Excelsior vs Ajax – Betting Preview
Excelsior and Ajax have a pretty solid H2H history, as they met 20 times in the last seasons, with Excelsior winning 2 games, while Ajax won 15 games.
A number of 3 games ended in a draw!
And now they meet yet again!
Before this match, Excelsior has played against AZ, Sparta Rotterdam, FC Utrecht, and FC Groningen. They won two games (FC Groningen, FC Volendam), lost three, and had no draws.
Excelsior was able to score four goals while giving up six!
The current league season saw an average of 1.06 goals scored by Excelsior per game. The home team committed an average of 9.67 fouls per game, totaling 27 yellow cards and 0 red cards for the club. The team rating for Excelsior is 6.6 on average per game!
Excelsior struggles to maintain control of the ball, having only 42.67% on average in this season’s Eredivisie .
Ajax comes into this match having won two of their previous five games (FC Volendam, FC Den Bosch), lost none, and had three games end in draws (NEC, FC Twente, and Feyenoord). The group scored 8 goals while giving up 7 goals.
Ajax averaged 2.71 goals and 1.12 goals against in their road games. A total of 152 fouls were committed, leading to the team receiving 27 yellow and one red card. Ajax averages a 7-team rating per game.
With an average of 65.12% throughout the season, Ajax has excellent ball possession!
1×2 Betting Odds
Given the quality and talent the away side possesses, it will be a very difficult match for the home side to take anything out of this really!
Over the weekend, expect Ajax to pick up all three points despite being on road!
And the market agrees!
Excelsior has always struggled playing against Ajax, as their head-to-head record suggests. And even though they will play in front of their home crowd, they are massive underdogs in this @ 10.00.
It is hardly ever the case that Ajax will not be the favourites to win against a side from the Netherlands! Even in this one, they are heavy favourites @ 1.30.
The possibility of a draw, and the home side takes something away from this, stands @ 6.90.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.39.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 3.27.
As the over/under lines suggest, expect a few goals in this one! The contrast of quality between the two sides is massive, so the market expect Ajax to win big over here!