Jong Ajax won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 4-0 Eerste Divisie defeat last time out to NAC Breda.
Sydney van Hooijdonk (9', 32', 74') and Nick Venema (77') scored for NAC Breda.
At least three goals per game were recorded in 6 of the last 6 fixtures where Jong Ajax have taken part. Opposing sides scored 12 times in this period whereas Jong Ajax managed to get a total of 8. It will be interesting to find out if that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Jong Utrecht go into this meeting after a 2-3 Eerste Divisie win with the downing of Go Ahead Eagles in their most recent fixture.
For Jong Utrecht, goals were scored by Mohamed Mallahi (38') and Jeredy Hilterman (76', 91'). Sam Hendriks (78', 88') scored for Go Ahead Eagles.
The stats tell the story, and Jong Utrecht have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 13 goals overall. Defensively, Jong Utrecht could really do with shoring things up.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 06/10/2017 tells us that Jong Ajax have won 2 of these games & Jong Utrecht 3, with the number of drawn matches being 1.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 32 overall at an average of 5.33 goals per meeting.
Team News: Jong Ajax
Jong Ajax boss Mitchell van der Gaag will be happy not to have any fitness concerns to speak of before this clash with a completely healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Jong Utrecht
With a completely injury-free group to pick from, Jong Utrecht boss René Hake doesn’t have any fitness worries at all before this game.
It’s looking like Jong Utrecht will have to play really well to be getting goals against a Jong Ajax lineup who look set to create many chances to win well.
We are anticipating a very comprehensive 3-0 margin for Jong Ajax when the full-time whistle blows.
What are the top odds for this match?
Looking at what the bookmakers’ view is of this game in the win-draw-win market, backing Jong Ajax is best priced at 1.55, backing a draw is 4.74 and putting your money on victory for Jong Utrecht can be had at 5.5. They are the top prices being offered at the moment.