Playing round 13 of the Eredivisie features the topper between Ajax and PSV. At stake is the first place on the league table. With a win, the Eindhoven side will pass Ajax, who have played one match less than PSV. This preview focuses on the bookmakers’ favourite, a prediction of the winner and a betting tip. Of course, we will also give you the quotes at the bookmakers.
Ajax – Latest Team News & Statistics
Ajax finished the group stage of the Champions League with a good 1-3 win at Rangers, in Scotland. The Amsterdammers now enter the intermediate round for a place among the last 16 teams in the Europa League. The European tournament continues for Ajax on 16 February with a home game. The draw will take place on Monday, November 7.
Despite much criticism of Ajax’s playing style, the team has won the last three matches in the Eredivisie (against Volendam, Excelsior and RKC). Ajax currently occupies first place in the league table, one point ahead of PSV. Moreover, the Amsterdammers have played one match less.
However, the results in the Champions League and the way they lost has triggered a stream of criticism. Ajax needs a win over PSV to silence the critics for now.
Coach Alfred Schreuder will have a virtually fit squad at his disposal against the Eindhoven side. Brian Brobbey was rested against Rangers, but is expected to be back against PSV. The 20-year-old striker is important for Ajax’s attacking play and makes the team run better.
PSV – Latest Team News & Statistics
PSV also managed to win their last match in the group stage of the Europa League. Against Bodø/Glimt from Norway, it was 2-1 for coach Ruud van Nistelrooij’s team. Because Arsenal also won against FC Zurich, PSV is condemned to play the so-called intermediate round. In that, it will face a team that finished third in a Champions League pool. Also for PSV, it will become clear on Monday 7 November who they will play against. In any case, a match against Ajax has been ruled out.
PSV are the most scoring team in the Eredivisie. However, slips at Cambuur (3-0 loss) and Groningen (4-2 loss) put it behind Ajax in the league table. Moreover, with Cody Gakpo (9 goals) and Xavi Simons (8 goals), the Eindhovenites have two of the top-three top scorers in the Eredivisie in the squad.
So the problem seems to be mainly in the Brabanders’ rearguard. In 12 Eredivisie games, they have only kept the nil three times, including once in an away game (0-1 at Heerenveen). Against Ajax, PSV hopes to add a second time.
PSV can hold on to the 3-5 victory against Ajax in the match for the Johan Cruijf-schaal at the start of the season. There are currently no injuries at PSV and Ruud van Nistelrooij’s side will enter the match at full strength in Amsterdam
Ajax – PSV Previous encounters
The match in round 13 of the 2022/2023 Eredivisie marks the 42nd meeting between Ajax and PSV. Of the previous 41 encounters, Ajax won 17 and PSV 15. Nine times the match ended in a draw. In addition, Ajax won 12 of the 22 home matches. In six of the meetings in the Johan Cruijf-Arena, the Eindhoven side stepped off the pitch victorious. Four times it was a draw in Amsterdam. In percentage terms, the home advantage means Ajax wins more often.
Betting on Ajax – PSV: Betting Tip & Prediction
Now it’s time for our betting tip and accompanying quote. PSV have a busy schedule and are still playing in the Europa League shortly before the match (Thursday 3 November, 1-2 win over Norwegian Bodø/Glimt). Fatigue could well play a role on Sunday. Our tip: Ajax wins. At bookmaker Unibet you get a odd of 1.77 for this.