Ajax vs PSV Eindhoven Prediction 03.02.2024

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Ajax

1 : 1

PSV Eindhoven

PSV Eindhoven

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  • Competition: Dutch Eredivisie
  • Date: Saturday, 3rd, February 2024
  • Kickoff: 19:00 UK / 20.00 CET
  • Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena (Amsterdam)

Departing from its traditional role as the battle for the title between the two Dutch giants, De Topper takes on a different flavor this season, with the rejuvenated fifth-placed Ajax welcoming the runaway leaders PSV Eindhoven to the Johan Cruijff Arena on Saturday.

Ajax vs PSV Eindhoven Betting Tips: 1X (Double chance)

This clash is supposed to represent the crème de la crème of Dutch football, but the ongoing season offers an exceptionally unusual landscape as the gap between Ajax and the unstoppable leaders PSV stands at an incredible 21 points, but there is no doubt that a major victory in De Topper could activate the button for a significant revival for the hosts.

It marked the darkest start to the domestic campaign for the most decorated Dutch club in their illustrious history, considering they notched up just one success in the opening eight top-flight matches, resulting in the instant extinguishing of any hope for the return of the Eredivisie title to the Amsterdam giant's trophy cabinet just two months into the season.

The unimaginably dreadful spell of results for Ajax, particularly after a humiliating 2-5 defeat dealt by their arch-nemesis PSV Eindhoven, pushing them to the league's cellar, acted as the final blow for Maurice Steijn, but the appointment of John van 't Schip as the new helmsman proved to be the best move the club's executives had made at that moment.

Indeed, since the 60-year-old took over the reins of the record-breaking Dutch champions, the Sons of the Gods have enjoyed a remarkable rise in form domestically, not tasting the bitter flavor of failure in any of the 10 Eredivisie affairs under John, during which they claimed impressive nine triumphs and only once shared the spoils.

The sole dropping of points during van 't Schip's tenure occurred in the final exam of 2023 when they squandered a two-goal lead to settle for a dramatic 2-2 draw against Zwolle, but the Amsterdammers host their fierce rivals PSV in superb form after opening 2024 with three wins out of three matches, boasting a goal difference of 11-5.

Discussing the away side, PSV may have experienced a slight dip in form in the penultimate week of January, enduring their first loss of league points this term with a 1-1 draw away to Utrecht and exiting the Dutch Cup in a 0-1 defeat to Feyenoord, but this doesn't alter the fact that they remain the top contenders for winning the national championship.

Unquestionably, the popular Farmers confidently march towards their first Eredivisie title in five years, and only a miracle would be required for them to squander the colossal 10-point lead over defending champions Feyenoord in second place, having picked up the maximum points in 17 out of the opening 18 rounds of this term.

The root cause of PSV's just one win from their past three games across all competitions has been a lack of their usual attacking firepower, scoring four goals in the process, which is rather surprising given that Bosz's men have rattled the opposition's net with incredible 59 times during the first half of the season, averaging 3.5 goals per game.

Despite the Eindhoven club boasting recent dominance over Ajax, including a 5-2 thrashing earlier this season, we reckon the in-form Amsterdammers will show their teeth and manage to grab a point at the very least in front of their home fans. A rain of goals at the Johan Cruyff Arena should not be missed, so a high-scoring share of the spoils could be on the cards.

Ajax vs PSV Eindhoven Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. PSV Eindhoven

    5 : 2

    Ajax

    Eredivisie

  2. Ajax

    1 : 1

    PSV Eindhoven

    KNVB Beker

  3. PSV Eindhoven

    3 : 0

    Ajax

    Eredivisie

  4. Ajax

    1 : 2

    PSV Eindhoven

    Eredivisie

  5. Ajax

    3 : 5

    PSV Eindhoven

    Super Cup

Ajax

Ajax team news

Undoubtedly, Ajax head coach John van 't Schip will maintain the 4-3-3 formation that orchestrated a breathtaking comeback, entrusting Brian Brobbey with the striker role, as he accounted for a third of the goals in his team's opening three matches in the new 2024.

The defensive duo of Josip Sutalo and Gaston Avila is guaranteed to remain out of contention, while it is anticipated that the key striker Chuba Akpom will overcome his illness in time after being absent from the last two matches.

Last matches of Ajax

  1. Heracles Almelo

    2 : 4

    Ajax

    Eredivisie

  2. Ajax

    4 : 1

    RKC Waalwijk

    Eredivisie

  3. Go Ahead Eagles

    2 : 3

    Ajax

    Eredivisie

  4. Ajax

    2 : 1

    Hannover 96

    Club Friendlies 1

  5. Ajax

    0 : 3

    Hannover 96

    Club Friendlies 1

Ajax lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 40

    Diant Ramaj

Defenders

  • 42

    Ar'jany Martha

  • 4

    Jorrel Hato

  • 2

    Devyne Rensch

  • 47

    Tristan Gooijer

Midfielders

  • 8

    Kenneth Taylor

  • 33

    Benjamin Tahirovic

  • 11

    Carlos Forbs

  • 38

    Kristian Hlynsson

  • 23

    Steven Berghuis

Forwards

  • 9

    Brian Brobbey

PSV Eindhoven

PSV Eindhoven team news

Ismael Saibari continues to defend the colors of his Moroccan national team at the Africa Cup of Nations, which rules him out of the squad for the Eindhoven giants for some time.

Midfielder Joey Veerman remains a doubt after missing the last four games in a row, while Noah Lang's participation is uncertain after leaving the field in the 65th minute of the 2-0 win against Almere City due to discomfort.

Last matches of PSV Eindhoven

  1. PSV Eindhoven

    2 : 0

    Almere City

    Eredivisie

  2. Feyenoord

    1 : 0

    PSV Eindhoven

    KNVB Beker

  3. Utrecht

    1 : 1

    PSV Eindhoven

    Eredivisie

  4. PSV Eindhoven

    3 : 1

    Twente

    KNVB Beker

  5. PSV Eindhoven

    3 : 1

    Excelsior

    Eredivisie

PSV Eindhoven lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Walter Benitez

Defenders

  • 8

    Sergino Dest

  • 18

    Olivier Boscagli

  • 5

    Andre Ramalho

  • 3

    Jordan Teze

Midfielders

  • 7

    Noa Lang

  • 22

    Jerdy Schouten

  • 20

    Guus Til

Forwards

  • 27

    Hirving Lozano

  • 9

    Luuk de Jong

  • 11

    Johan Bakayoko

4 Reasons why we expect 1X (Double chance)

  1. Ajax entered 2024 superbly with three wins in three matches and a goal difference of 11-5.
  2. Ajax has scored in each of the first four matches in the new year, with at least three goals in each.
  3. PSV managed to secure only one victory in the previous three competitive matches.
  4. PSV's attack has weakened, scoring only four goals in the last three matches.

Main prediction Ajax - PSV Eindhoven

Ajax win or draw (1X)

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Ajax vs PSV Eindhoven - FAQ

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Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on Arena sport 1 (Svk), ESPN (Ned), Max Sport 3 (Bul), Nova Sports (Hel), Polsat Sport Extra, Setanta Sports (Ukr), Sport Extra (Rom), Sport TV6 (Por), Sport TV (Slo), Viaplay (Den), Viaplay (Fin), Viaplay (Nor), Viaplay (Swe)

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Who is Ajax's player to watch?

Brian Brobbey has had an outstanding start to 2024, scoring five goals in the opening three matches. His goal-scoring tally stands at an impressive 17 goals this season.

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Who is PSV's player to watch?

Luuk de Jong poses the biggest threat in the ranks of PSV, with the 33-year-old striker netting an exceptional 25 goals in 32 competitive appearances this term.