Ajax vs Zwolle prediction, odds & betting tips – 17/12/2023

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Ajax - PEC Zwolle

Netherlands Eredivisie - Johan Cruijff ArenA

The last time Ajax lost in the Eredivisie was against table toppers PSV Eindhoven back in October and this coupled with the fact Zwolle have only ever beaten the Dutch giants twice in their history makes this a very tough task for the visitors, but given the hosts' sluggish season thus far, this could be their best chance of causing an upset.

Ajax vs Zwolle prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot tip – Brian Brobbey to score anytime

  • Brobbey has scored in back-to-back league games
  • Zwolle have only kept two clean sheets in their last 13 matches

Brian Brobbey is Ajax's top scorer this season with nine goals across all competitions and with the Dutch giants in fine form all over the pitch, it would be a huge shock if he doesn't find the back of the net at some point on Sunday.

Latest odds

Head to Head

30/04/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Ajax

Ajax

PEC Zwolle

PEC Zwolle

3

0

11/09/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

PEC Zwolle

PEC Zwolle

Ajax

Ajax

0

2

14/03/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

PEC Zwolle

PEC Zwolle

Ajax

Ajax

0

2

12/12/20

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Ajax

Ajax

PEC Zwolle

PEC Zwolle

4

0

01/11/19

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

PEC Zwolle

PEC Zwolle

Ajax

Ajax

2

4

Last Five - Ajax

18/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

NEC

NEC

Ajax

Ajax

2

2

D

15/02/24

UEFA Conference League UEFA

no

Bodo/Glimt

Ajax

Ajax

2

2

D

11/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heerenveen

Heerenveen

Ajax

Ajax

3

2

L

03/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

PSV

PSV

Ajax

Ajax

1

1

D

27/01/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Heracles

Heracles

Ajax

Ajax

2

4

W

Last Five - PEC Zwolle

17/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Almere City FC

Almere City FC

PEC Zwolle

PEC Zwolle

1

0

L

11/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Go Ahead Eagles

Go Ahead Eagles

PEC Zwolle

PEC Zwolle

1

1

D

04/02/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Sparta Rotterdam

Sparta Rotterdam

PEC Zwolle

PEC Zwolle

0

2

W

26/01/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Vitesse

Vitesse

PEC Zwolle

PEC Zwolle

0

1

W

20/01/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

AZ

AZ

PEC Zwolle

PEC Zwolle

2

2

D

Win probability

  • Home: 11/50 (1.22) – 82%
  • Draw: 11/2 (6.5) – 15.4%
  • Away: 19/2 (10.5) – 9.5%

Ajax are the clear favourites and heavily fancied to overcome Zwolle at home, so looking into the number of goals scored market could be more inviting. Ajax to score over 2.5 goals can be found at 3/4 (1.75) with a very tasty 57.1% chance of coming in. In other markets, Ajax to be leading at both half-time and full-time is a modest 7/10 (1.7) and this has an even better chance of landing according to the probability figures of 58.8%.

Ajax vs Zwolle prediction – Other tips

Tip 1: Ajax 3-0 Zwolle

  • Ajax have scored at least three goals in four of their previous seven league games
  • Ajax have found the back of the net at least three times on four separate occasions at home this season

Tip 2: Chube Akpom to score anytime

  • Chuba Akpom has five goals in the league despite starting just two games
  • No Steven Bergwijn will likely hand Akpom a rare start

Ajax vs Zwolle team news

Ajax

Ajax appear to be back on track after a torrid start to the season finishing third in their Europa League group and haven't lost in their last five league games after losing five of six in a row which shows they're starting to gel together on and off the pitch, although there are a few selection headaches for John van't Schip, with doubts over the fitness of Steven Bergwijn and Steven Berghuis.

Predicted Lineup: Ramaj – Martha, Hato, Sutalo, Rensch – Tahirovic, Taylor – Forbs, Hlynsson – Brobby, Akpom

Zwolle

Zwolle are certainly underdogs and will need a lot of luck on their side to get anything from the game, which is even more difficult with the likes of Lennart Czyborra, Samir Lagsir and Divaio Bobson all said to be out injured for this monster clash.

Predicted Lineup: Schendelaar – Garcia MacNulty, El Azzouri, Kersten, Van Polen – Thomas, Van den Berg, Velanas, Namli – Vellios, Druijf

Confirmed lineups will appear here around 60 minutes before kickoff.

Ajax

Ajax
4-2-1-3
40
Diant Ramaj
de
2
Devyne Rensch
nl
37
Josip Sutalo
hr
4
Jorrel Hato
nl
25
Borna Sosa
hr
33
Benjamin Tahirovic
ba
8
Kenneth Taylor
nl
23
Steven Berghuis
nl
10
Chuba Akpom
gb
9
Brian Brobbey
nl
42
Ar'jany Martha
nl
Substitutes
49
Jaydon Banel
nl
47
Tristan Gooijer
nl
11
Carlos Borges
pt
30
Gaston Avila
ar
18
Jakov Medic
hr
38
Kristian Nokkvi Hlynsson
is
17
Anass Salah-Eddine
nl
3
Anton Gaaei
dk
19
Georges Mikautadze
ge
1
Geronimo Rulli
ar
53
Tom de Graaff de Graaff
nl

PEC Zwolle

PEC Zwolle
4-4-2
1
Jasper Schendelaar
nl
2
Bram Van Polen
nl
4
Sam Kersten
nl
13
Thomas Lam
fi
15
Anselmo Garcia MacNulty
ie
7
Younes Namli
dk
11
Dave Johannes Andreas Van Den Berg
nl
28
Zico Buurmeester
nl
18
Odysseus Velanas
nl
10
Ferdy Druijf
nl
9
Lennart Thy
de
Substitutes
34
Nick Fichtinger
nl
6
Anouar El Azzouzi
ma
16
Divaio Bobson
nl
33
Damian van der Haar
nl
19
Nicolas Serrano
es
8
Dean Huiberts
nl
23
Eliano Reijnders
nl
25
Kenneth Vermeer
nl
17
Anthony Fontana
us
3
Luis Gorlich
de
40
Mike Hauptmeijer
nl
14
Apostolos Vellios
gr

Player to watch – Chuba Akpom

After finishing last season as the Championship's top scorer, Akpom has struggled to establish himself as the main man at Ajax, being handed just two league starts.

Akpom has eight goals across all competitions after two strikes midweek so he'll be full of confidence against a Zwolle side struggling for form.

Check out more of our free betting tips this weekend.


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