ajax about to be crowned champions

11:30    14 May 2019

Ajax Amsterdam players
Ajax Amsterdam only require a point in their last league match against Graafschap to ensure they win the 2018/19 Dutch Eredivisie title.

The two will lock horns in their last league encounter on Wednesday at the De Vijverberg, with kick-off set for 7:30pm.

The match will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 - check out our tv schedule for all detailed information.

It hasn’t been a great campaign for Graafschap in the Eredivisie as they sit second-bottom and have won just one of their previous seven league matches (W1, D1, L5). They tend to struggle particularly in the latter stages of their games, and have conceded 13 of their previous 16 league goals in the second-half.

Whilst slower in the latter stages of matches, ‘Superboeren’ often start at a frantic pace. They have taken the lead in six of their previous eight league matches, with five of those goals coming in the opening 30 minutes. However, they rarely hold onto that lead and have conceded at least one goal in response in four of those six encounters.

League leaders Ajax have all but secured the Eredivisie title on the weekend after enjoying a run of seven straight league wins. Interestingly, they have taken the lead in six of those seven matches but only kept one clean sheet.

They tend to have too much fire power up top for the opposition, with Ajax winning six times in that seven game sequence by a margin of two or more goals.

Furthermore, the Amsterdam side have won 14 of their previous 15 H2H competitive matches with Graafschap (W14, D1), scoring three or more goals in ten of those victories.

Currently, Ajax top the league standings with 83 points (three points above PSV) while Graafschap are second from bottom with 29 points.

Eredivisie League table
 

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