The first leg of the Champions League semifinal match between Tottenham and Ajax takes place on Tuesday evening at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. For both sides, the biggest dream is winning the trophy, which is why you can be sure both teams will give their utmost in both parts of the doubleheader. But, who’s gonna do better in the first one? Find out in our Tottenham vs Ajax prediction and betting tips!
We’ll start our Tottenham vs Ajax prediction by saying that the Spurs are on a good road to book a spot in the Champions League next season. The chances are that they’re gonna finish among the top 4 in the Premier League. But, there’s another way they can book a spot in the elite Euro competition next season – by winning it!
According to the bookies, they are the favorite to get to the final, leaving Ajax behind. And anything can happen in the final. But, in order to get there, they need to be the better team in the semifinal doubleheader. The first match is played in London, but considering that Ajax have been tremendous on the road in the Champions League this season, Tottenham need to be extra careful.
They definitely got the manpower to beat Ajax at home. And their injury problems aren’t as serious as they were just a few weeks ago. Even Harry Kane, their best player, is expected to return. He might not be 100% fit for the first game, but he should be ready for the second leg.
Here’s a true dark horse of the Champions League. Last summer, there weren’t too many punters who expected Ajax to get to the semifinal of the toughest football competition on the planet. But, they did it, leaving behind such heavyweights as Real Madrid and Juventus. Can they knock out another heavyweight?
Although they’ve been the underdog in almost every game this season in the Champions League, there’s no denial that Ajax are a fantastic team. They have at least one super-talented player at every position on the pitch. And they got the desire to attack. And most importantly, they’re not afraid of anyone.
Ajax looks like a team that can score against literally any opponent. Actually, they’ve scored at least a goal in every Champions League match this season. And you can be certain that’s exactly their plan for the clash with Tottenham. Getting a goal or two in London could bring them a place in the final, considering that the away goal rule is in action.
They definitely have the players for that. And most of their players are free of any injuries. Not to mention that they had a whole week free of any matches, unlike Tottenham who had to play West Ham on Saturday. Before we go to Tottenham vs Ajax betting tips, let’s talk a bit about the injury news and possible lineups of both teams.
- Serge Aurier (injury)
- Erik Lamela (injury)
- Moussa Sissoko (injury)
- Harry Winks (doubtful)
- Harry Kane (doubtful)
- Carel Eiting (injury)
- Noussair Mazraoui (doubtful)
Lloris – Alderweireld, Sanchez, Trippier, Davies – Dier, Eriksen, Alli – Lucas, Son, Llorente
Onana – de Ligt, Veltman, Blind, Tagliafico – Schone, de Jong, van de Beek – Neres, Ziyech, Tadic
Tottenham vs Ajax Prediction
I think Tottenham will win this one, but I’m also pretty certain Ajax will score at least a goal. That said, we’ll probably see lots of goals here.
Tottenham vs Ajax Betting Tips
- Tottenham @2.20 (bet365)
- BTS @1.63 (bet-at-home)
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.80 (William Hill)