Season after season, this Dutch Eredivisie continues to excite fans and enthusiasts alike with some crisp football on display. Particularly, it is a huge source of betting value for smart punters.
This season has been packed with surprises. While Ajax seemed to steamroll past almost every opposition last season before winning the title, it has not been so smooth this season in the league. PSV have matched them stride for stride. In fact, they lead the table with a point and a win better.
Of course, Erik Ten Haag’s men have been one of the best teams in the UEFA Champions League this season. They finished the group stage with a 100% record.
More than halfway through the season and it looks a lot like a two-horse race between PSV and Ajax. Indeed, both teams still feature on the continent, albeit the league leaders play in the Europa League. The excitement will expectedly continue.
With 19 matches played and 15 still to go, some exciting patterns have emerged to help punters cash out big during this period.
Here are four bet options to consider in the Eredivisie:
Ajax To Win And Keep A Clean Sheet At Home
How Ajax is not leading the league table is simply strange. In truth, this is where their rivals have to take some credit. The Amsterdam team has been just as outstanding as last season. Unfortunately, so have PSV who are showing more consistency.
The former champions play some of the most eye-catching football around, a reason the coach is highly sought by the top teams in Europe.
The talents are young and home-grown and the style is possession-based: lots of energy in pressing, dynamic movements and swiftness in progression. It is always fun to watch.
In Europe this season, they finished top of a group that included Bundesliga giants, Borussia Dortmund. It must be said that they finished without blemish.
This season, in the Eredivisie, they have the best attack with 52 goals and the best defence with only 4 conceded.
Even then, they continue to sell some of their finest talents to the big teams Europe. Frankie de Jong, Hakim Ziyech and Matthijs de Ligt readily come to mind.
So far, they have kept eight clean sheets in ten matches at home and won seven of them.
This trend will expectedly continue. Hence it makes great sense for smart punters to back them with this bet option for the remainder of the season.
Over 1.5 In Matches Involving Sparta Rotterdam
Sparta Rotterdam has been unusually poor this season. As things stand, they are deep in the relegation fight in 16th position on the log.
This is a far cry from their 8th place finish last season. Even then, the players and manager seemed unsatisfied.
Henk Frazer’s side has been largely unlucky this season. They have had to settle for draws in matches where they looked the likelier to win. At this stage, they have drawn (8) more games than any other Eredivisie side.
The absence of goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has not helped matters. First the Nigerian was injured before heading to Cameroon for the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).
Their chances of survival are slim. Yet, they may beat the drop. The Castle Lords as have recorded 13 over 1.5 matches.
It is safe for punters to stake on this bet option for the long haul.
Goal/Goal In Matches Involving Twente
One of the top teams in the Eredivisie traditionally, they seem to have fallen off the pecking order in recent seasons.
The Tukkers just appear to be comfortable in and around the mid-table section. From finishing in 10th place last season, they have improved this season, sitting pretty in 6th with four points behind Feyenoord in third position.
A lack of discipline has cost them valuable points at times with the Enschede-based club seeing two red cards this campaign.
They are very aggressive during offence-defence transitions and will always look to win the ball in key areas of the opponent’s half.
Ron Jans’ men seem to always score in every game even when they do not win. They have recorded 12 goal-goal results this term.
Punters can take advantage of this bet option which promises plenty this season.
Feyenoord To Win Over 5.5 Corners
What a season Feyenoord is having! Arne Slot’s men have been very stable and consistent, sitting in third position so far.
Playing in the Europa Conference League, they have achieved balance. The play has also been brilliant; direct and effective.
They have tended to focus more on the wing during attack, a position where Colombian forward, Luis Sinisterra has been key. He has scored seven goals in 16 matches. Additionally, Nigerian, Cyril Dessers has contributed for goals from the same position.
The implication of attacking through these fleet-footed forwards is the concession of corners by the opposition.
Feyenoord have averaged 7 corners in the Eredivisie this season and this will likely continue till May.
When the goals bet seem to disappoint punters, set-pieces are great to turn to. Feyenoord can deliver great rewards