Ajax vs Tottenham Match Info
Date: Tuesday 7th May
Venue: Johan Cruyff ArenA, Amsterdam
Ajax vs Tottenham Match Stats
- Ajax have won their last five matches in all competitions
- Tottenham meanwhile have lost their last four away fixtures
- Spurs have never played at the Johan Cruyff Arena before
- There are four ex-Godenzonen players in the Lilywhites squad
Ajax vs Tottenham Head-to-Head
16 Sep 1981 – Ajax 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur – UEFA European Cup Winners Cup
29 Sep 1981 – Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Ajax – UEFA European Cup Winners Cup
30 Apr 2019 – Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Ajax – UEFA Champions League
Ajax wins: 1
Tottenham wins: 2
Ajax vs Tottenham Match Preview
Ajax have been off the radar somewhat in Europe in the last few years despite their history as one of the most successful teams in this competition. With more money heading into the bigger leagues than the Eredivisie, the Amsterdammers have struggled to compete financially since their Champions League win in the mid-1990s but this year they have stunned everyone to beat Real Madrid and Juventus in reaching the semi-final stage.
Given that they’re still embroiled in a title chase with rivals PSV Eindhoven and have the KNVB-Dekker final against Willem II to contend with this weekend it could be a very successful season for de Godenzonen this time around. After a narrow 0-1 away win in North London in the first leg of this tie, can Erik ten Hag’s men secure a spot in the final in Madrid by winning the second leg too at odds of 6/5 with William Hill.
Tottenham Hotspur have only reached the final four stage of Europe’s major continental tournament on one occasion before now. Unfortunately for boss Mauricio Pochettino though, his squad is stretched thin with players like Harry Winks, Harry Kane and now even Jan Vertonghen on the injury table. Before this second leg, they also have the pressing matter of confirming a top four spot which they will manage if they secure three points in the trip to Bournemouth on Saturday lunchtime.
After a disappointing performance in the first-leg in front of their own supporters though, the Argentinian manager will be slightly worried, particularly after league defeats against the likes of West Ham and Manchester City also in the last few weeks. With Son-Heung Min back from suspension for the second leg, the Lilywhites will carry more of a threat going forward but will that be enough to secure them the win they need at 11/5 with Bet365?
We’re backing Spurs to do better here than they did in the first leg. With Son back, they’ll have more impetus going forward and it’s worth noting that in their two wins over Juventus and Real Madrid in the last two rounds, de Godenzonen actually won the ties away from home having failed to win in front of their own fans at the Johan Cruyff Arena. That’s why we’re backing the draw at odds of 13/5 with PaddyPower.
Son Heung-Min was a great miss for Tottenham in that first leg and with his pace and trickery he will prove to be a huge threat to the Ajax backline in this game. The South Korean international has racked up no fewer than 20 goals so far this season in all competitions but has arguably saved his best performances for the Champions League and particularly in the last round has he scored three times across both legs against Manchester City.
Ajax vs Tottenham Betting Tips
Draw @ 13/5 with PaddyPower
Son Heung-Min to score at any time
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