(STREAM-) Ajax vs Heracles live match 12 August 2023
As for Heracles, captain Justin Hoogma is set to miss out with a calf injury, so Sven Sonnenberg and Sava-Arangel Cestic are the most likely duo to start in central defence. Jetro Willems joined Heracles on a free transfer last month and the former PSV left-back is poised to make his debut this weekend, with fellow new addition Jannes Wieckhoff in contention to start at right-back. After parting ways with midfielder Lucas Schoofs and forward Samuel Armenteros, who scored 27 goals between them last season, Lammers will turn to wingers Nikolai Laursen and Emil Hansson, who netted 33 times between them in 2022-23, to provide a goal threat along with new signings Jizz Hornkamp and Mario Engels. Ajax possible starting lineup:Rulli; Rensch, Aertssen, Hato, Wijndal; Taylor, Van den Boomen, Klaassen; Bergwijn, Brobbey, Borges Heracles possible starting lineup:Brouwer; Wieckhoff, Sonnenberg, Cestic, Willems; Bruns, De Keersmaecker, Ouahim; Laursen, Hornkamp, Hansson We say: Ajax 2-0 Heracles Heracles enter Saturday's clash in buoyant mood and will be hoping to take advantage of Ajax's poor end to pre-season by frustrating the host in Amsterdam on Saturday.
Preview: Ajax vs. Heracles - prediction, team news, lineupsSports Mole previews Saturday's Eredivisie clash between Ajax and Heracles, including predictions, team news and possible lineups. Seeking to improve on their below-par efforts from last season, Ajax welcome newly-promoted Heracles to the Johan Cruijff ArenA for their opening Eredivisie match of the 2023-24 campaign on Saturday evening. The two teams are facing each other for the first time since March 2022 when Ajax secured a comfortable 3-0 home victory.
Nevertheless, Ajax should be confident of kick-starting the new season with a positive result on Saturday as they are unbeaten in their last four meetings with Heracles, keeping four clean sheets and scoring nine goals in the process. Competing in the second tier of Dutch football for the first time in nearly two decades, Heracles bounced back to the top flight at the first time of asking after winning the Eerste Divisie title last season. The Almelo-based outfit were crowned champions on the final day of the season after beating Ajax Jong 2-0 to secure top spot by the finest of margins, finishing above second-placed PEC Zwolle on goal difference. Manager John Lammers has since guided his side to two victories out of three in pre-season, with wins without reply against Emmen and Helmond Sport taking place either side of a 3-1 loss to Volendam. Teenage duo Diego van Oorschot and Antionio Satriano were on the scoresheet in the 2-0 win over Helmond last weekend, and Heracles are now gearing up for one of their toughest fixtures of the season away against Ajax, where they have failed to pick up a single Eredivisie point since March 2009 when they drew 2-2.
Ajax pre-season form: Heracles pre-season form: Advert - content below: Team News Having already bid farewell to Dusan Tadic, Jurrien Timber, Calvin Bassey and Edson Alvarez this summer, last season's top scorer Mohammed Kudus is not expected to be involved this weekend amid interest from Brighton & Hove Albion. Remko Pasveer (hand fracture), Ahmetcan Kaplan (knee), Kian Fitz-Jim (ankle) and Amourricho van Axel Dongen (knock) all remain in the treatment room, while Steven Berghuis, who recovered from a knock to feature as a substitute in last weekend's friendly loss to Dortmund, is suspended for the opening game of the new season. Steven Bergwijn and Brian Brobbey scored 30 goals between them in all tournaments last season and both attackers are expected to be involved on Saturday, as will summer signing Carlos Borges.
Ajax vs Heracles - live score, predicted lineups and H2H stats. 4-3-3Ajax4-2-3-1HeraclesLineup24Onana31Tagliafico17Blind2Schuurs12Mazraoui21Martinez22Ziyech6Van de Beek9Dessers11van der Water21Jakubiak24Dos Santos52Merkel22Kiomourtzoglou2Breukers4Propper13Knoester3Czyborra1BlaswichErik ten HagFrank WormuthCoachSubstitutes6. 628Sergino Dest7. 29Klaas Jan Huntelaar18Razvan Marin5. 914Mohammed Osman6. 410Mauro Junior5. 88Teun Bijleveld8Carel Eiting27Noa Lang15Siem de Jong4Edson Alvarez1Bruno Varela33Dominik Kotarski7Jeremy Cijntje25Joey Konings15Lucas Schoofs6Dario van den Buijs34Jeff Hardeveld23Maximilian Rossmann26Koen Bucker16Michael BrouwerJoel VeltmanMuscle injury / UnknownNavajo BakboordKnee injury / Day to dayJesper DrostKnee injury / Mid March 2020Quincy PromesAjax24Onana12Mazraoui2Schuurs17Blind31Tagliafico6Van de Beek22Ziyech21Martinez9Dessers24Dos Santos21Jakubiak11van der Water22Kiomourtzoglou52Merkel3Czyborra13Knoester4Propper2Breukers1BlaswichCoachHagWormuthSubstitutes28DestDefender9HuntelaarAttacker18MarinMidfielder14OsmanMidfielder10JuniorMidfielder8BijleveldMidfielder8EitingMidfielder27LangMidfielder15de JongMidfielder4AlvarezDefender1VarelaKeeper33KotarskiKeeper7CijntjeAttacker25KoningsAttacker15SchoofsMidfielder6van den BuijsDefender34HardeveldDefender23RossmannDefender26BuckerKeeper16BrouwerKeeperInjured and suspended playersVeltmanMuscle injuryUnknownBakboordKnee injuryDay to dayDrostKnee injuryMid March 2020+ 2 minutes added57'Mohammed OsmanSebastian Jakubiak61'Mauro JuniorDabney Dos Santos67'Sergino DestNoussair Mazraoui69'Teun BijleveldSilvester van der Water73'Klaas Jan HuntelaarZakaria Labyad87'Klaas Jan Huntelaar (4 - 0)+ 4 minutes addedWho will win? XTotal votes: 1, 521FAQsWho won between Ajax and Heracles on Sat, 23 Nov 2019 18:45:00 GMT? About the matchAjax is playing home against Heracles at Johan Cruijff Arena on Sat, Nov 23, 2019, 18:45 UTC.
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Match preview © Reuters Ajax's four-year dominance at the Eredivisie summit came to an end last season in their first year without manager Erik ten Hag as they had to settle for third place – their worst top-flight finish for 14 years. In a campaign which saw Alfred Schreuder sacked midway through the season and replaced by caretaker boss Johnny Heitinga, the Amsterdam giants dropped points in 14 of their 34 league matches and eventually finished 13 points adrift of champions Feyenoord.
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