Ajax vs Tottenham predictions and betting tips for the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg match in Amsterdam. Spurs have a 1-0 deficit to overcome from the first leg but will have Heung-Min Son back for this clash.
Kick-off time: 8pm
Date: Wednesday 8th May 2019
Venue: Johan Cruyff Arena
First leg result: Tottenham 0-1 Ajax
The first leg win by Ajax at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last week has put them in pole position in this tie, but Spurs know exactly what they need to do, and that is score. With Harry Kane still out injured the task is made more difficult, but Heung Min Son is back from suspension in this competition, and will miss the last game of the domestic season after his red card against Bournemouth, so his season rests on tonight.
Ajax have been sensational in this competition so far, especially in their two knock-out victories over Real Madrid and Juventus. On both of those occasions, they played the second leg away from home after failing to win in Amsterdam. They lost 2-1 against Real Madrid and drew 1-1 with Juventus – so all is certainly not lost for Spurs here and we’re expecting them to get on the scoresheet. Tottenham have scored in their last ten away Champions League games including in difficult games this season at the likes of Manchester City, Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan.
The obvious concern is the absence of Harry Kane here, but for the first of our Ajax vs Tottenham predictions, the bet is going to be on for your accumulators, and it’s both teams to score at odds of 8/13 with William Hill.
For any anytime goalscorer tip in this one, Dustin Tadic is the favourite and given that he has already got nine Champions League goals so far this season, that isn’t hard to see why. He’s also scored 24 goals in the Eredivisie for Ajax. However, he hasn’t scored in his last three Champions League matches now so instead, we’re betting on Spurs to keep up their great goalscoring run away from home and going with Son to get a goal. The best odds for him to score against Ajax are 19/10 with Unibet.
This tie is still on a knife edge and if Spurs can score the first goal of the game it will give them great incentive to go on and win the tie. They’re not in the worst position ever because it’s only one away goal, but Ajax have been brilliant in the second leg of both their knock-out matches so far this season and so we’re backing them to get to their first Champions League final since 1995. The correct score prediction we’re going for here is a 1-1 draw, and that would be enough for Ajax to go through thanks to their goal in North London a week ago.