Tottenham vs Ajax Champions League Predictions

Sam Watt
By: Sam Watt
Tottenham vs Ajax Champions League Semi Finals Leg 1/2
Tottenham vs Ajax Champions League

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The first legs of the Champions League semi-finals take place imminently with the first game seeing Tottenham taking on Dutch giants Ajax, who have caught the imagination of European football fans this season with their incredible run to the last four.

Predictions

Ajax are one of the most in-form sides in European football, they have won a remarkable 13 of their last 15 matches in all competitions.

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

Erik Ten Hag’s side are in the knockout stages of the competition for the first time in 15 years and are the highest scorers in European football this season.

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 slight favourites to win on the night due to possessing home advantage, although it is Ajax who hold superior form over Spurs in recent months.

The home side are slight favourites to win this game although it may not turn out that way – a 2-2 draw would appear a likely outcome from it.

1x2 Prediction

Score Prediction

Betting Tips

If there is one thing that can be guaranteed about Ajax games this season is that they will contain goals. Lots of them. 141 have flown in across their 32 league matches this season and an incredible 19 in their last five Champions League games – notably their 3-3 draw with Bayern Munich and 4-1 win at Real Madrid. This is among the best online betting odds for this round of games, priced at 43/20 by 888Sport.

The Serbian has netted an incredible 34 goals this campaign and provided a further 17 assists. He joined from Southampton last summer while his last away game at Spurs – although then at Wembley – also saw him find the net. The 30-year-old is enjoying the season of his life and will be a massive thorn in the side of Spurs. He’s 47/20 to score anytime with Unibet.

Statistics

Head to Head

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 Winner Cup.

Stats

  • 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.
  • 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 five of their last nine league matches in the Premier League, but are still on course for a third-placed finish.
Sam Watt
By: Sam Watt

Football manager is my life, but have taken up writing to help put all that knowledge playing the game to good use. Follow me for all things European football and gain unexpected knowledge about players and teams you didn't know before. When not playing football manager, I take a break to play with my Sunday League team.

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