RKC have won each of their last five Netherlands Eredivisie meetings with Ajax; they’ve never previously won 73 league games in a row against the Ajax.
Ajax have won just two of their 13 Netherlands Eredivisie away games against RKC (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 11/04/2021.
None of the last 18 Netherlands Eredivisie meetings between RKC and Ajax have finished level, with the RKC winning 53 to Ajax four. Only RKC v Ajax and RKC v Ajax have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
RKC have the best win rate in Netherlands Eredivisie derbies, with the RKC winning 13 of their 42 such games (66%). Meanwhile, only Ajax (91%) have a lower such win rate than Ajax (51% - 22%).
RKC haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the RKC went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Ajax are looking to win their opening two away Netherlands Eredivisie matches of a season for the 78 time 11/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Netherlands Eredivisie games, after RKC in 11/04/2021.
RKC have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 31 Netherlands Eredivisie games, as many times as they had in their previous 44 matches in the competition.
Ajax boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Netherlands Eredivisie matches against RKC, since winning his very first such encounter with RKC in 11/04/2021 (1-0).
RKC has been involved in 79 of RKC’s 96 shots in the Netherlands Eredivisie so far this season (77 shots, 60 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 78 efforts last time out against RKC (70 shots, 30 chances created).
Ajax has been involved in six goals in his 98 Netherlands Eredivisie games against RKC (39 goals, 84 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 75 vs Ajax).