Last time Ajax lost a match, it was nearly 3 months ago, dropping three points at home after Vitesse surprised them at the Amsterdam Arena. The champions this time arrive to the GelreDome riding a long undefeated streak, hoping to climb back to second place, You can watch it here live as well.
Since that loss to Vitesse, with goals from Newcastle transfer target Wilfried Bony, Ajax have dropped only two points on the next eight matches. Besides that one 0-0 draw, it’s all been wins, including 3-1 against PSV and last week a 3-1 win in de Klassieker against Feyenoord, as Viktor Fischer announced his arrival with a first half double.
Vitesse, currently ranked fifth in the league, are only two points below fourth place occupied by Feyenoord, hoping that the abilities of Bony and their home record (only one loss in nine matches) can put them among the top 4. The problem is that Bony, an Ivorian international, is currently with the national side in the Africa Cup of Nations. He’s leading Vitesse with 16 goals this season. The Brazilian, Jonathan Reis, with 7 goals this season, will try and make up for that absence.