A weakened Young Ajax made the leader Fortuna Sittard pretty difficult last week, but that did not yield any points. The Amsterdammers will have the chance on Monday night to hit back in the game against SC Cambuur.
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Young Ajax finished second last season in the Jupiler League and now it has become clear that the team from Amsterdam can go for a nice place of honor again. The championship is perhaps just too high for the team of trainer Michael Reiziger, but Young Ajax is definitely a team that needs to be taken into account. The formation of Traveler, despite the weekly changes, won twelve out of twenty games and on average more than two goals per game are made. Young Ajax is currently in third place and faces five-run back on leader Fortuna Sittard. With the current form is actually little wrong. Young Ajax lost only one of the last six league matches and then it is also a defeat against Fortuna Sittard with a weakened team.
That match against Fortuna Sittard was actually an unequal battle. Traveler traveled to Limburg with a very young team because most talented players participated with the first team at training camp to Portugal. Djibril Dianessy had just found it twice in the first twenty minutes and that’s why a monster score seemed to be in the making. Young Ajax straightened the back, however, and by the end of the game, the tension returned even when Dani scored the White. That was not the case, but for this narrow defeat Jong Ajax certainly does not have to be ashamed.
On Monday evening, the youngsters get the chance to brush away the loss in the match against SC Cambuur. It is already clear that Traveler has a stronger potential this time. Players like Leon Bergsma, Dennis Johnsen, Noussai Mazraoui, Carel Eiting and Kaj Sierhuis all participated in a training camp, but they could now take action. In addition, this game is played on a Monday evening and therefore some players of the first team could also lend a hand.
The fans of Cambuur had decided on something different from the start of the season. The team from Leeuwarden did not manage to produce a series of good results, and that was what trainer Marinus Dijkhuizen ultimately took the lead. Fred Grim seemed to get Cambuur under his wing, but that transition ended at last and that’s why club coach Sipke Hulshoff is back in front of the group and on the shoulders of this coach, the difficult task now is to return Cambuur to the playoffs. stow. It has to be said, Cambuur started well in 2018 and that has created some trust. For his own audience Cambuur won in an entertaining duel by De Graafschap and three days later the Frisians scored the next victory over the young AZ.
In the match against De Graafschap, Nigel Robertha showed his best side. The young striker was responsible for two goals and partly because of that, Cambuur won the game 3-2. The subsequent showdown with Jong AZ offered Cambuur a good chance to work on confidence, but during the match it soon became clear that a big score was not in it. In a desolate ambiance Cambuur succeeded in taking the three points home. Xander Houtkoop scored after halftime and that was also the only goal of the game.
Hulshoff will have no real reason to change his team before meeting with Jong Ajax. However, it is already certain that he will have to do without Marvin Peersman. The 26-year-old defender, who already appeared in the base fourteen times this season, joined Saturday’s selection of Hapoel Tel-Aviv. Behind the names of Martijn van der Laan and Bryan Smeets there is still a question mark. Both players missed the last game because of minor physical discomforts.
Insider TIP: Jong Ajax to win – 1.90