NEC Nijmegen vs Ajax Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 08/01/2023

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NEC Nijmegen vs Ajax Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 08/01/2023

NEC - Ajax

Netherlands Eredivisie - Goffertstadion

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

NEC Nijmegen vs Ajax Predictions

Ajax is coming into the final part of the season focused on achieving a single goal, and winning the title and the first opposition on that road is NEC Nijmegen.

Ajax to Win

The Amsterdam team failed to win each of their last three games, so the World Cup break seem to come at the right time. Their forward line was the best throughout the first 14 games of the season but failed to capture the ambition in games that they should have won. NEC is a team that played the most draw games this season, eight of them, but somehow it feels Ajax won't be the ninth.

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Both Teams to Score – No

In their last five h2h matches, NEC failed to score a goal on three occasions. Their defense throughout the season is solid, but their attack lacks true power. It is going to be interesting whether they can overcome those weaknesses and surprise Ajax.

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Stats and Markets for NEC Nijmegen against Ajax

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

Head to Head

23/04/22

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

NEC

Ajax

0

1

14/08/21

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Ajax

NEC

5

0

08/04/17

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

NEC

Ajax

1

5

20/11/16

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Ajax

NEC

5

0

13/03/16

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

Ajax

NEC

2

2

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05/02/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

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Go Ahead Eagles

NEC Nijmegen vs Ajax Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 08/01/2023

NEC

1

0

L

28/01/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

NEC Nijmegen vs Ajax Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 08/01/2023

Sparta Rotterdam

NEC Nijmegen vs Ajax Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 08/01/2023

NEC

1

1

D

25/01/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

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Feyenoord

NEC Nijmegen vs Ajax Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 08/01/2023

NEC

2

0

L

21/01/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

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FC Emmen

NEC Nijmegen vs Ajax Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 08/01/2023

NEC

1

3

W

15/01/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

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Vitesse

NEC Nijmegen vs Ajax Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 08/01/2023

NEC

0

0

D

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05/02/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

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Cambuur Leeuwarden

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Ajax

0

5

W

29/01/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

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Excelsior

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Ajax

1

4

W

26/01/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

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FC Volendam

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Ajax

1

1

D

22/01/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

NEC Nijmegen vs Ajax Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 08/01/2023

Feyenoord

NEC Nijmegen vs Ajax Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 08/01/2023

Ajax

1

1

D

14/01/23

Netherlands Eredivisie Netherlands

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FC Twente

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Ajax

0

0

D

This is how the markets are shaping up for this match:

NEC Nijmegen odds: 11/2 (6.50) – 15.4%

Draw odds: 6/1 (6.00) – 14.3%

Ajax odds: 4/11 (1.36) – 73.3%

Ajax is an overwhelming favorite to win the game, but other options can give you some extra boost when it comes to odds: Ajax's Winning margin by 2 can give you odds of 43/10 (4.30) – 18.9%. Halftime/Halftime option for Draw/Ajax will give you a cool 21/5 (4.20) – 19.2%.

Predicted Lineups, Team News, and Preview

NEC Nijmegen

NEC has been playing draws so much that many expected them to do so every week. There was a streak of seven straight matches with a draw that was eventually stopped. They may not be winning all that much, but they do get points and because of all these draws, and only three losses, they are ninth in the rankings. NEC has a goal difference of 19-16 which shows that they don't have enough firepower up front, but they do have a good defensive wall that is hard to breach. The Nijmegen team played only one friendly match during the entire two-month hiatus, and they lost to fellow Eredivisie team Emmen. Even though they are a low-scoring team, they did have some impressive games lately with plenty of goals. Especially the last match before the World Cup break when they trashed RKC Waalwijk by 6-1. That was uncharacteristic from their side. Mathias De Wolf is the only injury concern for coach Rogier Meijer.

Predicted lineup: Cillessen, El Karouani, Sandler, Marquez, van Rooij, Tannane, Proper, Schone, Cissoko, Dimata, Mattsson.

Ajax

The only thing that matters right now for Ajax is to start the last phase of the season on a winning note. As they do with most of the teams in the Netherlands, Ajax has good experience playing against NEC. The last time they lost to the Nijmegen side was back in 2005. In three of the last four matches between these sides, Ajax scored five goals. The last time they played in Nijmegen, Ajax won by a single goal. The Amsterdam team is the most efficient club in the Eredivisie with 44 goals. Steven Bergwijn and Brian Brobbey are the leading scorers with eight goals apiece. Dusan Tadic is their captain, and he has the most assists with nine on the record. Games like this one often decide who wins the title, and Ajax lost too many points to teams that are very similar to NEC when it comes to quality. Ahmetcan Kaplan is the only injury concern for the visitors.

Predicted lineup: Pasveer, Rensch, Timber, Bassey, Wijndal, Berghuis, Alvarez, Taylor, Tadic, Brobbey, Bergwijn.

Starting lineups

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

NEC

4-3-3
22
Jasper Cillessen
nl
28
Bart Van Rooij
nl
4
Ivan Marquez
es
3
Philippe Sandler
nl
16
Souffian El Karouani
ma
20
Lasse Schone
dk
14
Oussama Tannane
ma
71
Dirk Wanner Proper
nl
7
Elayis Tavsan
nl
19
Nany Dimata
be
11
Magnus Mattsson
dk
Substitutes
77
Anthony Musaba
nl
21
Ibrahim Cissoko
nl
2
Ilias Bronkhorst
nl
10
Mikkel Duelund
dk
31
Rijk Janse
nl
9
Pedro Marques
pt
1
Mattijs Branderhorst
nl
34
Terry Sanniez
nl
5
Joris Kramer
nl

Ajax

4-3-3
22
Remko Pasveer
nl
19
Jorge Sanchez
mx
2
Jurrien Timber
nl
15
Devyne Rensch
nl
3
Calvin Ughelumba
ng
4
Edson Alvarez
mx
6
Davy Klaassen
nl
8
Kenneth Taylor
nl
35
Chico Conceicao
pt
9
Brian Brobbey
nl
10
Dusan Tadic
rs
Substitutes
41
Silvano Cliff Robbie Vos
nl
57
Jorrel Hato
nl
49
Jaydon Banel
nl
43
Olivier Aertssen
nl
28
Kian Fitz Jim
nl
1
Maarten Stekelenburg
nl
37
Christian Theodor Kjelder Rasmussen
dk
5
Owen Wijndal
nl
18
Lorenzo Lucca
it
16
Jay Gorter
nl

Player to Watch: Steven Bergwijn

The 25-year-old wing player arrived at the club last summer from Tottenham where he didn't put up the numbers that the Tottenham club hoped he would. Interestingly, in 2011 he was in the Ajax Youth system before transferring to PSV where he spent the next eight years before joining Tottenham. In his first season with Ajax, he scored eight league goals and an additional two in the Champions League.

Netherlands Eredivisie

Eredivisie 22/23
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1

Feyenoord

20 12 7 1 27 43
2

AZ

20 12 5 3 16 41
3

Ajax

20 11 7 2 35 40
4

PSV

20 12 3 5 24 39
5

FC Twente

20 10 7 3 19 37
6

Sparta Rotterdam

20 9 7 4 13 34
7

FC Utrecht

20 9 6 5 2 33
8

Heerenveen

20 7 6 7 -2 27
9

RKC

20 6 8 6 0 26
10

NEC

20 4 11 5 2 23
11

Fortuna Sittard

20 6 5 9 -8 23
12

Go Ahead Eagles

20 5 7 8 -7 22
13

Vitesse

20 4 8 8 -12 20
14

Excelsior

20 6 2 12 -23 20
15

FC Volendam

20 4 5 11 -23 17
16

FC Emmen

20 3 7 10 -19 16
17

FC Groningen

20 3 4 13 -20 13
18

Cambuur Leeuwarden

20 3 3 14 -24 12

Notes about NEC Nijmegen vs Ajax

NEC Nijmegen vs Ajax Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 08/01/2023

  • When is the match starting? – 13:30 BST, 14:30 CET
  • Who will referee the match? – Pol van Boekel
  • When was the last time NEC beat Ajax? – In 2005 with a score of 1-0