
Competition: Thu 14.January
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: De Grolsch Veste (30205 seats)

The FC Twente & Ajax managers R. Jans and E. ten Hag are both dreading and looking forward to this decisive game in the upper regions of the Eredivisie league table.

Insights:
  • All of FC Twente's matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Ajax has the most scored goals (54) in Eredivisie

Ajax could be less fresh than the hosts in this fixture, as they played a Eredivisie game only four sleeps ago.

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FC Twente form and stats

Overall Eredivisie stats at home this season for FC Twente are 3-2-3 (wins-draw-losses). Three consecutive losses here at De Grolsch Veste is hard to swallow for the home team. Both players, staff and the home crowd are desperate to get something from this match.

A good away victory last time out for FC Twente, who won 4-1 against FC Emmen (placed 18th). Before that game, the home loss against Sparta Rotterdam with the scoreline 0-2.

FC Twente are traveling soon after this match as the Eredivisie match at FC Groningen awaits in three days.

The Twente fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 13 goals in 8 league matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. On the other hand, Twente have conceded 11 goals. It's worth mentioning that 7 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Ajax form and stats

The away team, who have the most scored goals (54) in Eredivisie, have been very comfortable on their travels so far, racking up 5 wins, 1 draw and only 1 loss in the Eredivisie.

Ajax delivered a 2-2 draw playing at home against PSV (placed 2nd) in their previous match; a Eredivisie game. A 1-1 draw at Willem II's stadium before that.

A comeback secured a 90 minute draw in the match against PSV. Ajax were trailing 0-2 but refused to surrender and clawed their way back to 2-2, with Antony Santos scoring the equalizer.

A quick return to home after this game, as Ajax are hosting Feyenoord in the Eredivisie only three days away.

The Ajax manager E. ten Hag has seen his team go crazy on the road this season, having scored 27 goals in 7 league matches away. Ajax are defending well in their away games, having conceded only 4 times in 7 matches. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above. It's worth mentioning that 3 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

This is not the first time this season these parties meet, as the history books show this recent fixture: Ajax - Twente 1-2. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Twente two wins, three draws and Ajax five victories. As for goals, eight matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), two games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

TwenteD. Pereira da Silva
D. Pereira da Silva
11 goals
AjaxD. Tadić
D. Tadić
9 goals
AjaxA. dos Santos
A. dos Santos
7 goals

FC Twente missing players

Ajax missing players

FC Twente Ajax
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
15 8 2 Played P 0 7 15
8 3 0 Won W 0 5 11
3 2 1 Drew D 0 1 2
4 3 1 Lost L 0 1 2
30 13 2 Scored S 0 27 54
19 11 4 Conceded C 0 4 12
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 100%
100% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 71% 87%
60% 38% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 57% 80%
33% 38% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 43% 53%
20% 12% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 43% 40%
73% 62% 100% BTTS BTTS 0% 29% 47%
13% 12% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 57% 47%
13% 25% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 14% 7%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.5 1.4 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 1 0.9
1 1 1 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
12.1 11.4 12 Shots (avg) S ( 0 24.4 21.9
5.1 4.6 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 0 9.9 8.9
39% 35% 25% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 39% 40%
Key stats in Eredivisie this season:
  • Ajax has the fewest conceded goals (4) away in Eredivisie
  • Ajax has the most clean sheets (4) away in Eredivisie
  • Ajax has the most scored goals (27) away in Eredivisie
  • Ajax has the most scored goals (54) in Eredivisie
  • Ajax has the most scored goals in the first half (28) in Eredivisie
  • Ajax has the most scored goals in the second half (26) in Eredivisie
  • Ajax has the the best goal difference (+23) away in Eredivisie
  • Ajax has the the best goal difference (+42) in Eredivisie
  • Ajax have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Ajax have scored at least twice as many goals away as FC Twente have scored home.
  • Ajax haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • All of FC Twente's matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • FC Twente 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 15 11 2 2 54 12 8 6 1 1 27 8 7 5 1 1 27 4 42 35
2 PSV 15 10 4 1 35 13 7 7 0 0 18 3 8 3 4 1 17 10 22 34
3 Feyenoord 15 9 5 1 31 12 7 3 4 0 12 5 8 6 1 1 19 7 19 32
4 Vitesse 15 10 2 3 26 12 7 6 1 0 14 3 8 4 1 3 12 9 14 32
5 AZ Alkmaar 15 7 7 1 36 23 7 4 2 1 16 9 8 3 5 0 20 14 13 28
6 FC Twente 15 8 3 4 30 19 8 3 2 3 13 11 7 5 1 1 17 8 11 27
7 FC Groningen 15 8 3 4 20 17 8 4 2 2 8 6 7 4 1 2 12 11 3 27
8 SC Heerenveen 15 5 5 5 23 24 7 3 1 3 11 10 8 2 4 2 12 14 -1 20
9 Sparta Rotterdam 15 5 3 7 24 25 8 2 2 4 16 16 7 3 1 3 8 9 -1 18
10 FC Utrecht 15 3 9 3 20 23 8 2 5 1 12 12 7 1 4 2 8 11 -3 18
11 PEC Zwolle 15 3 8 4 17 23 8 2 4 2 8 8 7 1 4 2 9 15 -6 17
12 Fortuna Sittard 15 4 4 7 23 33 7 2 2 3 13 17 8 2 2 4 10 16 -10 16
13 Heracles 15 4 3 8 15 26 7 2 1 4 9 9 8 2 2 4 6 17 -11 15
14 RKC Waalwijk 15 3 3 9 13 27 8 1 3 4 8 14 7 2 0 5 5 13 -14 12
15 VVV-Venlo 15 3 3 9 22 43 8 2 2 4 10 26 7 1 1 5 12 17 -21 12
16 ADO Den Haag 15 2 4 9 14 35 7 0 2 5 7 16 8 2 2 4 7 19 -21 10
17 Willem II 15 2 3 10 17 32 7 2 1 4 10 15 8 0 2 6 7 17 -15 9
18 FC Emmen 15 0 5 10 16 37 8 0 3 5 12 24 7 0 2 5 4 13 -21 5

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.