Ajax vs Tottenham Champions League Predictions

Ajax vs Tottenham Champions League Semi Finals Leg 2/2
Ajax vs Tottenham Champions League

Predictions

Ajax are strong favourites to progress to the Champions League final having won last week’s first leg in London 1-0 thanks to Donny van de Beek’s first half strike.

Ajax are one of the most in-form sides in European football, they have won a remarkable 14 of their last 16 matches in all competitions.

The Amsterdam-based club have enjoyed a remarkable run in the competition, knocking out competitions favourites Real Madrid and Juventus along the way.

Tottenham are at this stage of the competition for the first time in 57 years and have eliminated Borussia Dortmund and, thrillingly, Manchester City on their run.

The hosts will be favourites to edge out this match once again on the night due to possessing home advantage, superior form and quality over Spurs.

The home side are favourites to win this game although it may not be comfortable – a 3-2 triumph for the Dutch side would appear a likely outcome from it.

1x2 Prediction

Score Prediction

Betting Tips

Goals are always guaranteed in Ajax games this season – 141 have gone in across their 32 league matches and 20 in their last six Champions League games – notably their 3-3 draw with Bayern Munich and 4-1 win at Real Madrid. Tottenham need goals in this game and must take risks, while the hosts naturally attack regardless of the context. This is among the best online betting odds for this round of games, available at 19/4 from 888Sport.

This was the case in Spurs’ away game at Manchester City last month, when their pulsating 4-3 defeat ensured they progressed on away goals. Mauricio Pochettino’s side must score at least two goals here and will need to attack from the off. They’re 17/5 at Unibet to score in both halves.

Statistics

Head to Head

Before Ajax’s 1-0 victory in London last week, these two sides last met each other in the 1981-82 campaign, when Spurs beat Ajax 6-1 on aggregate in the now defunct Cup Winners’ Cup.

Stats

  • Tottenham have not reached the semi-finals of this competition since 1962, when they were defeated 4-3 by Benfica on aggregate.
  • Spurs have lost eight of their last 14 matches across all competitions, but are still on course for a third-placed finish in the Premier League.
  • Ajax are current league leaders of the Dutch Eredivisie, leading PSV on goal difference, and have racked up 111 goals in their 32 league games to date.
  • The Amsterdam giants are competing in the Champions League knockout stages for the first time since 2004 – and last won the competition in 1995.
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