Eredivisie Betting Tips
Dutch Eredivisie Presentation - Football
The architects of ‘Total Football’ and the pioneers of beautiful football – the Dutch are one of the best when it comes to entertaining. When it comes to their football, it is not just goals that matter, but the aesthetics of it. The “Eredivisie” is the highest league in the Netherlands professional football and was founded in 1956. Ranked the 13th best league in Europe by UEFA, the Eredivisie consists of 18 clubs and is home to some of the legendary European clubs like Ajax, Feyenoord, PSV Eindhoven. Some of the biggest names in world football like Johan Cruyff, Frank Rijkaard, Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit, and Dennis Bergkamp among others have brought name and fame to this league. Though over the years the stature of Eredivisie has come down, it still ranks high in the count of top European football leagues.
Dutch Eredivisie expert predictions
The Dutch Championship was first awarded in 1888, but it was in 1956-57 that the first Eredivise was played. Ajax has won the most number of titles (25) with PSV Eindhoven next (21). Feyenoord (10) follows them and together these three clubs are called the “Big Three” of Dutch football. They also have the distinction of being the only clubs to have appeared in every edition of Eredivisie so far. Since 1965, these three clubs have won all but three titles (two of which went to AZ Alkmaar and one to FC Twente).
Coming to the statistics, the Dutch Eredivisie is one of the most prolific when it comes to goals. The 2017/18 season saw a whopping 988 goals scored over 312 matches. That translates to a commanding 3.17 goals per match. Isn’t it goals that get people flock to the stadia? The 2016/17 season was equally prolific with 2.91 goals per match, while the 2015/16 finished with 2.99 goals per match. One thing is for sure – the Eredivisie matches are full of goals and action!
That probably is why last season saw a whopping 63% of the matches end with over 2.5 goals. An equally high 38% of the matches saw over 3.5 goals, while a very competitive 20% of games ended with over 4.5 goals. That translates to one in every five games that ended with over 4.5 goals and nearly a goal fest!
Coming to home advantage, last season saw 45% of the matches won by home sides, while 31% of times it was the visitors who picked up full points. In 190 out of 312 matches (61%), the result ended with “Both Teams Scored” – another pointer for the enthusiasts looking to pick bets.
An interesting statistic for those looking at picking the winner comes from the league history. The “Big Three” of Dutch football – Ajax, PSV, and Feyenoord – have shared 56 of the 61 titles so far among themselves. That comes to an astonishing 92% success rate among these clubs which means nine out of ten times, one of these will be the title winner!
How to predict Dutch Eredivisie matches
When picking out the results of the Eredivisie matches, it is important the you keep an eye on the winning streak of the teams (how many they have won/lost in a row), historical results between the side and the form of key players. Last season saw AZ Alkmaar enjoy the goals from their Iranian striker Alireza Jahanbakhsh, who collected 21 in total. That was nearly 30% of the total goals that his side has scored and eventually they finished third in the league.
Similarly, Bjorn Maars Johnsen ended with 19 goals for the mid-table side Den Haag, which is nearly 40% of the total goals his side has scored in the season. When you have such prolific scorers, it is vital to keep an eye on their fitness and availability for a particular match to take advantage of their scoring form.
Of course, it is also important to look at various sports betting sites and compare the odds before finalising your tips. For the same bet, different bookmakers may offer different odds. Have a look at what the different bookmakers are offering and then pick the best one to maximize your potential earnings. For example, on a victory for Den Haag over Ajax, Bet365 could offer odds of 7/2 as against 11/2 by William Hill. You know which to pick, if you did your homework on the various bookmakers!
How to predict Dutch Eredivisie table
Like we said earlier, keep an eye on the “Big Three” – Ajax, PSV, and Feyenoord – considering their record in winning the titles. The only clubs to win a title other than these three since 1965 are AZ Alkmaar and FC Twente. Historical data suggest that nine of ten titles in the Eredivisie go to one of the “Big Three” and it is crucial to have a look at this pick before settling down on your choice.
Betting tips on the Dutch Eredivisie top Scorer
As the league itself witnesses a lot of games, it is but natural to see a lot of players vying for the top scorer honours. Over the years, the league has seen some of the top strikers covet the trophy – the likes of Luis Suarez, Wilfied Bony, Bas Dost, Memphis Depay and Vincent Janssen have won it in the last decade. Last year saw the Iranian striker Alireza Jahanbakhsh winning it with AZ Alkmaar. With other strong names like Bjorn Johnsen, Steven Berghuis, Hirving Lozano, Fran Sol, and Huntelaar plying their trade in the league, it’s easy to keep your search for the top scorer bet to a limited set of strikers!
Dutch Eredivisie 2019/20: our free betting tips
It was Ajax who claimed their 34th Eredivisie title in 2019, their first time winning the competition since 2014, when their run of four consecutive wins came to an end. They will be joined by runners-up PSV Eindhoven in the 2019/20 Champions League, while third- and fourth-place Feyenoord and AZ will enter the third and second qualifying rounds of the Europa League respectively. At the bottom of the table, Excelsior, De Graafschap and NAC Breda were all relegated to Eerste Divisie.