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Ajax vs. Vitesse 5/16/2021 Dutch Eredivisie Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Ajax meets Vitesse on 5/16/2021.

Ajax encounters Vitesse in a regular season match. Ajax with a record of 18.0-7.0-8.0 this season comes into this game with a 7.0-3.0-7.0 record on the road. Vitesse is 18.0-7.0-8.0 this season and is 11.0-4.0-1.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Ajax and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. In their last match, Vitesse played to a draw. While it is not a loss, Vitesse is itching for an opportunity to take advantage of their home pitch and gain a victory over Ajax.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Vitesse and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their last match, Vitesse played to a draw. While it is not a loss, Vitesse is itching for an opportunity to take advantage of their home pitch and gain a victory over Ajax.

The Ajax Roster

The Players to Watch for the Ajax

Ryan Gravenberch MF

Ryan Gravenberch has 47.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Ryan Gravenberch had 17.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Ryan Gravenberch had 28 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Ajax teammates, Ryan Gravenberch had 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Ryan Gravenberch has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Ryan Gravenberch has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 35 fouls this season. He has drawn 29 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Dušan Tadić FW,MF

As a shooter, Dušan Tadić had 74.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Dušan Tadić had 32.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Dušan Tadić has 28 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Ajax teammates, Dušan Tadić had 14 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Dušan Tadić has 7 Yellow Cards this season. Dušan Tadić has 7 Red Cards this season. He has committed 25 fouls this season. He has drawn 36 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Davy Klaassen MF

As a shooter, Davy Klaassen had 44.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Davy Klaassen has 29.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Davy Klaassen has 24 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Davy Klaassen has 12 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Davy Klaassen has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Davy Klaassen has 2 Red Cards this season. He has committed 35 fouls this season. He has drawn 15 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Nicolás Tagliafico DF

As a shooter, Nicolás Tagliafico had 36.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Nicolás Tagliafico has 10.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Nicolás Tagliafico had 22 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Ajax teammates, Nicolás Tagliafico had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Nicolás Tagliafico has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Nicolás Tagliafico has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 38 fouls this season. He has drawn 33 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Antony FW,MF

Antony has 57.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Antony has 21.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Antony has 18 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Ajax teammates, Antony had 8 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Antony has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Antony has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 13 fouls this season. He has drawn 29 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Daley Blind DF

Daley Blind has 17.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Daley Blind had 4.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Daley Blind had 21 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Ajax teammates, Daley Blind had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Daley Blind has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Daley Blind has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 15 fouls this season. He has drawn 10 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Perr Schuurs DF

As a shooter, Perr Schuurs had 13.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Perr Schuurs has 3.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Perr Schuurs had 20 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Ajax teammates, Perr Schuurs had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Perr Schuurs has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Perr Schuurs has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 22 fouls this season. He has drawn 11 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Edson Álvarez MF,DF

Edson Álvarez has 31.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Edson Álvarez had 9.0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Edson Álvarez had 17 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Ajax teammates, Edson Álvarez had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Edson Álvarez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Edson Álvarez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 32 fouls this season. He has drawn 4 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

The Vitesse Roster

The Players to Watch for the Vitesse

Danilho Doekhi DF

Danilho Doekhi has 17.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Danilho Doekhi had 3.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Danilho Doekhi has 31 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Vitesse teammates, Danilho Doekhi had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Danilho Doekhi has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Danilho Doekhi has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 23 fouls this season. He has drawn 15 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Maximilian Wittek DF,MF

Maximilian Wittek has 41.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Maximilian Wittek has 11.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Maximilian Wittek has 29 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Vitesse teammates, Maximilian Wittek had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Maximilian Wittek has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Maximilian Wittek has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 31 fouls this season. He has drawn 41 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Eli Dasa DF,MF

Eli Dasa has 11.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Eli Dasa has 2.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Eli Dasa has 28 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Vitesse teammates, Eli Dasa had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Eli Dasa has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Eli Dasa has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 19 fouls this season. He has drawn 20 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Loïs Openda FW

As a shooter, Loïs Openda had 62.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Loïs Openda has 26.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Loïs Openda had 25 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Vitesse teammates, Loïs Openda had 9 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Loïs Openda has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Loïs Openda has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 33 fouls this season. He has drawn 56 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Oussama Tannane MF

As a shooter, Oussama Tannane had 124.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Oussama Tannane had 37.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Oussama Tannane has 26 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Oussama Tannane has 7 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Oussama Tannane has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Oussama Tannane has 3 Red Cards this season. He has committed 51 fouls this season. He has drawn 104 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Riechedly Bazoer DF

As a shooter, Riechedly Bazoer had 40.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Riechedly Bazoer had 15.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Riechedly Bazoer has 26 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Vitesse teammates, Riechedly Bazoer had 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Riechedly Bazoer has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Riechedly Bazoer has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 24 fouls this season. He has drawn 84 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Jacob Rasmussen DF

Jacob Rasmussen has 18.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Jacob Rasmussen had 6.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Jacob Rasmussen has 27 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Vitesse teammates, Jacob Rasmussen had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jacob Rasmussen has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jacob Rasmussen has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 14 fouls this season. He has drawn 13 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Matúš Bero MF

Matúš Bero has 44.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Matúš Bero had 12.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Matúš Bero has 25 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Vitesse teammates, Matúš Bero had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Matúš Bero has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Matúš Bero has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 66 fouls this season. He has drawn 20 fouls this season in Dutch Eredivisie action.

Ajax Team Stats

The Ajax Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Ajax was able to score 2.61 goals. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Ajax scored those goals off assists 84.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 2.18 assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Ajax converted on 0.34 of attempted shots on goal. This offense creates high quality shots.

Ajax attempted 7.76 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Ajax attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 39.6% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.

Ajax Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Ajax was able to hold opponents to 0.61 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. Ajax goalkeepers fended off 3.15 shots per 90 minutes. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Ajax truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

Ajax goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 79.8% of the time. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. Ajax goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 48.5% of the time. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.







Ajax Utility Stats

Vitesse tried 17.88 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Vitesse is in the top 31 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Vitesse has successfully intercepted 12.18 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Vitesse in the top 39 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Vitesse commits 12.06 fouls. This puts Vitesse in the top 26 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Vitesse drew 13.88 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Vitesse in the top 22 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Vitesse had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.42 times per 90 minutes of action. Vitesse is in the top 21 percentile in offside calls against them.

Vitesse Team Stats

The Vitesse Offensive Stats and Metrics

Vitesse scored 1.42 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Vitesse was able to score 1.15 goals off assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Vitesse was able to score on 0.27 of their shots on target. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Vitesse attempts 5.21 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Vitesse is able to get 33.5% of their shots to be on goal(target). Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Vitesse Defensive Stats and Metrics

Vitesse gave up 0.94 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. Vitesse goalkeepers fended off 3.76 shots per 90 minutes. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 74.2% of shots on target were saved by Vitesse goalkeepers. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 36.4% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Vitesse. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.

Vitesse Utility Stats

Vitesse tried 17.88 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Vitesse is in the top 31 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Vitesse has successfully intercepted 12.18 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Vitesse in the top 39 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Vitesse commits 12.06 fouls. Vitesse is in the top 26 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Vitesse drew 13.88 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Vitesse in the top 22 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Vitesse committed an offside 1.42 times. This puts Vitesse in the top 21 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Ajax vs. Vitesse Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Ajax 4 Vitesse 1

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