Ajax expected to challenge Vitesse at their own home

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Competition: Netherlands Eredivisie
Competition: Sun 15.May
Match begins: 12:30 (UTC)
Venue: GelreDome (25000 seats)

Tension and suspense is likely at GelreDome when Vitesse face Ajax in what promises to be a terrific game. Read on!

Insights:
  • Vitesse have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Ajax have the most scored goals (96) in Eredivisie

Vitesse are staying put; they can neither be promoted or relegated this season and are fighting only for positions. Ajax have already won the Eredivisie. Congratulations! It will be interesting to see if this affects performances here at the final stages.

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

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Vitesse form and stats

When playing at home in the Eredivisie, Vitesse have managed 6 wins, 2 draws and suffered 8 defeats from 16 games. Two defeats in a row at home hurts for Vitesse, their manager Letsch and the supporters. There are certain expectations for improvement.

Vitesse enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at Fortuna Sittard's place. The match ended 2-1 with Manhoef and Openda scoring. The striker Openda was declared "man of the match" for Vitesse with a rating of 8.1/10. Openda scored one goal, hit three key passes and dribled past the opponent 1 of 2 times.

Before that game, the home loss against SC Heerenveen with the scoreline 1-2.

Vitesse has scored 18 league goals at home this season, in 16 matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. With more than 1,5 conceded goals on average, the Vitesse defense is not exactly impregnable. 27 goals conceded from 16 games. You can find more goal stats on the Statistics tab above. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 3 of these goals has been conceded in their last three home matches.

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Ajax form and stats

Ajax have an excellent away record in the Eredivisie so far with 12-3-1 from 16 games.

Ajax won their last game, 5-0 versus SC Heerenveen played at home. As you can tell from the results above, Ajax was very dominant against SC Heerenveen, winning the match with a scoreline that even the finest fortune teller couldn't predict. 5-0 (!) with Brobbey, Berghuis, Álvarez, Haller and Tagliafico providing the goals. Midfield player Berghuis was the top player of the team with a match rating of 8.03/10. Berghuis scored one goal, hit four key passes, dribled past the opponent 2 of 3 times and had 56 successful passes (of 62 total).

A 2-2 draw at AZ's stadium before that.

Ajax have scored more than twice on average per away game (in the league), an impressive attacking display. They have 34 goals from 16 away matches. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (9 so far).

Head 2 Head

The most recent past history featuring both these teams is the Ajax - Vitesse 5-0 played earlier this season. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: one - one - eight (Vitesse wins - draws - Ajax wins). As for goals, ten matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), zero had two or less. The games between these teams sometimes lean towards being aggressive, having seen 5 sending-offs from the last ten duels.

Top Goalscorers

AjaxS. Haller
S. Haller
21 goals
VitesseL. Openda
L. Openda
16 goals
AjaxD. Tadić
D. Tadić
13 goals

Vitesse missing players

Ajax missing players

Vitesse Ajax
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
33 16 4 Played P 4 16 33
15 6 1 Won W 2 12 26
5 2 1 Drew D 2 3 4
13 8 2 Lost L 0 1 3
40 18 3 Scored S 7 34 96
49 27 10 Conceded C 4 9 17
94% 94% 75% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 94% 94%
70% 75% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 75% 82%
61% 69% 75% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 50% 70%
24% 25% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 31% 45%
15% 19% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 19% 39%
55% 62% 50% BTTS BTTS 75% 38% 30%
24% 19% 25% Clean Sheets C S 25% 62% 67%
27% 25% 50% Failed to Score F T 0% 6% 9%
 
5 5.8 6.8 Corners for (avg) C F 6.5 6.8 7.3
3.7 3.4 4 Corners against (avg) C A 2.8 3.2 2.5
2.1 2.2 2.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.8 0.9 0.9
6 4 3 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
15.2 17 16.8 Shots (avg) S ( 11 17.1 20.1
4.8 5.3 3.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.2 5.6 7.5
25% 21% 23% Goal Efficiency G E 54% 38% 39%
 
11.5 10.9 15.2 Shots against (avg) S A 11.8 8.8 7.8
4.2 4.5 6.2 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 3 2.7 2.2
Key stats in Eredivisie this season:
  • Ajax have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Ajax have scored more than double the goals of Vitesse.
  • Ajax have the fewest conceded goals (17) in Eredivisie
  • Ajax have the fewest conceded goals (9) away in Eredivisie
  • Ajax have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (6) in Eredivisie
  • Ajax have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (11) in Eredivisie
  • Ajax have the fewest dropped points from leading position (4) in Eredivisie
  • Ajax have the most clean sheets (10) away in Eredivisie
  • Ajax have the most clean sheets (22) in Eredivisie
  • Ajax have the most points (39) away in Eredivisie
  • Ajax have the most scored goals (96) in Eredivisie
  • Ajax have the most scored goals in the first half (46) in Eredivisie
  • Ajax have the most scored goals in the second half (50) in Eredivisie
  • Ajax have the the best goal difference (+25) away in Eredivisie
  • Ajax have the the best goal difference (+79) in Eredivisie
  • Ajax have won at least twice as many corners as they have conceded.
  • Vitesse have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.

  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 33 26 4 3 96 17 17 14 1 2 62 8 16 12 3 1 34 9 79 82
2 PSV 33 25 3 5 84 41 17 14 0 3 49 22 16 11 3 2 35 19 43 78
3 Feyenoord 33 22 5 6 75 32 16 11 3 2 38 15 17 11 2 4 37 17 43 71
4 FC Twente 33 19 8 6 53 36 17 10 5 2 28 13 16 9 3 4 25 23 17 65
5 AZ 33 18 7 8 63 41 16 11 3 2 35 17 17 7 4 6 28 24 22 61
6 Vitesse 33 15 5 13 40 49 16 6 2 8 18 27 17 9 3 5 22 22 -9 50
7 FC Utrecht 33 12 11 10 51 43 17 8 6 3 32 20 16 4 5 7 19 23 8 47
8 NEC 33 10 8 15 38 51 16 3 5 8 13 21 17 7 3 7 25 30 -13 38
9 SC Heerenveen 33 10 8 15 34 49 16 5 3 8 20 25 17 5 5 7 14 24 -15 38
10 Go Ahead Eagles 33 10 6 17 36 48 17 7 1 9 25 24 16 3 5 8 11 24 -12 36
11 FC Groningen 33 9 9 15 39 52 16 4 6 6 16 18 17 5 3 9 23 34 -13 36
12 SC Cambuur 33 10 6 17 50 68 17 5 3 9 29 35 16 5 3 8 21 33 -18 36
13 RKC Waalwijk 33 8 11 14 37 50 17 6 3 8 17 25 16 2 8 6 20 25 -13 35
14 Heracles Almelo 33 9 7 17 32 46 16 7 5 4 21 18 17 2 2 13 11 28 -14 34
15 Sparta Rotterdam 33 7 11 15 27 47 17 4 7 6 16 21 16 3 4 9 11 26 -20 32
16 Fortuna Sittard 33 9 5 19 35 67 17 6 2 9 20 31 16 3 3 10 15 36 -32 32
17 Willem II 33 8 6 19 29 57 16 6 3 7 15 20 17 2 3 12 14 37 -28 30
18 PEC Zwolle 33 7 6 20 25 50 16 3 5 8 12 18 17 4 1 12 13 32 -25 27

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.