Emmen have just got to pick up something from this match, if there's any chance of them sneaking out of relegation on the final day. They are value for money against an edgy Willem. Willem also hoping that Vitesse slip up today. Fingers crossed.
PSV will go with all their might in this tie. They need this win, period. One thing that gives them hope is the fact that Ajax is invested in the treble, while Eindhoven is just after the league title. If Ajax falters anywhere in the next three league ties, PSV could take the title with three wins.
Against Willem, PSV had recorded a massive 6-1 win in the reverse fixture, and they have registered a mammoth 29 of the last 32 wins. At this venue, the team recorded 10 of the last 11 wins, and 20 of the last 24 h2h encounters saw PSV scoring two or more goals.
In addition, PSV has been miles ahead of any team in the country other than Ajax. They have scored the second-most number of goals in the competition, 92, with the next best being just 67. They have lost the fewest number of games so far, 2, and have conceded the fewest too, 24.
Expect the title-hopeful to do justice to their objective. A tough, but a deserving win for them is on the cards.
With their league future in the line, neither team would risk playing it safe. They need points, and they need it now. Just 12 more points are up for grabs, and if possible, these two squads would go in for the whole package.
These two teams have conceded goals in plenty, and that was when things were normal in nature. Now, it’s the time of reckoning, and even more, goals will come due to necessity as well as pressure. Moreover, h2h games show a clear trend of high-scoring ties. 14 of the last 17 matches had both teams taking part in goal-scoring, and eight of the last ten at this venue had the same stats as well.
Going on, 12 of the last 17 encounters had three or more goals, and nine of the last eleven returned this same stat too. With the season coming to a close, rely on these two tensed squads to provide a set of thrilling ninety minutes filled with goals.
Ajax was unbeaten in 12 of their last 13 games, and in 20 of their last 21 home ties. Meanwhile, Vitesse was winless in their last six matches, and in eight of their last nine on the road. H2h ties show that Ajax has had the upper hand for the last many years against this opponent.
The team recorded 13 of the last 20 wins, and 14 of the last 18 wins at this venue. Ajax also managed to find the back of the net in the last seven encounters at this stadium, while Vitesse could just manage a single goal in their last three visits.
Moreover, Ajax has a major opportunity to record the treble, with them being at the top of the league table, in the Champions League Semifinal, and in the domestic cup final. For league triumph, all they have to do is win the remaining fixtures, and no matter what their competitor PSV would do, Ajax would take the crown.
Ajax has also been the best offensive side in this competition, with 106 goals so far in total, and 62 at home. The team is a massive favorite to blast Vitesse away and get closer to their cherished Eredivisie title.
El Khayati top scores for the hosts with fourteen goals, but the midfielder has only scored twice in his last ten appearances for the club. Simon Gustafson lead the way in front of goal for the visitors with eight strikes in the Eredivisie, while van de Streek is just one behind on seven. Utrecht will win on Saturday 3-1