Eredivisie weekend preview
Ajax may have drawn their first match of the season, but Frank de Boer has already targeted his third consecutive Eredivisie title this season.
De Boer, 42, enhanced his reputation as one of the best coaches in Europe last term when he won the Dutch title again during only his second season in management.
De Boer has only spent around half a million Euros on three new additions to his squad this summer and they began the defence of their title with a disappointing 2-2 home draw against AZ Alkmaar last week.
But De Boer appears not to be panicking and is instead focused on wrapping up the Eredivisie in good time.
"Stagnation means decline," said De Boer, who takes his team to NEC Nijmegen on Sunday.
"It's that simple. It's nice to be champions twice in a row, but there is still much to gain.
"It is in my nature to never be satisfied, therefore it would be nice if we won it this year a few rounds before the end championship.
"That will mean we have had a good season. In 2010 we won the championship on the last match day
"Last season we won it on the penultimate match day so it would be nice if we could move a little further each year."
Ajax's main rivals, PSV Eindhoven, will be looking to bounce back from their shock defeat to RKC Waalwijk in what was Dick Advocaat's first game in charge.
The one thing the Eindhoven side have in their favour is that they go into the game against Roda JC with Dries Mertens in superb form.
The 25-year-old was disappointed to be substituted in last weekend's defeat, but he reminded Advocaat of his talents by scoring once and setting up two more goals in Belgium's 4-2 win over Holland in midweek.
Mertens said: "I was a little frustrated that the coach brought me off in the last match.
"But I found that I was not playing badly. I'm sure he saw what I did against Holland.
"He knows what I can do and so do I. I will tease my team-mates about the win. It would have been the other way around if we had lost."
FC Twente, who currently top the table, travel to NAC Breda tomorrow while last year's runners-up Feyenoord host Heerenveen at the De Kuip stadium.
Saturday's other two games see FC Zwolle welcome Vitesse Arnhem and FC Utrecht visit VVV-Venlo.
FC Groningen will look to bounce back from their 4-1 thrashing to Twente by beating Willem II while AZ Alkmaar - one of 10 teams to draw last weekend - entertain Heracles Almelo on Sunday.
The other remaining fixture on Sunday pits ADO Den Haag against RKC Waalwijk at the Kyocera Stadion.