FOOTBALL – The following are some key facts and figures on the feature match in the Eredivisie this weekend. The match we have looked into is Ajax - FC Twente.
Ajax - FC Twente
> Ajax have hosted FC Twente 46 times before in the Eredivisie. Ajax won 35 times, 8 times the match ended in a draw and FC Twente won 3 times.
> On 15 May 2011 Ajax won their 30th league title in a head-to-head match by beating FC Twente (3-1) at home on the last matchday of the season. Siem de Jong scored twice for Ajax and Denny Landzaat scored an own goal. Theo Janssen scored the only goal for FC Twente.
> Ajax have been undefeated for their last 20 matches in the Eredivisie. The last time they remained unbeaten for more than 20 matches was between December 2009 and September 2010. Ajax also managed to score at least 1 goal in each of these 20 matches.
> FC Twente is the only team in the Eredivisie which have won all their 6 matches this season, equalling their best start of the season ever (1968/1969). If FC Twente manage to beat Ajax it will set a new club record. Their best start of the seasons after 7 matches up until now was also in the ‘68/’69 season, when they had 19 points after 7 match days.
> FC Twente have scored at least 1 goal in each of their 33 last away matches in the Eredivisie. This is already a record for the club. The longest streak in this category was set by Heerenveen: 46 consecutive away matches between 1995 and 1998.