Eredivisie Betting Tips
The 2021/22 Dutch Eredivisie Football Season
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 how they are scored. The league was founded in 1956 and there are 18 clubs taking part in the Dutch Eredivisie, each plays the others home and away, meaning a total of 34 games are played. You'll see that the Dutch league is a bit different from others, basically, they love a play-off.
The defending champions are Ajax who ended the 2020/21 season 16 points clear of PSV. Ajax as champions go straight into the group stage of the Champions League, PSV will have to win a few rounds to get through to the group stage. Third last season were AZ who go in to the Europa League qualifying rounds. Fourth placed Vitesse were ten points adrift of AZ and go into the qualifying rounds of the Europa Conference League The teams finishing in fifth to eighth place go into a play-off for the other Europa Conference League position. Feyenoord beat Utrechtt Breda to claim that place.
The bottom two teams are relegated to the Erste Division. 2020/21 saw Den Haag and Venlo go down. The side finishing in 16th place go into a relegation play-off with the teams finishing FC Emmen lost in the semi-finals and were relegated. Nijmegen (who finished seventh in the Erste Division) won the play-offs beating Breda in the final to make it into the Eredvisie for the 2021/22 season. Automatically promoted from the Erste Division were Camburr and Go Ahead Eagles.
Dutch Eredivisie Statistical Analysis
41% of games in the Dutch Eredivisie last season ended in a home win. 33% were won by the away side and 25% drawn. It’s not easy to make comparisons with the 2019/20 season as that was cut short due to the pandemic.
There were over 2.5 goals scored in 57% of matches, the joint highest in the top leagues in Europe. 14 of the 17 home games played by Ajax saw that statistic come up. Over 3.5 goals in a game also had a high figure with 38% of fixtures seeing a bet on that statistic be a winner. There was an average of 3.01 goals per game. Ajax (who scored 102 goals), PSV and AZ scored 251 goals between them last season.
56% of games played saw both teams get on the scoresheet. Eight teams played at least 20 games in which both teams scored.
A high number of goals were scored in the second half. 57.7% of goals came after the break. Only two teams (Vitesse and Twente) scored more goals in the first half than the second. The most popular final score was 1-1 and at half time, 26% of games were goalless at half time. Only 14% of matches had over 2.5 goals in the first half.
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. Top strikers such as Steven Berghuis (Ajax) and Rai Vloet (Heracles) will be greatly missed by their teams if not playing. The strenght of each side depends on the availibility of players and this will affect the betting decisions you make.
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 Feyenoord 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!
Betting Markets available for the Dutch Eredivisie
It is important to look at areas such as current form. Which sides are getting plenty of wins and who would love to get a victory to end a slump. If a side is in good form though, look at who they have been beating. A series of wins over poor teams doesn't mean they will beat a top side. It's the same with defeats, if Feyenoord have been losing matches against Ajax and PSV, they may well get back into winning form when up against Zwolle or Sittard.
Betting on this league isn't all about who will be champions. You can also bet on which teams will qualify for Europe. There's handicap and match betting too, even odds offered on who will go down. Our betting experts will preview top games and give you lots of advice.
Dutch Eredivisie 2021/22: our free betting tips
Ajax dominated the Dutch Eredivisie last season, winning the title by 16 points. Only two league matches were lost, over 100 goals scored and an amazing goal difference of +79. No other team in the league scored that many goals, let alone have it as their goal difference. They haven't been too busy in the transfer window but have signed Steven Berghuis from Feyenoord who scored 18 league goals last season. PSV will again be challengers but have lost top scorer Donyell Malin to Borussia Dortmund. AZ were only a point behind PSV last season and ten ahead of fourth placed Vitesse. Another league title for Ajax is looking likely.