Match Preview: Utrecht 1-3 Ajax Prediction and Betting Tips | Netherlands (Eredivisie)

Utrecht – Ajax betting tips for today, December 23, 2018

Kick-off: 12:15 Utrecht – Ajax
Football: Netherlands – Eredivisie
Tip: Away Win
Odds: 1.36
Bookmaker: Bwin
Match Result: 1:3 WON!!!

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Utrecht have been dominating at home this season (W6, D1, L1), and are currently on a seven-match winning run in front of their own fans (in all competitions). Overall, the team is in great form, and has scored three goals or more in four straight league matches.
Curiously, Utrecht have scored more than half of their home league goals (53%) within the opening 30 minutes of matches! Relevantly, they have been in the lead at half-time in nine of their 16 league matches this season.
It’s ten Eredivisie wins in a row for Ajax now, who also spent the autumn progressing unbeaten from the Champions League group stage. Remarkably, eight of those ten consecutive Eredivisie wins have come with a three-goal margin or greater.
Ajax’s current goal difference of +50 (GF 57, GA 7) is identical to that of leaders PSV. In practice that means they have scored an average of 3.56 goals per game. Within that, Ajax have been behind at half-time just once in 16 league matches this season, while leading at the break a joint-high of 12 times – going on to win on each occasion!
Players to watch: Gyrano Kerk has scored in four straight Eredivisie matches for Utrecht, while Hakim Ziyech has been unstoppable for Ajax so far, with ten goals from 13 league appearances.
Stat attack: The last six H2H matches in Utrecht have all witnessed under 2.5 goals.
All of Utrecht’s home matches so far this season have produced over 1.5 total goals.
In seven straight away league matches, Ajax’s opponents on the day have received at least two yellow cards.
Be ready for a combative encounter, as the last four H2H matches between these sides have produced 5.5 yellow cards on average.

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