League: NETHERLANDS: Eredivisie – Round 3
Match: 17:30 Ajax – FC Emmen
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
Average odds: 1.30
Bookmaker: Bwin
Result: 5:0 WIN!!!


Saturday’s Eredivisie action kicks off with Emmen’s first ever league encounter with Ajax. It is also the first time Emmen fans have ever had the chance to see them play the 33-time Dutch Champions at the Johan Cruijff ArenA.
Naturally, the majority of the 22 players set to start have not played on the same pitch together before. There is, however, one man who knows this place. Emmen midfielder Hilal Ben Moussa, started his youth career in the Ajax ranks, and will be seen as something of a guide by his teammates.
The champions finally got their season rolling with a 1-0 win over Venlo last time out, and have more reasons to be cheerful this week after recording their biggest winning margin in a Champions League qualifier – a 3-0 win over Belgian league runners-up Standard Liege.
Emmen playmaker Anco Jansen has given up a part of his team’s plan for this one following their 4-1 defeat at Alkmaar over the weekend. Tongue firmly in cheek, he said: “We wont go full on the attack here, or else we will be down 4-0 in 15 minutes!”
Players to watchDusan Tadic is proving his worth in Amsterdam. He has been involved in four goals in his last five competitive games for Ajax (three goals, one assist).
Anco Jansen has already grabbed himself a goal and an assist for Emmen in their first two Eredivisie games.
Stat attack: Ajax are unbeaten in their last 13 home league games (W11, D2).
Emmen were much stronger on the road than at home last season, losing just four of 19 away games (W8, D7, L4).
Ajax ended up with a goal difference of +33 at home last term, a stat only bettered by the eventual Champions, PSV (+35).

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