|Match||AFC Ajax vs. Feyenoord Rotterdam|
|Match day||Week 26|
|Venue||Johan Cruijff Arena Stadium, Amsterdam|
|Date||Sunday, March 19, 2023|
The classic match between Ajax and Feyenoord will be presented again at the Johan Cruijff Arena on Sunday (3/19/2023) at 08:30 EDT. The two teams are in tight competition at the top of the Eredivisie standings with only one point difference.
Ajax Amsterdam is in second place with 55 points from 25 matches, while Feyenoord leads with 58 points from the same number of matches. If Ajax can beat Feyenoord, they will take top spot thanks to a much better goal difference advantage.
This is the first match for John Heitinga as coach of Ajax against his eternal rival. Heitinga replaced Alfred Schreuder, who left for Club Brugge in January, and has since improved form with a run of seven successive league wins.
Heitinga himself is a former Ajax defender who has appeared in 10 derbies against Feyenoord and has never lost (seven wins, three draws). He certainly wants to continue his impressive record as a manager.
In the Feyenoord camp, Arne Slot also has a good record against Ajax when he was still in charge of AZ Alkmaar. He managed to beat Ajax twice in the 2019-20 season before the league was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. At that time, AZ had the same record as Ajax at the top of the standings.
Arne Slot then moved to Rotterdam last season and guided Feyenoord to a third-place finish, 12 points adrift of champions Ajax. He also brought his team to the final of the European Conference League but lost to AS Roma.
Despite losing several star players such as Luis Sinisterra and Tyrell Malacia who moved to England this summer, Feyenoord continued to appear solid and were unbeaten in the last 20 matches in all competitions.
Feyenoord also just set a record by thrashing Shakhtar Donetsk 7-1 in the last 16 of the Europa League on Thursday night. The slot could even play a few reserve players after going seven goals to nil in less than an hour.
Feyenoord have led the Eredivisie table since the World Cup break and are looking to maintain that with a positive result against Ajax. The first meeting between the two teams this season ended in a 1-1 draw at De Kuip back in January.
Interesting Statistics and Facts
This is the 191st meeting between Ajax and Feyenoord in all competitions since 1921. Ajax excelled with 87 wins, while Feyenoord won 55 and drew the rest.
In the Eredivisie alone, this is the 168th meeting between the two teams. Ajax is also more dominant by winning 74 wins, while Feyenoord won 46 times and the rest were draws.
At the Johan Cruijff Arena or Amsterdam Arena previously, this is the 27th meeting between the two teams. Ajax is very superior by winning 21 wins, while Feyenoord won only once (in 2005) and the rest were draws.
Feyenoord are ahead of Ajax in terms of ranking (1 vs 2), points (58 vs 55) and clean sheets (10 vs 8).
Ajax has more goals against Feyenoord (70 vs 56), but also has more goals against (25 vs 23).
The two teams balance home and away wins, but Ajax have drawn more at home (4 vs 3) and Feyenoord have drawn more away from home (3 vs 4).
Both teams have had their smallest respective losses so far this season. Ajax lost once each at home and away, and Feyenoord lost away from home by a score of 2-3 to AZ.
- January 22, 2023 – Feyenoord [1 – 1] AFC Ajax (Eredivisie)
- March 20, 2022 – AFC Ajax [3 – 2] Feyenoord (Eredivisie)
- December 19, 2021 – Feyenoord [0 – 2] AFC Ajax (Eredivisie)
- May 09, 2021 – Feyenoord [0 – 3] AFC Ajax (Eredivisie)
- January 17, 2021 – AFC Ajax [1 – 0] Feyenoord (Eredivisie)
- February 24, 2023 – Union Berlin [3 – 1] AFC Ajax (UEFA Europa League)
- February 26, 2023 – Vitesse [1 – 2] AFC Ajax (Eredivisie)
- March 03, 2023 – De Graafschap [0 – 3] AFC Ajax (League)
- March 05, 2023 – AFC Ajax [1 – 0] NEC Nijmegen (Eredivisie)
- March 12, 2023 – Heerenveen [2 – 4] AFC Ajax (Eredivisie)
- March 02, 2023 – Heerenveen [0 – 1] Feyenoord (League)
- March 05, 2023 – Feyenoord [1 – 0] Groningen (Eredivisie)
- March 10, 2023 – Shakhtar Donetsk [1 – 1] Feyenoord (UEFA Europa League)
- March 13, 2023 – Feyenoord [2 – 1] Volendam (Eredivisie)
- March 17, 2023 – Feyenoord [7 – 1] Shakhtar Donetsk (UEFA Europa League)
Possible Starting Lineup:
|Ajax (4-3-3)||Feyenoord (4-2-3-1)|
Where to Watch Live
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Tonight there is an exciting match between Ajax vs Feyenoord in the 2022/23 Eredivisie competition. If nothing changes, of course you can watch the live broadcast and live streaming of Ajax vs Feyenoord via the ESPN+ platforms.
Live Streaming Info
Held at the Johan Cruijff Arena Stadium, Amsterdam on Sunday, March 19, 2023, the Ajax vs. Feyenoord show will start kick-off at 08:30 EDT. The following is additional information on TV channels in several countries that are broadcasting streaming this match.
*Please Remember too! several streaming platforms or TV channels charge a subscription fee to access Ajax vs Feyenoord shows, and the 2022/23 Eredivisie match schedule may change depending on broadcast rights holders.
Here is the live streaming link for Ajax vs. Feyenoord in the Eredivisie 2022/23