In the last de Klassieker, Feyenoord and Ajax ended their meeting at the De Kuip in a 2-2 draw. This time, at the Amsterdam Arena, it’s a chance for both teams to get closer to the first place in the Eredivisie, as 3 points will bring the winner to only one point from Twente at the top, and tied with PSV for second place. You can watch it here live as well.
Ajax went into the winter break on a streak of seven consecutive matches without losing, the last time without any points from the team being in a 2-0 home loss against Vitesse on November 3. Since then, it’s been six league wins and a draw, with the last match before the Christmas break a 0-0 draw against Utrecht.
The team’s top scorer this season is Siem de Jong with 7 goals, but the two players who mean the most to Ajax are the two Danes, Viktor Fischer and Christian Eriksen. It’s been exactly two years since Ajax last won a league match against Feyenoord (2-0, 19.1.2011). The more important number going into the match is Feyenoord not beating Ajax in Amsterdam since 2005.
Feyenoord are fourth in the league, tied with Ajax at 37 points. They also finished the first half of the season in very good form; after a 3-0 loss to Twente on November 4, Feyenoord have also gone on a 7-match unbeaten streak. Their top scorers this season are Graziano Pelle with 14 goals and Lex Immers with 10.