FC GRONINGEN vs. AJAX
Hitachi Capital Mobility Stadion | Sunday 4th October 2020 | 11:15 GMT
UK TV – Premier Sports 2
Ajax have won three in three so far in the Eredivisie and Will Burns sees that continuing on Sunday morning.
The Amsterdammers, with the maximum nine points, had enough quality to see off the challenge of Vitesse last weekend, despite being down to ten men for the second half.
Defender Edson Alvarez was dismissed just before the break for a what was deemed a dangerous foul on Luis Openda. However, a goal from Brazilian wonderkid Antony grabbed all three points for Ajax after some great link-up play between the Brazilian and fellow newcomer Mohammed Kudus.
The pair have been a revelation in Erik ten Hag’s side so far and personally can’t wait to see them match up with the likes of PSV and Feyenoord, as well as Ajax’s upcoming Champions League mouthwatering ties against FC Midtjylland, Atalanta and Liverpool.
The hopes of FC Groningen were high in pre-season after signing Dutch legend Arjen Robben, however the 37-year-old went off injured in the opening game and they have failed to get to grips with the league this year.
They fell to a 3-1 defeat to PSV, before squeezing past ADO 1-0 and FC Twente stuck another three past this last weekend in a 3-1 defeat. I see Ajax pushing the Trots van het Noorden to the limit and we could easily see the Amsterdammers stick three of four past goalkeeper Sergio Padt.
I cannot see anything but an win for Erik ten Hag’s men and with some ease. We need them to win by two clear goals (or more) for out bet here with is best priced at Boyle Sports, as of time of writing.