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Ajax vs Groningen prediction, odds and free betting tips (25/09/2021)

Eredivisie leaders and current champions Ajax welcome Groningen to Amsterdam on Saturday. Read our predictions and find the top odds for the fixture below in our expert match preview.

Ajax vs Groningen – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Can champions Ajax produce another big win when they host Groningen in Amsterdam on Saturday? Read our top three expert predictions for this weekend’s game below.

These odds from Betfred were correct at the time of writing.

Over 3.5 Goals

Ajax continue to look a cut above the rest in the Netherlands and the champions dished out another beating in midweek, this time trouncing a hapless Fortuna Sittard outfit 5-0 on Tuesday. de Godenzonen have now scored a remarkable 27 times in just six Eredivisie fixtures this season and four of their six assignments so far have produced over 3.5 goals. Ajax will expect to tear Groningen to shreds on Saturday and the over 3.5 line appeals once again as a result.

Ajax -2 Goals

Erik ten Hag’s free-wheeling Ajax have attacked with unrelenting ferocity in recent weeks and they hit the net a staggering 21 times in their last four matches alone in all competitions. The champions have yet to concede a league goal in Amsterdam this term and they have covered the -2 handicap comfortably in each of first three fixtures there since the summer. Expect them to repeat that trick on Saturday.

Ajax to Win to Nil

Ajax have won each of their last four Eredivisie assignments to nil and their dominance in the Netherlands is such, that we expect a fifth clean sheet on the bounce along with another three points for the title holders on Saturday. Groningen are on a five-match winless run and their 1.0 goal per game average for the campaign so far suggests they lack the quality up top to trouble their hosts in Amsterdam.

Ajax vs Groningen: Match Preview

Ajax team news

Davy Klaassen is inching towards a return for Ajax, however, Saturday’s game might come too soon for him. Fellow midfielder Sean Klaiber will hope to be back in contention, though veteran keeper Maarten Stekelenburg could miss out. Ajax steamrollered Fortuna Sittard in midweek in a 5-0 rout where fit-again Mohammed Kudus marked his comeback with a goal from the bench.

Groningen team news

Laros Duarte is considered doubtful once again for Groningen and manager Danny Buijs will also be without suspended pair Daniel van Kaam and Mike te Wierik following their dismissals last time out. Groningen haven’t won an Eredivisie fixture since their 2-1 win at Cambuur on the campaign’s opening weekend and the Pride of the North haven’t avoided defeat against Ajax in Amsterdam since a 2-2 draw back in 2007.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Ajax vs Groningen

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Ajax vs Groningen Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Ajax vs Groningen prediction

What time does Saturday’s fixture kick off?

Ajax’s skirmish with Groningen kicks off at 18:45 CET (GMT +1).

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this fixture?

Betfred have the best odds for Saturday’s clash between Ajax and Groningen.

Can either team win the title this season?

Ajax are the overwhelming favourites to retain their Eredivisie title this term.

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