This season’s Eredivisie has been crackingly competitive and interesting. Even more, it has been a great source of betting value for punters.
Ajax, while being top with three points ahead of second-place, PSV, the chasing pack from second to fifth, are only separated by two points. And as for goals, the Eredivisie has averaged three goals every gameweek.
If PSV’s early surge to the summit of the league had made them look like outright favourites, they have struggled to juggle their domestic and continental competitions.
Some patterns have emerged in the league with 11 matches played. Here are four bet options that could yet guarantee massive returns for punters interested in the Eredivisie.
Ajax To Win At Home
For all of Ajax’s rotten form in the UEFA Champions League, the defending champions have been dominant in the Eredivisie. Indeed, they have been imperious at home.
De Godenzonen have won nine of 11 matches this season, continuing from where they left off in the last campaign.
As far as excuses go, the Amsterdam-based side lost their influential coach, Erik Ten Hag, and forward, Antony, to Manchester United. And yet, Alfred Shreuder has ensured stability. Of course, some of the credit will go to former United keeper Edwin Van der Sar, who is the CEO.
Ajax have stuck with their tradition of developing and nurturing young talents from the academy and then making them world-class stars. There is also the odd addition of extremely talented kids from clubs all over the world.
Steven Bergwijn has returned to the Eredivisie after a cold spell at Tottenham and has blossomed. The 25-year-old has scored seven in 11 matches. Calvin Bassey has also brought his versatility from Rangers to make the champions more solid defensively.
Ajax have won four of five matches at the Johann Cruyff stadium so far. This is therefore an excellent betting option for smart punters interested in the Eredivisie.
Over 1.5 Goals In Matches Involving Sparta Rotterdam
Sparta Rotterdam have made very good strides this season after managing to escape relegation narrowly last season.
And, if it feels like it’s still early days, De Kasteelheren won just eight games all season last year. They have already won five so far.
Maurice Steijn has come in, replaced Henk Fraser in the summer, and done a remarkable job. In particular, he has improved the side offensively. Having finished last season as the second-lowest scoring side, with only 30 goals, they have now scored 17 in 11 matches. They have improved from averaging 1.1 goals per match to 1.5.
Vito van Crooij has already scored the same number of goals (5) that he scored in 33 matches last season. Sven Mijnans and Jonathan de Guzman have also been exciting in midfield.
Sparta Rotterdam have recorded eight over 1.5 results in all of their last eight matches. Hence, this is a brilliant betting option for punters this term.
Over 2.5 Goals In Matches Involving Groningen
There has been very little in terms of improvements to Groningen. They had one of the worst defences last season, and they are keeping well up with the trend this term.
They have conceded 24 goals already, which is more than two per match. Trots van het Noorden have kept only two clean sheets this season, the last in early September.
The appointment of Frank Wormuth has not changed much in the approach of the team. The combination of Radinio Balker and Mike te Wierik has continued to concede goals.
Wormouth’s men have recorded eight over 2.5 goal matches, including all of their last five this season.
Given the horrible nature of Groningen’s defence, this is a trend that looks sure to continue this season.
Under 3.5 Goals In Matches Involving Twente
Ron Jans remains unflinching in his ideas about this sport. For the 64-year-old, the foundation of every team’s win is its defence.
And yet, it is hard to go against him, because it has certainly worked. At least, at Twente since the start of last season. In their last campaign, they finished fourth and only lost out to Fiorentina in the Europa Conference League playoffs.
Now, they sit in fifth place, two points behind PSV in second, but with the best defence. In fact, they have conceded at least three fewer than Ajax.
The Tukkers have conceded more than two goals in a match just once this season. They have kept six clean sheets so far, more than any other team in the division. For emphasis, three of their last four matches have been clean sheets.
The combination of Robin Propper and Mees Hilgers has been a watertight defence. This is a must-have option for every punter with eyes on the Eredivisie.