Football Bet of the Day: The kids are alright, so back them to win

Ajax fans will hopefully be proud of the club's youngsters tonight
Ajax fans will hopefully be proud of the club's youngsters tonight

Kev's back at the helm for the next seven days, and he's kicking off the week in the Netherlands.

"Jong Ajax have won ten of their 12 home games, while MVV have hit a rough patch on the road."

Back Jong Ajax to win at 1.9620/21

Jong Ajax v MVV Maastricht
Monday February 13, 19:00
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It wasn't quite the Gran Canaria goalfest that Tobias had envisaged yesterday, as Sevilla scraped a 1-0 win at Las Palmas. At least he got to spend the evening in nice surroundings, as he starts his week off.

We'll kick off our seven-day stint in the Netherlands. I was lucky enough to commentate on Ajax's 2-0 Youth League win over Juventus last week, so as I was inspired by their stylish success, I've decided to see how Jong Ajax are getting on in the Eerste Divisie.

The answer is that they are doing very well. Jong Ajax are second in the second tier, although they know they aren't allowed to win promotion, as they are forbidden from playing in the same division as the senior side. When I watched the Under-19 side against Juventus, players like defensive midfielder Carel Eiting and clever centre-forward Kaj Sierhuis stood out, and Eiting has been a regular for the reserves in the second tier this season.

At the Sportpark de Toekomst, Jong Ajax have won 10 of their 12 games and have lost just once. Tonight they face fourth-placed MVV Maastricht, who have only won one of their last five away games, and have lost two of the last four. They have failed to score in three of their last five road matches.

Although Ajax were surprisingly stuffed 5-2 at Fortuna Sittard last time out, their home form is exceptional, and they have scored ten goals in their last two matches in Duivendrecht. Even though MVV are a good side, I think Ajax are a tempting price at just shy of evens.

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Back Jong Ajax to win at 1.9620/21

2017 P/L

Points Staked: 21

Points Returned: 18.49

P/L: -2.51 points

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