The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a 1-1 draw against Feyenoord last Sunday, while Volendam suffered a 2-0 defeat to Excelsior, a day earlier.
Ajax will host FC Volendam in a Eredivisie fixture at Amsterdam Arena on Thursday night. The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a 1-1 draw against Feyenoord last Sunday, while Volendam suffered a 2-0 defeat to Excelsior, a day earlier. As of now, Ajax are occupying fifth spot in the Dutch top flight standings, having collected 33 points from 17 games, eight adrift of leaders Feyenoord, who have played a game more. The visitors, meanwhile, are languishing at the 17th position, with just 12 points to their name, three adrift of safety. The last meeting between these two sides in a friendly during the World cup break ended in a thrilling 5-4 win for Ajax.
Kom in de flow voor Ajax – FC Volendam 📊👇
— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) January 25, 2023
The heavyweights of Dutch football, Ajax, are going through a tough period, having not tasted a league-win since October 22. De Joden resumed competitive action following the World Cup break, with a 1-1 draw against NEC before getting the better of Den Bosch 2-0 in the KNVB second round fixture. But, the Jews couldn’t transform that form into the league fixture as they suffered yet again back-to-back draws in their next two outings, against FC Twente (0-0) and Feyenoord (1-01). Last time out, Ajax came from behind to earn a point against Feyenoord. Davy Klaasen scored a 71st minute equalizer at De Kuip. It was their sixth draw of the league season.
Volendam, on the other hand, have recorded two wins and two draws since the resumption of competitive action. The Other Oranje resumed their season with a thumping 3-0 win over bottom side Cambuur, before losing 2-0 to Heerenveen in the Cup fixture. Although Wim Jonk’s men managed to register a second successive Eredivisie-win, courtesy of defeating RK Waalwijk 2-1 on January 14, they couldn’t keep up the momentum in their next outing against Excelsior in their last outing, a week later. Damon Mirani scored an 18th-minute own goal followed by Marouan Azarkan’s late strike. It was Volendam’s 11th league-defeat of the campaign.
Ajax Probable line-up: FRulli, Rensch, Timber, Bassey, Wijndal, Berghuis, Alvarez, Klaasen, Klaasen, Bergwijn, Brobbery, Tadic
FC Volendam probable line-up: Stankovic, Mbuyamba, Benamar, Mirani, Buur, Eiting, Da silva, Murkin, B. Ould-Chikh, Oristanio, Muhren
|Den Bosch||0-2 (W)|
|Last 5 match-results||Score|
|Ajax beat Volendam||5-4|
|Ajax beat Volendam||2-4|
|Ajax beat Volendam||4-2|
|Ajax beat Volendam||2-1|
|Ajax beat Volendam||1-2|
The Eredivisie match between Ajax and FC Volendam will take place at Amsterdam Arena on Friday at 1:30 am IST.
|Ajax vs Volendam||Key Details|
|Date||January 26 (Netherlands)|
|Kickoff time In Netherlands||9:00 pm (Thursday)|
|Kickoff time in India||1:30 am (Friday)|
The live telecast of the Eredivisie match between Ajax and Volendam can be seen on Eurosport in India. Meanwhile, thos in the Netherlands can catch the live action via Watch ESPN, ESPN 2 and ESPN Extra.