Ajax Vs. Tottenham | Champions League Semi-Finals Betting Predictions And Odds
Tottenham needs to show a whole different form if they want to reach the UEFA Champions League final for the first time in the team’s history. Any win by the Spurs in Amsterdam will do the trick, but that’s easier said than done by how Ajax has played this season. Tottenham lost at home, but it’s not the end of the world. The result is still pretty much in the air. A win by the Spurs in the second leg will likely put them in the final. A 1-0 win by the London side will send the game to extra time. And a victory by any other result will give them a ticket to the final because of the away goals rules.
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Of course, after watching the first leg, it’s doesn’t look like Tottenham has the weapons to beat Ajax. They seemed overwhelmed by the fantastic team play of the Dutch during the first 30 minutes of the first meeting. Later things got a little more even, but it was more about the Spurs playing hard that actually being better than Ajax. The odds at MyBookie.ag are putting Tottenham +206 to win this game. It’s a better number than I expected, but that’s because the desperation is on the English side. The odds are giving the Spurs a 33% of winning the second leg. It’s not bad at all, considering they were outplayed during most of the first contest.
Tottenham will get back their playmaker Son Heung-min, who didn’t play in the first game due to sanction. Son changes the Spurs attack entirely and is the player that could put the Ajax defense in a lot of trouble. The South Korean scored twice in Manchester when Tottenham eliminated Man City in the quarterfinals. They would need another similar performance from him in Amsterdam. The tricky part about this game is Ajax will host the second leg of an elimination series for the first time this season. The most wonderful results the Dutch got in the round of sixteen and in the quarterfinals were on the road and not at home.
In fact, at the Amsterdam Arena, they lost to Real Madrid (1-2) and tied against Juventus (1-1), before stomping on both on the road. Those results might give Tottenham some false encouragement. Ajax is listed +113 to win at home in the money line with a 47% chance of happening. The draw has a 28% chance. Ajax will enter this meeting with 15 wins in the last 17 games played in all competitions. The only two games they didn’t win was a draw against Juventus and a 0-1 loss to AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch League. Not every year we get a chance to see a team like Ajax get to this point in the Champions League. Their style is so attractive, it will be a shocker if they don’t get a ticket to the final. I’m taking the home team.
What’s the play? Ajax +113.
- Money line: Tottenham +206 at Ajax +113, Draw +254
- Handicap: Tottenham +0.5 (-135) vs Ajax -0.5 (+115)
- Game total: 2.5 goals
- Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
- Game time: 3:00 PM ET
- Venue: Amsterdam Arena
- TV: B/R Live
- First Leg result: Ajax 1-0
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