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Tottenham v Ajax Betting Tips: Can patched-up Spurs get a result?

| 30.04.2019
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Odds and preview for Champions League semi-final

Tottenham Hotspur and Ajax have both defied the odds against some of Europe’s biggest clubs this season. And they face each other tonight with a place in the Champions League Final at stake.

Spurs overcame Manchester City to reach this stage of the competition for the first time, while Ajax have knocked out Real Madrid and Juventus.

Ahead of tonight’s first leg on BT Sport 2 at 8:00pm, you’ll find all the odds and info right here…

Head-to-Head

The only previous meetings between these sides came in the Cup Winners’ Cup back in 1981, when Spurs ran out 6-1 winners on aggregate.

They may not have faced each other recently, but the North Londoners should be able to glean plenty of inside info about tonight’s opponents. Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez and Christian Eriksen have all played for Ajax.

Likely XIs

             

Spurs have been ravaged by injury in recent weeks, which means Mauricio Pochettino doesn’t have many options here. Son Heung-Min’s suspension is also a major blow.

Pochettino will hope Moussa Sissoko is fit to start. If he doesn’t, Christian Eriksen will likely line up alongside Victor Wanyama. Fernando Llorente could be make an impact from the bench.

Ajax will be raring to go after the Dutch FA suspended domestic action last weekend to boost their chances of European success.

Erik ten Hag has his first-choice XI fit and ready to go, which could give the visitors the advantage.

Key Battles

Ajax have been a joy to watch this season. They’ve got the confidence to play their passing game no matter who they’re facing. It’s paid off too. Real Madrid and Juventus both failed to cope with their slick movement.

Spurs could struggle here with a depleted midfield. The loss of Son means they’ll be without a vital outlet on the counter too.

The hosts may look to make things cagey and disrupt Ajax’s rhythm. But that’s easier said than done with Frenkie de Jong pulling the strings, and Dusan Tadic, David Neres and Hakim Ziyech forming an electric attacking trio.

Match Odds

Our traders have Spurs as narrow 27/20 favourites, with Ajax at 2/1. There’s 9/4 about a draw in this one.

However, Ajax are 3/4 to go through, just ahead of Spurs at Evens.

And Ajax haven’t lost away at Bayern Munich, Juve, or Real Madrid this term. The Eredivisie leaders are 4/7 in the Double Chance.

Lucas Moura is 4/1 favourite to open the scooring, with Llorente 21/10 as an anytime shot. Eriksen is also 7/2 to net against his former club.

We go 15/8 that Tadic continues his remarkable European campaign with another goal, with 12/5 about Ziyech getting on the scoresheet.

View the latest Tottenham v Ajax odds.

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Daniel Anwar

Daniel has written about sport for Coral, Squawka, FourFourTwo and the Premier League, among others.