Leader PSV hopes neighbor stalker Ajax Sunday deliver a decisive blow in the title by the topper in the Johan Cruijff ArenA to win. If the Locals succeed in this, then it’s only the first time in fourteen years that PSV in one Eredivisie season two duels with Ajax wins.
The last time PSV in the league both home and away game against Ajax, winning concluded, was in the season 2004/2005. The Brabanders zegevierden when in front of own audience with 2-0 and were in Amsterdam with less than 0-4 is too strong for Ajax.
PSV-trainer Mark van Bommel wore that season the aanvoerdersband with the Locals and was in the ArenA responsible for three of the four hits. Salient detail: the last four Premier-league-seasons in which PSV at home as well as from Ajax and won, took the championship title (seasons 2004/2005, 2002/2003, 1999/2000 and 1996/1997).
In september last year, PSV a first step to a double victory at Ajax by the home match convincingly with a 3-0 win. Attackers Gastón Pereiro, Luuk de Jong and Hirving Lozano signed in the first half for the matches in the Philips Stadium.
Ajax lost earlier this season, all in competition from Feyenoord (6-2) and equals to a defeat Sunday against PSV a rare statistic. The last time that the 33-times national champions in one season three times and lost to a club from the traditional top three, was in the 2005/2006 season.
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Ajax since november 2017 undefeated in their own home
A victory for PSV on a visit to Ajax, incidentally, is all except a matter of course, because the last Eindhoven Eredivisie victory in Amsterdam dates back to October 2015. The former team of coach Phillip Cocu won at that time with 1-2 by two goals from Pereiro.
Of the last ten mutual duels in the ArenA knew PSV there are also only two to win. Also, Ajax was the last time stable performance in home games, because the kwartfinalist in the Champions League continued since the 1-2 defeat against FC Utrecht in november 2017 unbeaten on home soil (in the League).
The top match between Ajax and PSV begins Sunday at 16.45 hours and is led by referee Björn Kuipers. The Locals, who this season has only one game lost, to defend with still eight rounds to go and a lead of five points on Ajax.
The meeting between Ajax and PSV last season in the ArenA ended in a 3-0 victory for the home team by hits of David Neres, Lasse Schöne and Donny van de Beek.
Last five editions Ajax-PSV
- 2017/2018: 3-0
- 2016/2017: 1-1
- 2015/2016: 1-2
- 2014/2015: 1-3
- 2013/2014: 1-0
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