Ajax v Eindhoven is the big match in the Eredivisie this weekend and Dutch football betting fans should already be siding with the away team for this one. Eindhoven are the runaway league leaders right now and appear unstoppable in their quest to regain the Dutch title. They are a whole 10 points ahead of third-placed Ajax, who have endured a miserable campaign so far after suffering Champions League qualification heartache. Dutch football betting tipsters have Ajax as big favourites to win this match at 9/10. But this is a game Eindhoven should win.
Bet on Ajax v Eindhoven
Ajax are the favourites heading into this clash due more to reputation and the understanding they have home advantage. For Ajax have had a poor season up to date. Sporadic defeats against Vitesse and Utrecht, plus the shock 3-3 draw at FC Twente last weekend, has seen the Lancieri drop way off the title pace. Granted, the Ajax team was picked apart over the summer but the likes of Kasper Dolberg and Lasse Schone remained. They really should be doing better than this, especially with no European football to distract them. But Eindhoven have been superb and are a great bet at 29/10 to win Sunday’s encounter. Eindhoven have won their last 10 straight games, losing just once in the Eredivisie all season. Recent games have been close — they beat Zwolle, Excelsior and Sparta all by a one-goal margin. Defensively Eindhoven are so solid they can afford not to go for broke in the attack. Ajax need a win here but Eindhoven would likely take a draw, which keeps their main title rivals safely away from them. A draw is priced at 13/5 and is likely the best bet.
Eredivisie betting: Best tips
Outside of Ajax v Eindhoven the Eredivisie has a number of interesting fixtures taking place this weekend. AZ will hope to take advantage of Ajax and Eindhoven going at each other when they play Heracles on Saturday. AZ sit second in the table — in part because of their good form but also because other Dutch teams seem to be eating themselves this season. AZ v Heracles is 1/2 to finish in a home win and Dutch betting fans should get on board here. AZ have won their last six games, keeping three consecutive clean sheets. Heracles, meanwhile, have lost two in three.
Elsewhere, Twente are fresh off their draw with Ajax — no one can believe that happened! — yet still sit in the Eredivisie relegation zone. Twente host Den Haag, who have impressed in recent weeks to climb up the table into 11th place. Twente ended a four-game losing streak with their draw to Ajax and will hope to at least get a morale-boosting point against Den Haag at 5/2.
Feyenoord v Utrecht is also worth considering as a draw. Feyenoord have been disappointing this season and will travel to Utrecht after hosting Napoli in the Europa League on Thursday night. That’s not great preparation when coming up against a rival for the European spots in the Eredivisie. Utrecht are unbeaten in four and a draw is priced at 12/5.