Match Preview: Sittard 1-2 Ajax Prediction and Betting Tips | Eredivisie

Sittard – Ajax Prediction and Tips for today, January 24, 2021

Football: NETHERLANDS: Eredivisie – Round 18
Kick-off: 12:15 Sittard – Ajax
Tip: Under 4.5 Goals
Odds: 1.64
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 1:2 WON!!!

Match Preview and Predictions

  • Last Saturday’s 2-0 victory at Zwolle saw Sittard’s hopes of a top-half finish boosted, as it marked a third win in four Eredivisie outings, and a second league match in three to see them beat the -1 handicap in one half alone. However, they face a team that has done likewise (in at least the second half) in each of the four H2Hs played since Sittard’s promotion in 2018.
  • Sittard’s 57.14% loss rate as pre-match home outsiders in Eredivisie action this term further compounds their apparent vulnerability to being severely outclassed. From a historical perspective, so too does the average margin (2.74) yielded by their competitive H2H losses since the start of 1982/83.
  • Table-topping Ajax are potentially on the verge of recording three consecutive league wins with a precise 1-0 HT lead for the first time since April/May 2012. On that note, the 1-0 ‘Klassieker’ win vs Feyenoord in their last league match saw Ajax emerge victorious from a HT lead for a 12th time across 13 league wins recorded so far.
  • Ever the assured travellers, Ajax have conceded just 0.63 goals on average per away league game. Meanwhile, if excluding that 13-0 anomaly, Ajax’s average winning margin from away league victories this term is 2.60.
  • Players to watch: Mats Seuntjens rounded off the scoring for Sittard vs Zwolle (89’) – seven of his last eight goals have come during matches producing over 2.5 total goals. Now off the mark with Ajax, Sébastien Haller – who netted in de Godenzonen’s last away league game – has seen his teams return an average of 2.28 points from his all-time goalscoring games.
  • Hot stat: Five of Ajax’s last six Eredivisie away H2Hs won/lost have seen the victor on the day win one half by a 2-0 scoreline.
Head-to-head matches: SITTARD – AJAX
31.10.20 ERE Ajax Sittard 5 : 2
25.09.19 ERE Ajax Sittard 5 : 0
10.03.19 ERE Ajax Sittard 4 : 0
29.09.18 ERE Sittard Ajax 0 : 2
27.02.02 ERE Sittard Ajax 1 : 1