Sparta Rotterdam have been on a dismal run in the league winning only one of their last nine league games. Things don't get any easier for them when they welcome Ajax to the Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel. The home team have just seven points from their 13 games while Ajax top the table with 30 points from 13 games. Sparta lost their last match 1-0 at home to Twente and have won just once at home in seven matches. This poor run of form has seen them slip into the relegation zone although they are just a point from safety. They have failed to win at home in their last five matches across all competitions. The home team have lost their last nine matches against Ajax.
The champions Ajax's great form continued when they won 2-1 in the Champions League against Besiktas for their fifth win in a row in the competition. In the league they are top on goal difference over PSV. They will want to collect three points against a side they always do well against to keep the pressure on PSV. Ajax are unbeaten away from home in the league this season and have scored 15 goals only conceded one goal in six matches. They are unbeaten in their last 23 matches away from home across all competitions. Ajax last lost a league match to Sparta in 2003 when they went down 4-0 away from home.
The league leaders have an incredible away record and once again showed their composition in the match against Besiktas. Despite going down a goal they never panicked and got the win. The pressure is on Sparta but Ajax have too much class therefore we back Ajax to win and the more than 3.5 goals option to be a great bet.