Frank de Boer's men boast a dominant record against their fiercest rivals over the past few years, and Al Hain-Cole expects them to ease to victory once again in the KNVB BekerHaving overcome PSV Eindhoven in the De Topper on Sunday, Ajax face another grudge match when they take on arch rivals Feyenoord in Wednesday’s cup clash.
With 13 wins and just one defeat in the last 19 encounters, Frank de Boer’s men have enjoyed the upper hand in recent Klassiekers, and are 3/4 (1.75) favourites with Betway to come out on top once again this evening.
However, the visitors come into this game full of confidence after running out convincing 5-2 winners away to Utrecht on Sunday and are available at 4/1 (5.00) to record their first victory at the Amsterdam Arena in almost nine years.
De Stadionclub needed penalties to overcome Heracles after a 1-1 draw in their last KNVB Beker clash, and you can get odds of 12/5 (3.40) on the scores remaining tied after 90 minutes tonight.
Having won their last five consecutive home games going into this match, including a 2-1 Champions League victory over Barcelona, the hosts will be extremely confident of booking their place in the semi-finals when they welcome their old foes to the capital.
Ronald Koeman’s men have come away empty-handed in nine of their last 10 visits to this ground and a ban on away fans means they will step onto the pitch in front of an even more intimidating atmosphere than they are accustomed to in these derby matches.
With just four wins to their name in 11 on the road this season, it is difficult to see Feyenoord ending their long wait for an away derby victory in such a hostile environment, meaning those 3/4 (1.75) odds represent excellent value on the champions coming out on top, just as they did in August’s Eredivisie fixture.
Despite conceding an early goal in that match, De Amsterdammers struck back quickly to go in at half-time in the lead, eventually securing all three points for the fifth time in six home games against their rivals.
Considering they have led at the break in all five of those clashes, it is well worth backing the 7/4 (2.75) price on offer for Ajax to cruise to victory in similar style once again tonight.
|Ajax to win for a 2pt stake at 3/4 (1.75) with Betway
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