Groningen vs Ajax Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 14/05/2023

FC Groningen
14/05/23 - 13:30
Ajax

FC Groningen - Ajax

Netherlands Eredivisie - Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Best Picks and Top Predictions for Groningen vs Ajax

Groningen's long tenure in the Eredivisie is over after they were officially relegated with three rounds of matches to play before the end of the season.

Bergwijn to Score Anytime

Ajax has a multitude of options in the attack, and with the club having the second-best efficiency rating in Eredivisie, it is hard to predict who will get on the scoresheet on any given day. However, Steven Bergwijn is one to keep an eye out for as he has been one of the most consistent players for the Amsterdam team this season, thus for this Groningen vs Ajax prediction it makes sense to take the route in question. He shares the top of the goalscoring charts at the club with eleven on the record and will be looking to add some more to his tally in the last few rounds of the season with Ajax grasping at straws in their efforts to secure Champions League football next season.

Over 3.5 Goals

Ajax and RKC are two teams that had the most over 3.5 goals matches in the league this season at 17, however, the Amsterdam outfit is better when it comes to the goals scored per match. There are 3.6 goals per contest scored during their matches. Groningen is in the bottom six when it comes to this kind of stat, and they had four out of the last five encounters with fewer than three goals in the back of the net. Ajax had three of those matches during the same span of games. When we look at the Groningen vs Ajax h2h record for this specific occasion, three out of the last five times they met, there were at least four goals scored, and the first match between these teams during the current season ended with a 6-1 Ajax victory.

Current Markets Odds and Statistics for Groningen vs Ajax prediction

These are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Head to Head

16/05/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

Ajax

Ajax

2

3

14/05/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

Ajax

Ajax

0

0

14/08/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Ajax

Ajax

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

6

1

02/04/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

Ajax

Ajax

1

3

25/09/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Ajax

Ajax

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

3

0

Last Five - FC Groningen

13/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Rot-Weiss Erfurt

Rot-Weiss Erfurt

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

0

1

W

10/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

FCV Dender EH

FCV Dender EH

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

4

4

D

06/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Asvb Blijham

Asvb Blijham

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

0

15

W

10/05/24

Netherlands Eerste Divisie EER

Roda JC

Roda JC

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

0

2

W

03/05/24

Netherlands Eerste Divisie EER

Telstar

Telstar

FC Groningen

FC Groningen

1

1

D

Last Five - Ajax

18/07/24

World Club Friendlies World

Al Wasl SC

Al Wasl SC

Ajax

Ajax

1

2

W

13/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Rangers

Rangers

Ajax

Ajax

1

2

W

09/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

Ajax

Ajax

0

4

W

05/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

PEC Zwolle

PEC Zwolle

Ajax

Ajax

1

0

L

19/05/24

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Vitesse

Vitesse

Ajax

Ajax

2

2

D

This is how the bookmakers value the latest market odds:

Groningen odds: 12/1 (12.00) – 8.3%

Draw odds: 9/2 (5.50) – 18.2%

Ajax odds: 1/4 (1.25) – 80%

The Groningen vs Ajax odds provide no surprise as the Amsterdam squad is the expected winner with the probability rate at 80 percent. Groningen has been already demoted from Eredivisie after spending a long time in the top division, and there are plenty of changes coming in the club over the summer. However, on this occasion, bettors will look at the best way how to make their money work for them with Ajax as the overwhelming favorite. Check out all the latest picks and predictions on our football betting tips today page, and these are some of your options regarding this particular pick: Over 1.5 First-Half Goals will award you with odds up to 6/5 (2.20) – 45.5% while looking to add some perspective for the match and the fact Ajax has everything on its side, Ajax win without BTTS is valued at 11/10 (2.10) – 47.6%.

Preview, Team News, and Groningen vs Ajax Lineups

Groningen

It has been torture this season for Groningen fans who are devastated that their favorite club is going down the divisions. But, it is a deserving end for the club which failed to get more than four wins this entire season and had plenty of opportunities to change their outcome. Jetro Willems is injured while Michael Verrips, Liam Van Gelderen, Thijmen Blokzijl, and Paulos Abraham are in a fitness battle to play this weekend.

Probable lineup: Leeuwenburgh, Schreuders, Balker, Bech Sorensen, Musampa Nordin, Hove, Valente, Dybvik Maatta, Antman, Suslov, Pepi.

Ajax

The defending champions have their problems. It was clear that Ajax won't be the champion again a while ago, but the fact that they are most likely missing out on the Champions League football next season is a big blow for the club whose finances are destined to take a hit because of that situation. Steven Berghuis, Kian Fitz-Jim, and Ahmetcan Kaplan are injured.

Probable lineup: Rulli, Hato, Alvarez, Timber, Rensch, Taylor, Klaassen, Bergwijn, Tadic, Kudus, Brobbey.

Player to Watch: Brian Brobbey

One of three players that have scored eleven goals this season which is the highest mark on the Ajax team, is Brian Brobbey who came to the club only last summer and rather quickly established himself as the one to watch. He added a couple of assists in 29 league appearances.

Starting lineups

Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.

FC Groningen

FC Groningen
4-1-4-1
1
Peter Leeuwenburgh
nl
39
Jorg Schreuders
nl
12
Radinio Balker
nl
29
Mads Bech Sorensen
dk
24
Nordin Musampa
nl
8
Johan Hove
no
21
Oliver Antman
fi
7
Tomas Suslov
sk
6
Laros Duarte
cv
18
Isak Dybvik Maatta
no
9
Ricardo Pepi
us
Substitutes
42
Thijmen Blokzijl
nl
34
Ragnar Oratmangoen
id
44
Jasper Meijster
nl
25
Jan De Boer
nl
55
Thom Van Bergen
nl
10
Daleho Irandust
sy
37
Matej Chalus
cz
28
Elvis Manu
nl
4
Joey Pelupessy
nl
23
Florian Kruger
de

Ajax

Ajax
4-2-3-1
12
Geronimo Rulli
ar
15
Devyne Rensch
nl
2
Jurrien Timber
nl
5
Owen Wijndal
nl
57
Jorrel Hato
nl
4
Edson Alvarez
mx
8
Kenneth Taylor
nl
20
Mohammed Kudus
gh
10
Dusan Tadic
rs
7
Steven Bergwijn
nl
9
Brian Brobbey
nl
Substitutes
19
Jorge Sanchez
mx
39
Mika Godts
be
22
Remko Pasveer
nl
25
Youri Baas
nl
38
Kristian Nokkvi Hlynsson
is
26
Youri Regeer
nl
6
Davy Klaassen
nl
21
Florian Grillitsch
at
18
Lorenzo Lucca
it
3
Calvin Bassey
ng

Questions and Answers for Groningen vs Ajax prediction

  • When is the kick-off? – 13:30 BST, 14:30 CET
  • What was the score when they last played? – Ajax won 6-1
  • How many goals did they score this season? – Groningen recorded 29 goals while Ajax scored 79
  • Who leads the scoring for Groningen? – Ricardo Pepi accumulated 12 goals

 


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