Ajax v Tottenham Hotspur Betting Preview – 08/05/19

Ajax v Tottenham Hotspur Betting Preview – 08/05/19

Ajax v Tottenham Hotspur

Wednesday night in the Champions League sees the last semi-final fixture, as Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur attempt to overthrow Erik ten Hag’s Ajax at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam. The first leg was the best possible opportunity for Spurs to take the lead over the visiting Dutchmen, but a lot of predictions fell apart when Ajax won the game by a goal to nil, coming as an especially disappointing result as Tottenham couldn’t even get on the scoresheet in their new stadium.

The incredible dominance shown by Ajax didn’t look quite so impressive into the second half, but it didn’t mean that Spurs were able to capitalise, leaving Donny van de Beek’s opening goal as the only strike of the game. Playing at home gives Ajax a stronger advantage than they found in the first leg, with many now expecting that a place in the final is firmly in the clutches of the Eredivisie league leaders.

Although star striker Harry Kane is expected to be out until the end of the season, Spurs will be boosted by the return of Heung-Min Son, who’s stood in expertly for the England number 9 and caused a lot of troubles for Manchester City in scoring twice to push his side through to the Champions League semi-finals. The chances are it’ll be between Son, Lucas Moura, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli to get on the scoresheet, but it’ll be no easy feat against a quality side including Frenkie de Jong, Hakim Ziyech, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Donny van de Beek, David Neres, Dusan Tadic, Kasper Dolberg, Daley Blind, Lasse Shone and Nicolas Tagliafico.

Heung-Min Son Tottenham Hotspur Spurs

Key player Heung-Min Son returns for Tottenham Hotspur after being suspended for the first leg.

Tips and Predictions for Ajax v Tottenham Hotspur

As much as Tottenham Hotspur are capable of beating most teams on their day, recent form has indicated that they stand little to no chance of coming out on top here. Spurs have lost four of their last five games, with the only exception being a narrow home win over relegation-threatened Brighton & Hove Albion. Due to this factor – as well as Ajax’s nine-game unbeaten run – another win for Ajax at 23/20 is hard to turn down. The fact that they were able to cause shocks against far more threatening sides such as Bayern Munich, Benfica, Real Madrid and Juventus only creates more reason to back them again here.

Calling any other outcome in the meeting between Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur comes with its issues, as it could just as easily be a tight game as it could end up being one full of action. Spurs could react and end up challenging Ajax at the Johan Cruyff Arena or Ajax could grind out a narrow 1-0 victory on home soil to the same degree as they did in North London last week. The safest bet appears to be to go for the ‘A Goal In Both Halves’ market, which is currently priced at odds of 4/6, indicating that bookmakers also expect it to happen.

Recommended Bets:

Ajax to win at 23/20 on bet365 – BET HERE

A goal in both halves at 4/6 on BetVictor – BET HERE

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