Match Preview: Utrecht 0-0 Ajax Prediction and Betting Tips | Netherlands (Eredivisie)

Utrecht – Ajax betting tips for today, January 28, 2018.
Kick-off: 12:30
Football: Netherlands – Eredivisie
Tip: Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: 1.57
Bookmaker: bet365
Match Result: 0:0 LOST
Match Preview
Utrecht welcome Ajax in the early Eredivisie (ERE) game on Sunday The hosts have the worst defence in the top half and will have a job on their hands here as they try to keep the league’s highest scorers out.
Fresh from beating last year’s champions Feyenoord 2-0 last weekend, second-placed Ajax will be desperate for the win here to keep the pressure on leaders PSV and close the five-point gap.
Erik Ten Hag faces his old club, managed by his former assistant, for the first time since leaving for Ajax – a very interesting prospect indeed. There will be no love lost between the two however, as Ten Hag will be ruthless and look to dominate the game just as they did vs Feyenoord.
Jean-Paul de Jong takes full charge of sixth-placed Utrecht for just the second time after their draw with Feyenoord. Midfielder Urby Emanuelson recently spoke to the media about the new appointment: “We must perform to give de Jong the chance to put his stamp on the team, and carry on the great work started by Ten Hag”.
Utrecht have been beaten at home only once this season but have suffered from a run of draws – four out of their last five at home.
Players to watch: Ten Hag may introduce his first signing, Danish right back Rasmus KristensenDavid Neres and Lucas Schone (AJA) remain joint top scorers with eight goals apiece.
Zakaria Labyad (UTR) has been involved in 13 goals this term, with seven goals and six assists. The 24-year-old Moroccan scored a brace vs Ajax in the reverse fixture.
Stat attack: Each of the last five league meetings at Utrecht between these two sides have seen under 2.5 goals in total; three of those five ended as draws.
Ajax have scored 2+ goals in each of their last eight league games, and their last six away games have seen over 2.5 goals scored in total (ERE).

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