Ajax vs Feyenoord prediction
Ajax face Feyenoord on matchday 26 of Eredivisie. The big rivalry of Amsterdam and Rotterdam, which is also called De Klassieker, kicks off on March 19, 2023 at the Johan Cruijff Arena.
Both teams are struggling to become champions. As of the beginning of March, Feyenoord have had a lossless streak of 17 games, they want to get the title for the first time since the season 2016/17. Ajax have almost the same pace. They haven’t lost a game in Eredivisie since the beginning of November (6 wins, 6 defeats), they want to get the third title in a row.
Despite a narrow gap between the teams, Feyenoord are the main contender to become the champions as of the middle of March 2023 (odds on this team to get the title are at 1.65), while odds on Ajax to become champions are at 2.50. Let’s take a look at the current form of both teams and present our Ajax vs Feyenoord prediction.
After a new head coach joined Ajax in January 2023, the team have started to perform better. The arrival of John Heitinga that replaced Alfred Schreuder has been really productive. Ajax have won 5 consecutive games and moved from the fifth place to the second position.
There’s some negative though. Ajax has already been eliminated from the Europa League after losing on aggregate to Union Berlin. Now the team can focus on winning some Dutch trophies. Ajax have quite many matchdays to go to reach Feyenoord, and the team from Amsterdam will face Ajax in the semi-finals of the Dutch cup.
Mohammed Kudus, Brian Brobbey and Steven Bergwijn, leaders of Ajax in the attacking line, are in a great form. All three players performed very well in March. The defensive line of Feyenoord will be tested on March 19.
Feyenoord is definitely one of the most interesting teams in Europe in this season. There are no bright stars in their squad but they perform very well in the Dutch league in the 2022/23 season, with only one defeat in Eredivisie (it was the game versus PSV). Feyenoord advanced to the play-offs from the group with Midtjylland, Lazio and Sturm. All teams were tied on points, and the Dutch side was first on tie-breakers.
The main advantage of Feyenoord in this season is their stable attacking actions. The team scores over 2 goals on average in Eredivisie and the Europa League thanks to good movement from their defensive to the attacking line. This season have seen 17 different players scoring the goals for Feyenoord. Forwards Santiago Giménez and Danilo attacking midfielders Orkun Kökçü and Sebastian Szymański have best number of positive actions.
Giménez and Szymański have recently recovered from their injuries. Their participation in this game is under question so far. The main centre back Quinten Timber is probably to miss the game too due to the injury he got in February.
Betting tips Ajax vs Feyenoord
As for the Ajax vs Feyenoord tips. The away team have been performed poorly in the games versus Ajax. Feyenoord have only 3 wins, while Ajax have won 16 games and ended the other 5 in a draw since 2012. In the case of the head-to-head games played in Amsterdam everything is even worse for Feyenoord. The last time that they won was in 2005. Will the bright game of the team from Rotterdam allow them to cut this series in this season?
Ajax have been performing as champions since January, with 6 wins in their 6 Eredivisie games. They see no opponents on their way to the top of the table. Ajax vs Feyenoord odds should be on the side of the home team. However, we’d stay away from betting on 1/X/2. The fans will see a game of two teams with great and strong attacking line on March 19. So we can see many goals scored by both teams.
Our tip for De Klassieker is Both teams to score + Over 2.5 goals.