Here is our FC Twente vs Ajax preview including all the team news, recent form, statistics and, of course, our expert analysis.

Two of the title challengers go head to head on Saturday as FC Twente are visited by Ajax. The teams sit in 1st and 3rd respectively separated by only 1 point. Ajax has already lost to another title contender, PSV (2nd), so they will not be wanting to drop points to another.

Recent Form

In their last 5 matches (in all competitions) both teams are achieved 3 wins (60%), drawn 1 (20%) and lost 1 (20%). Twente have lost in the Netherlands Cup to Heerenveen whereas Ajax has drawn in the Champions League to AC Milan. Whilst both teams have won 5 in the league so far, Ajax has lost an extra game (2).

Head to Head

In the last 5 games, Ajax have won 3 (60%), Twente have won 1 (20%) and there has been 1 draw (20%). Ajax’s wins have all been the most recent games so this may work as an advantage in the form of momentum for them.

This has typically been a tight affair with a goal margin of no more than 2. There has been an average of 2.2 goals per game.

Goals Conceded

There is a clear difference in goals conceded as Ajax have conceded 13 (1.4 per game) compared to Twente’s 5 (0.6 per game).

Both teams have scored 22 goals.

Team News

Twente will be looking to Dusan Tadic and Luc Castaignos for their goals in this game.

Ajax will be relying on Kolbeinn Sigþórsson as he has totalled 7 goals in the division this season.

Conclusion

The game looks to be a tight one as neither team wish to drop points but also want to take the points. The result of this game will be closely watched by the likes to PSV and Heerenveen as a draw would be the ideal result to leapfrog into 1st and 2nd. We too feel that the draw is the most likely result, and expect both teams to score. So look for a 1-1 or 2-2 result.