It is almost 24 years since Ajax Amsterdam reached the final of the UEFA Champions League. In the 1994/1995 season, the Dutch finally elected themselves, thanks to a 1-0 win in the final of Vienna against AC Milan to the new title holder. The majority of the key players of the time, such as Edwin van der Sar, Frank Rijkard, Frank de Boer, Clarence Seedorf, Edgar Davids and Patrick Kluivert then put on outstanding careers at European top clubs and are still celebrated as white-red legends. More than two decades later, the story could be repeated in a similar manner, because again the Dutch record champions have a team with many exceptional talents, who want to make the leap into the final of the premier class. The starting position before the return match against
Tottenham is certainly promising, because a week ago, the ten Hag-Elf won 1-0 in London.
Football Betting Predictions Ajax Amsterdam vs Tottenham
Before the second match between Ajax Amsterdam and Tottenham, the odds indicate that the hosts have the best chance of taking the final step towards the title game in Madrid. However, the endeavor will certainly not be easy, because especially in front of home crowd, AFC Ajax did a lot harder in the current Champions League season than in foreign countries. In addition, the Spurs proved in the 3: 4 defeat at Manchester City that they are even without Harry Kane quite capable to achieve away goals. Of these, at least two are needed on Wednesday evening to reach the final of the most important European club competition for the first time in club history without extra time or penalty shoot-out.
Ajax Amsterdam – Statistics & Current Form
The fans of the Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax probably enjoy every second these days and weeks, which remains with the current team. It is no longer a secret that a sale of the many young top performers will take place in summer. Accordingly, the desire of the supporters, but also the will of the team to leave a legacy, for example in the form of a sensational Champions League triumph, is correspondingly high.
So far, the Dutch record champions plowing through the premier class and is of course the positive surprise in the semifinals. Considering that the troupe of coach Erik ten Hag in the second round defeated the reigning champions Real Madrid and threw in the quarter-final Juventus from the competition, is fast Clear that these successes are not based on chance or excessive luck, but on an outstanding sporting foundation. Despite the undisputed individual class of many pros, the collective is the absolute trump card of the white-reds, who were able to face the opposing defenses with their technically savvy, aggressive tempo football in every match so far. With the exception of the playoff return leg at Dynamo Kiev, which scored a goalless draw after a 3-1 first-leg win (0-0), the Dutch scored at least one goal in 16 of the 17 Champions League games this season. Because the guests also have to play forwards, the tip on the “Both teams to score” seems to be a good idea between Ajax Amsterdam and Tottenham.
Despite the comfortable starting position after the 1-0 away win in the first leg, Amsterdam expects a hard piece of work on Wednesday evening, especially since the “Godenzonen” have so far mainly “weakened” in front of their home crowd. Both against Real Madrid (1: 2), and against Juventus (1-1), Ajax could not win in front of their own fans and each needed a good result in the second leg to reach the next round. In the past three home games in the premier class keeper Onana had to grab six times. In addition, in these matches against Bayern, Real Madrid and Juventus fell on average almost four goals, which leads us to believe that in the duel Ajax Amsterdam. Tottenham again the odds on one or the other hit will be crowned with success. To make matters worse, from the point of view of the hosts, they did not win any of the recent seven home games in the knockout stage of the premier class (four draws, three bankruptcies). On the other hand, the positive balance in return matches, because in 25 of 27 cases in which the AFC Ajax won the first leg away, they also reached the next round.
Personnel it looks for the former coach of FC Bayern II, Erik ten Hag, very good. Only additional player Carel Eiting will miss due to injury. The starting lineup is therefore quasi on its own. In terms of freshness, the Dutch should also be in the advantage, because although the cup final against Willem II Tilburg won 4-0 on the weekend and the first title was fixed in the current season, the coach could spare one or the other players, or at least earlier replace as planned.
Expected formation of Ajax Amsterdam:
↳ Onana – Tagliafico, Blind, de Ligt, Veltman – de Beek, de Jong, Beautiful – Neres, Tadic, Ziyech
↳ Trainer: ten Hag
Last matches of Ajax Amsterdam:
⚽️ 05.05.2019 – Willem II Tilburg vs. Ajax Amsterdam 0: 4 (cup)
⚽️ 30.04.2019 – Tottenham Vs. Ajax Amsterdam 0: 1 (Champions League)
⚽️ 23.04.2019 – Ajax Amsterdam vs Vitesse Arnhem 4: 2 (Eredivisie)
⚽️ 20.04.2019 – FC Groningen vs. Ajax Amsterdam 0: 1 (Eredivisie)
⚽️ 16.04.2019 – Juventus vs Ajax Amsterdam 1: 2 (Champions League)
Tottenham – Statistics & Current Form
At the wrong time, the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is in a tangible sporting crisis. Five of the last six competitive games have lost the “Lilywhites” across the competition. In four of these six matches, the Londoners were without their own goal, but never received more than one goal in the recent five games. That on Wednesday night in the semi-final second leg between Ajax Amsterdam and Tottenham our prediction still aims for a tip in the direction of several goals, especially after the break, is closely related to the expected gameplay. The fact is that the English have to play to the front to make up for last week’s mortgage. However, as they know the strength of Amsterdammers in making the most of the available space, coach Mauricio Pochettino will probably only open the doors in the second round and try to reach the final with a (more) aggressive approach.
Conversely, we think it is quite possible that the capital club with increasing risk often runs in counter situations. In both cases, an Ajax Amsterdam vs. Tottenham prediction to score more goals in the 2nd half. As a statistical basis, which takes no account of the starting position, is the fact that in seven of the current eleven matches with Hotspur participation in the current Champions League corresponding bets are gone through. On Ajax’s side, such recommendations paid off in six out of eleven cases.
For the club from the North London district of Haringey the entry into the semifinals is already a great success, after all, the English are the only one of the four remaining clubs, the European level so far won neither a title nor reached a final. But the Pochettino-Elf has collected important experiences in the current season, which could make quite positive on Wednesday. In the quarter-finals and the London had namely ran only at home, but celebrated against Dortmund (3: 0) and Manchester City (1-0) in each case victories. This time the situation is different, which makes the enterprise logically much heavier.
“It will be difficult, but everything is still open.” – Mauricio Pochettino
Because the “Lilywhites” have won only five of their last 20 appearances in the European Cup (seven draws, eight failures), it is definitely understandable that Ajax Amsterdam vs. VfL will face the second leg. Tottenham will be offered for the final score of the guests odds of an average of 3.50. Never before could the Blue-Whites qualify for the next round if the first leg was lost at home. However, that does not change the fact that the Spurs, who are sure to secure fourth place in the Premier League despite losing 1-0 at Bournemouth this weekend, will be throwing everything back to make the surprise.
The retirement of Harry Kane is difficult to compensate for these weeks. The currently most likely European striker suffered a severe ligament injury in the quarter-finals and will not return this season. All the more burden the hopes in the semi-final second leg on Hyeung-Min Son, who was locked in the first leg, but now slips into the starting lineup. Serge Aurier and Harry Winks are also injured due to not available. Smaller question marks must be placed behind the stakes of Erik Lamela and Jan Vertonghen.
Expected lineup of Tottenham:
↳ Lloris – Vertonghen, Sanchez, Alderweireld – Rose, Wanyama, Sissoko, Trippier – Alli, Eriksen – Son
↳ Coach: Pochettino
Last matches from Tottenham:
⚽️ 04.05.2019 – Bournemouth Vs. Tottenham 1: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 30.04.2019 – Tottenham Vs. Ajax Amsterdam 0: 1 (Champions League)
⚽️ 27.04.2019 – Tottenham Vs. West Ham 0: 1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 23.04.2019 – Tottenham Vs. Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 20.04.2019 – Manchester City vs. Tottenham 1: 0 (Premier League)
Ajax Amsterdam vs Tottenham Direct Comparison
The first two of a total of three direct duels between these two clubs date from the 1981/1982 season, when the English prevailed in the first round of the European Cup Winners’ Cup 3-1 in Amsterdam and 3-0 home. The 1: 0 from the previous week was therefore the very first victory for the white-red, who went after 15 minutes with 1-0 by Donny van de Beek in the lead and in the aftermath also defensively left a mature impression. Ajax’s record against teams from the island was quite impressive lately, as only one of the youngest five matches was lost (three wins, one draw). Tottenham remained undefeated six times in a row against representatives from the Dutch Eredivisie before the aforementioned failure in the first leg (four successes, two draws) and has not suffered a defeat in the past four appearances in the Netherlands.
Ajax Amsterdam vs Tottenham Our Best Betting Prediction Explained
In the quarter-final second leg between Manchester City and Tottenham, just 20 minutes into the game, Raheem Sterling gave his Citizens a 3-2 lead. Such a spectacular first half-hour as in this legendary match, which eventually ended 4: 3 for the reigning English champions, but nevertheless sealed the semi-final entry of the Spurs, it will probably not be at this European top level for the foreseeable future , In particular, Tottenham coach Pochettino will draw his attention before the return match in Amsterdam, that due to the starting position even after the half-time break, still has every chance to catch up the 0-1 deficit of a week ago. If there is no decision in the first 45 minutes of what is going to happen, we expect more goal-scoring in the second half and consequently more goals.
Key Facts – Ajax Amsterdam vs Tottenham tips
⭐️ jax scored in 16 of 17 games in the current Champions League season
⭐️ Tottenham won just five of the past 20 appearances in the European Cup
⭐️ Due to the 1-0 success in the first leg, the Spurs need in any case at least one away goal
In the end, the chances of the Dutch reaching a European final again for the first time in 24 years are pretty good. The Spurs need at least one away goal to reach the extra time. However, with the th Hag-Elf scoring in 16 of the 17 Champions League games in 2018/2019 and having a fantastic offensive, it will probably not stay with this one-on-one goal. All in all, we’re convinced that the White-Reds are fixing the final draw, but between Ajax Amsterdam and Tottenham we still place our bet on the betting odds of 2.00, which aim to make sure that after the break, ie in the second half , more goals will fall. Alternatively, the tips on the “Both teams to score” or the “Over 2.5” could well be justified.
Betting Prediction: More goals in 2nd HZ