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AFC Ajax vs. Heracles: Match Preview, Where To Watch Live Eredivisie, Saturday, August 12, 2023

On Saturday, August 12, 2023 Ajax will compete against Heracles in the Matchday 1 of the Eredivisie match. Watch here, Ajax vs Heracles live streaming, preview and how to watch it.

This Saturday evening, Ajax Amsterdam will host Heracles at the Johan Cruyff Arena for the opening game of the 2023-24 Eredivisie season. The home team are the reigning champions and are looking to start their title defense with a win. The visiting team is a promoted team that returns to the top flight after just one season.

Ajax is the most dominant team in the Eredivisie, having won 36 titles in their history. Last season, they managed to outperform their rivals by 12 points from the second-placed team, PSV Eindhoven. They also scored 102 goals and conceded only 23 goals in 34 matches.

Heracles is a team that is struggling to survive in the Eredivisie, winning only one title in 1927. Last season, they were relegated to the Eerste Divisie after finishing 17th in the Eredivisie. However, they managed to bounce back and win the Eerste Divisie by four points from the second placed team, NAC Breda. They scored 74 goals and conceded 42 goals in 38 matches.

Speaking of performance, Ajax have not shown their best performance in pre-season, with only two wins from the six friendly matches they have played. They suffered three defeats in their last four matches, conceding three goals in each of these matches. Brian Brobbey became their top scorer with three goals.

Heracles has performed quite well in pre-season, winning two of the three matches they have played. They only suffered one defeat against FC Twente with a score of 1-2. They have also managed to keep clean sheets in their two wins against NEC Nijmegen and FC Emmen. Delano Burgzorg became their top scorer with two goals.

Looking at the history of meetings, Ajax and Heracles have met 55 times in all competitions, with 44 of these meetings occurring in the Eredivisie. As expected, Ajax dominated the match against Heracles with 36 wins. Heracles has 11 wins and eight matches ended in a draw.

Ajax are unbeaten in their last four meetings against Heracles, keeping a clean sheet in these matches as well. They have also won 11 of their last 13 home games against Heracles in all competitions. They have scored at least three goals in their last three home meetings against Heracles.

Heracles was only able to win once at home to Ajax in their history, namely in 1964 with a score of 1-0. They have also only been able to score two goals in their last six meetings with Ajax while conceding 14 goals.

Based on the data, Ajax is a team that is clearly superior to Heracles, both in terms of quality and experience. On the other hand, Heracles is a team that has to work hard to be able to compete in the Eredivisie, especially against a team like Ajax. Heracles cannot be underestimated because they have a squad that contains young and little-known players such as Delano Burgzorg, Noah Fadiga, Marco Rente and Janis Blaswich.

Live Stream & How To Watch

Ajax vs Heracles match at Johan Cruijff Arena Stadium, Amsterdam can be watched live streaming. Eredivisie 2023/2024 Matchday 1 match broadcast on ESPN+ starting 14:00 ET.

MatchAFC Ajax vs. Heracles
Competition2023/2024 Eredivisie
Match dayMatchday 1
VenueJohan Cruijff Arena Stadium, Amsterdam
DateSaturday, August 12, 2023
Kickoff14:00 ET
Official TVESPN+
Streaming LinkESPN+

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Line-Up Forecast

Ajax (4-3-3)Heracles (4-3-3)
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Heracles – Last 5 Match Results

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  • July 26, 2023 – Heracles [1 – 0] FC Emmen (Club Friendlies)
  • August 05, 2023 – Heracles [1 – 3] Volendam (Club Friendlies)
  • August 05, 2023 – Heracles [2 – 0] Helmond Sport (Club Friendlies)

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