19:45 GMT 14 December 2017
The Ajax vs. Excelsior match will be played on Wednesday, December 15, at the Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam. Ajax is currently 3rd on the table with 32 points, while Excelsior is 11th on the table at the moment with 17 points.
In their previous ten meetings Ajax recorded eight victories, while two matches ended in a draw. The last game played in March finished 1:1, while the last win for Excelsior came in 2007, the result was 2:1.
With a 3:0 victory over PSV last weekend, Ajax returned in the race for the title. They are still seven points behind their fierce rivals, but at least they reignited the flame of hope. Ajax is firing from all weapons at the moment - they scored at least three goals in each of their last four matches, 19 combined! They conceded four, which cost them two points against Twente and they will have to get better defensively to catch PSV in the rest of the season.
Latest matches: Ajax Amsterdam
|10.12.2017||Ered||Ajax Amsterdam||PSV Eindhoven||3:0||W|
|02.12.2017||Ered||FC Twente Enschede||Ajax Amsterdam||3:3||D|
|26.11.2017||Ered||Ajax Amsterdam||Roda JC Kerkrade||5:1||W|
|18.11.2017||Ered||NAC Breda||Ajax Amsterdam||0:8||W|
Excelsior was in the position to fight for the place in European competitions only a month ago, but a terrible series of defeats cost them. Now they are just four points ahead of Breda, which is in the relegation zone. Excelsior will have two home matches against Groningen and Twente after the game against Ajax, and they will probably focus on that. They will be happy if they don't get humiliated in Amsterdam.
Latest matches: SBV Excelsior
|09.12.2017||Ered||SBV Excelsior||PEC Zwolle||1:2||L|
|03.12.2017||Ered||NAC Breda||SBV Excelsior||3:1||L|
|26.11.2017||Ered||SBV Excelsior||PSV Eindhoven||1:2||L|
|19.11.2017||Ered||FC Utrecht||SBV Excelsior||3:1||L|
|04.11.2017||Ered||SBV Excelsior||Roda JC Kerkrade||1:0||W|
Everything except an easy victory for Ajax would be a surprise. We expect many goals in this game.
14 December 2017 - 19:45 GMT
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