Roda – Ajax betting tips for today, February 7, 2018.
Football: Netherlands – Eredivisie
Tip: HT/FT – 2/2
Match Result: 2:4(1:3) WON!!!
|Twenty-five times Eredivisie winners Ajax will try to close the gap to the top spot when they visit 17th-placed Roda at the Parkstad Limburg Stadion for this 22nd round Eredivisie (ERE) match. The 3-1 home win against Breda last round took their unbeaten run to ten games (W8, D2, L0), but they still find themselves trailing league leaders PSV by seven points.|
|To stay in the race, Ajax can’t afford to drop points against a Roda side who have not won against them in 19 tries (W0, L13, D5).|
|A deadly Ajax attack will pose all sorts of problems for a leaky Roda defence (44 goals conceded, joint most in the league). Having found the net 59 times, Ajax are ERE’s highest scoring team so far.|
|Last round, Roda took a well deserved point away to high flyers AZ Alkmaar and come into this game with some confidence, especially considering De Koempels (the ‘Miners’) have actually now gone three games undefeated (W1, D2, L0) – their best run of the season.|
|Players to watch: David Neres, Ajax’s top scorer has not scored since Christmas Eve when he found the net home to Breda in the last ERE round. Young Ajax forward Justin Kluivert scored a hat-trick in Ajax’s demolition of Roda earlier this season.|
|Roda top scorer Simon Gustafson has not found the net in three ERE games. Can the Feyenoord loanie return to scoring form against the league’s tightest defence?|
|Stat attack: The last five H2H games have offered up some entertainment: 22 goals have been scored (4.4 on average), and ten yellow cards and one red have been dealt out.|
|Eighty-one percent of Ajax games this season have seen more than 2.5 goals, whereas 62% of Roda’s games have also seen the mark reached.|
|Roda’s four red cards this season is an ERE high.|