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Coral go double Dutch with Ajax and PSV both in action

| 18.10.2014

Coral continue their European coverage, as they return from international action with a delightful Dutch double preview, as four of the top teams in the Eredivisie take each other on.

FC Twente v Ajax
Reigning champions of the Netherlands and current second-place side, Ajax (2/1 to win) take on unbeaten Twente (13/10), having taken four points from Alfred Schreuder’s side last season, with the corresponding fixture finishing in a 1-1 draw and Luc Castaignos grabbing the opener, who is 5/1 to do so again, while Arsenal loanee Ryo Miyaichi is 9/4 to net anytime.

The equaliser came from Iceland international Kolbeinn Sigthorsson in the last 10 minutes, and he is 15/8 to net anytime, having netted three times in seven league appearances this term, along with one assist. However, the away side could have more luck with striker Arkadiusz Milik, who netted twice on international duty with Poland, and looked largely impressive. He is 13/2 to net the opening goal, and 15/8 in the anytime market. A repeat scoreline of 1-1, is a solid 6/1 shot.

PSV Eindhoven v AZ Alkmaar
Top of the table PSV host AZ, having won all of their last five home matches against the Alkmaar outfit. Last term, a goal in the third minute from left back Jetro Willems was enough to secure victory, and the talented 20-year-old is 13/2 to net anytime.

Hosts Eindhoven are odds-on at 1/2 for the win, while John van den Brom’s side have odds of 5/1, perhaps reflected more by PSV’s fantastic form, rather than a fairly respectable seventh placed position currently, with seven points from their last three matches.

Top scorer Memphis Depay, with five goals this season, is still injured so they may have to rely on former Newcastle United flop Luuk de Jong, who has three, and is 4/1 to open the scoring. Dutch attacking midfield sensation Adam Maher also has the same amount of goals, and faces his former club here, so could be better value to score first with odds of 11/2.

A repeat of last season’s 1-0 scoreline is 17/2, though with a goal difference of 15, the home side could well run riot.



Matt Haynes

A long-suffering Leeds fan, Matt studied Sports Journalism at university, and has a plethora of multi-industry experience. Having worked on behalf of multiple hedge funds and top-tier investment banks in executive search, he has also had a stint with the BBC and the Press Association. Outside of work, he pursues entrepreneurial activities and likes to keep fit.
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