Ajax welcome Fortuna Sittard to the Johan Cruyff Arena on Saturday at 7pm, with the hosts aiming to extend their lead at the top of the Eredivisie table.
Ajax have won five of their opening six games in the Eredivisie so far this season, including that record-breaking 13-0 victory on the road at VVV-Venlo last weekend, which saw Lassina Traore directly involved in eight goals (five goals, three assists).
They now hold the best offensive record in the division by far with 24 goals scored in just six games. The Amsterdammers have won each of their opening three home games in the league this season, while they also boast a record of five straight victories as hosts against Sittard across all competitions
The only downside for Ajax is that they have been far from convincing throughout their Champions League group stage campaign, having collected just one point in two rounds so far, with a defeat against Liverpool followed up by a 2-2 draw with Atalanta in midweek.
In stark contrast to Ajax’s domestic form though, Sittard are the worst team in the league at the moment, collecting just two points from six games so far this season. They were on an 11-game winless streak (stretching back to last season) prior to their 2-0 victory at Roda JC in the KNVB Cup in midweek.
This was actually their first away victory since December 2018 and provided manager Kevin Hofland some much-needed momentum. Sittard currently hold the second joint-worst defensive record in the division with 15 goals conceded in six league outings (no prizes for guessing who has the worst).
Will Ajax secure another huge victory this Saturday? Or can Sittard manage to record a positive result from this trip to the Dutch capital?
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- UK: Premier Sports 1
- US: ESPN+
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Ajax and Sittard’s previous Eredivisie line-ups:
- Ajax (vs VVV-Venlo): Onana; Tagliafico, Blind, Schuurs, Klaiber; Gravenberch, Klaassen, Tadic, Ekkelenkamp, Antony; Traore.
- Sittard (vs Groningen): Coselev; Angha, Ninaj, Janssen, Cox; Tekie, Seuntjens, Smeets; Flemming, Polter, Semedo.
Mohammed Kudus is still missing through injury for Ajax and he is not expected back for a while. Antony and veteran forward Klaas Jan Huntelaar are both doubts ahead of this clash. Sittard meanwhile have a fully-fit team at their disposal ahead of this trip to Amsterdam.