AJA vs HRA Dream11: With second-placed AZ Alkmaar bracing for a tough away trip against an in-form FC Utrecht, Ajax can stretch their lead at the top to 10 points when hey host Heracles in the Dutch Eredivise at Amsterdam ArenA, on Saturday night (IST).
What to expect?
There’s nothing to guess here. In a fixture like this, everything is ingrained before the game, with the giant to get what he desires the most. Barring some surreal circumstances and the visitors’ transitory but deadly and startling trick, expect Ajax to dominate the game right from the off till the referee waves his hands towards the tunnel at the end of the game.
Ajax are on a seven-game winning streak heading into this match. They have 11 wins in 13 Eredivise games this season, with the 2-2 draw at Vitesse and the 1-1 draw against PSV Eindhoven being the only two games where the current Dutch champions dropped points.
FC Utrecht are also on a good run. All six of their wins came in the last 10 matches. That’s a very good return and should give them confidence before this game.
The Eredivisie match will be played between Ajax and Heracles at Amsterdam ArenA. The ground has a capacity of 54,990.
The game will start at 12:15 AM (IST), on November, 24.
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Recent form (Last six matches)
Ajax – W L W W D W
Heracles – W D W W L W
Ajax win: 1/7 (1.149). Probability: 87.50%
Ajax win to nil: 12/1 (13.00). Probability: 7.69%
Draw: 9/4 (3.25). Probability: 30.77
Utrecht to win by any scoreline: 9/1 (10.00). Probability: 10.00
Ajax Team News: David Neres and Joel Veltman will be missing the game for Ajax through injuries. Veltman’s absence should see Perr Schuurs lining up alongside Daley Blind at the back.
Ajax have a huge Champions League game coming up away at Lille, and Erik ten Hag could make some changes in his playing 11 to keep his players fresh ahead of the trip to France.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar could be handed his first start since a 2-1 win away win at RKC Waalwijk in October.
Heracles Team News: As for the visitors, Mohammaed Osman and Jesper Drost are both out due to injuries. No other reported injury concerns for the visitors.
Ajax XI: Onana (GK), Tagliafico, Blind, Schuurs, Mazraoui, Martinez, Beek, Ziyech, Promes, Tadic, Huntelaar
Heracles XI: Blaswich (GK), Bakboord, Propper, Knoester, Czyborra, Merkel, Kiomourtzoglou, Junior, Santos, Cyriel Dessers
Stats and facts:
Likely to score:
Captain and Vice-Captain options:
Dusan Tadic: He has seven league goals to his name this season.
Cyriel Dessers: Absolutely on fire at the moment. He has scored 8 league goals so far this season.
AJA vs HRA Dream11 potential winner:
Ajax are just relentless in home games. They have scored at least two goals in each of the last 22 games at home in Eredivisie. They have also kept four straight clean sheets at home.
Backing Ajax for a win looks a good call.