In the first round of Eredivisie we’ll get to witness Ajax v Heracles Almelo. The team from Amsterdam is the strong favourite here and should win the match easily. Because of this, the odds for a win is way too low, but let’s see where we can find some value betting:
My Prediction For This Game:
Ajax is, obviously, a much stronger side and is the favourite to win the title. On the other hand, Heracles Almelo will be desperately trying to avoid relegation this season; last year they managed to do it and even got as high as 10th place. Although last year Ajax managed to beat Heracles Almelo in both games by one goal, we believe this time Ajax will win by at least three goals.
Ajax is traditionally one of the best teams in The Netherlands. They have kept all of their key players from last season except Justin Kluiver who was sold to Roma, and they have brought in Dusan Tadic and Daley Blind. Ajax is currently trying to qualify for the Champions League so they might well rest some key players. Even so, they are still a much stronger team and should win easily.
Heracles Almelo was one of the biggest surprises last year; they finished 10th. This season, however, they will be happy to avoid relegation. They sold their best midfielder Jamiro Monteiro to Metz, and they have signed some lower-class and lower ability players.
Ajax last 5 games:
Heracles Almelo last 5 games:
Reasons For and Against The Tip:
✓ Ajax is the much stronger team.
✓ Heracles lost their best midfielder and didn’t bring in a good replacement.
✘ Their games last year ended in Ajax winning 1-0 and 2-0.
✘ Ajax might rest some key players.