Anderlecht will face Ajax in a pre-season friendly match at Lotto Park on Friday.
Anderlecht’s last official match was in May, when they were defeated 1-0 by Antwerp. Antwerp won thanks to a goal from Cameroonian forward Didier Lamkel Ze in the second half. Matt Miazga, an American centre-back for Anderlecht, was sent off early in the first half.
Ajax, on the other hand, recently defeated Vitesse 3-1 in an official match. Ajax won thanks to goals from former West Ham striker Sebastien Haller, teenage Brazilian winger Antony, and Argentine centre-back Lisandro Martinez. Vitesse’s consolation goal was scored by striker Lois Openda.
Head to Head: Anderlecht vs. Ajax
Ajax has won two, lost one, and drawn one of the four head-to-head meetings between the two sides.
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— RSC Anderlecht (@rscanderlecht) July 13, 2021
The last time the two clubs met was in 2011, when Ajax defeated Anderlecht 2-0. Ajax won thanks to a brace from Serbian winger Miralem Sulejmani in the first half.
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Anderlecht may be missing young Belgian centre-back Hannes Delcroix due to injury, while midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga is allegedly close to signing a contract with Arsenal. There are no reported difficulties aside from that, and manager Vincent Kompany should have a fully fit squad at his disposal.
No one was hurt.
Hannes Delcroix is sceptical.
No one has been suspended.
AjaxAjax, on the other hand, will be without a few players. Argentina’s left-back Nicolas Tagliafico and centre-back Lisandro Martinez were members of the team that won the Copa America 2021, but they will be unavailable. Edson Alvarez, a midfielder, and Sean Klaiber, a right-back, have been named to the Mexico and Suriname Gold Cup squads, respectively, while striker Antony has been named to the Brazil Olympic squad.
The availability of goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, centre-backs Daley Blind and Jurrien Timber, and midfielders Davy Klaassen and Ryan Gravenberch, who were all part of the Netherlands squad for the Euros, is unknown. Andre Onana, the goalkeeper, has been suspended.
No one was hurt.
Maarten Stekelenburg, Daley Blind, Jurrien Timber, Ryan Gravenberch, and Davy Klaassen are all doubtful.
Andre Onana has been suspended.
Lisandro Martinez, Nicolas Tagliafico, Edson Alvarez, Sean Klaiber, and Antony are all unavailable.
— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) July 12, 2021
Predicted XI for Anderlecht vs Ajax
Colin Coosemans, Michael Amir Murillo, Wesley Hoedt, Zeno Debast, Nayel Mehssatou, Marco Kana, Francis Amuzu, Michel Vlap, Lior Refaelov, Majeed Ashimeru, Antoine Colassin, Anderlecht Predicted XI (4-1-4-1)
Remko Pasveer, Noussair Mazraoui, Perr Schuurs, Lisandro Magallan, Youri Baas, Kenneth Taylor, Jurgen Ekkelenkamp, Mohammed Kudus, Zakaria Labyad, Danilo, David Neres, Remko Pasveer, Noussair Mazraoui, Perr Schuurs, Lisandro Magallan, Youri Baas, Kenneth Taylor, Jurgen Ekkelenkamp, Mohammed Ku
Ajax vs. Anderlecht Prediction
Anderlecht have already signed midfielders Sergio Gomez and Lior Refaelov, as well as centre-backs Wesley Hoedt and Taylor Harwood-Bellis, during the transfer window. Last season, they finished third in the regular season.
Ajax, on the other hand, is without key players. They do, however, have players like Dusan Tadic and Sebastien Haller who can dominate games on their own. After being linked with AC Milan recently, Tadic appears to be on the verge of signing a new contract.
Ajax should be able to come out on top here.
Anderlecht 0-2 Ajax is my prediction.