Big game Focus: Tottenham v Ajax


Tottenham host the sensational Ajax in the Champions League semi-final first leg after knocking out Manchester City in an emphatic quarter-final clash.  This will be Spurs’ first semi-final in the competition in almost six decades. Here’s the Big Game Focus with some betting tips. Bet on the game here.

Tottenham Hotspur’s phenomenal run in the Champions League continues when they host surprise package Ajax in their new stadium on Tuesday night. Spurs won their first Champions League match in their new stadium, as they defeated favourites Manchester City 1-0. Will that good run continue tonight?

Ajax are having a fairytale campaign in the Champions League this season. They’ve already proven they can fight it out with the big boys as they have already eliminated European giants Real Madrid and Juventus. They should give Spurs a good game tonight.

Betting preview

Spurs have won eight of their last ten home matches in all competitions, losing one and drawing one. In Europe, they have lost just one match this season, 4-2 against Barcelona. Therefore, you can back a Home Win at odds of 2.35.

Both the hosts and the visitors have found the back of the net in all of their last five matches in the competition. Therefore, odds of 1.70 for Both Teams to Score look attractive.

The visitors have 111 goals to their name in the Eredivisie, and they’ve also hit 19 in ten matches in the Champions League. The home side have a poor defensive record in big games. Three of Ajax’s last five matches in the competition has seen three or more goals scored. Spurs have kept just two clean sheets in their last five matches in all competitions. Therefore you can back Over 2.5 Goals at odds of 1.95.  

Team news

Mauricio Pochettino will be without Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min and Moussa Sissoko, who picked up a groin injury in Tottenham’s quarter-final victory against Manchester City. Erik Lamela, Serge Aurier and Harry Winks will also miss this clash.

For the visitors, defender Noussair Mazraoui is back in training but forward Hassane Bande remains sidelined.

Possible line-ups

Tottenham: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Wanyama, Dier, Alli, Eriksen, Lucas, Llorente.

Ajax: Onana, Veltman, De Ligt, Blind, Mazraoui, Schone, De Jong, Ziyech, Van de Beek, Neres, Tadic