Tottenham Betting Preview
Ajax will host Tottenham at the Johan Cryuff Arena on Thursday morning. The hosts hold a narrow 1-0 lead thanks to Donny van de Beek’s goal in the first leg. Can Mauricio Pochettino’s men overturn the deficit to qualify for the finals? Read on for Ajax vs Tottenham betting tips and predictions.
Sunday saw Ajax take their first step towards claiming an unlikely treble, as they hammered Willem II 4-0 in the Dutch Cup final on Sunday. Ajax are narrowly ahead of PSV in the Eredivisie, while they are aiming for a shock success in Europe. Only 7 sides in history have won their league, their major domestic cup and the Champions League in the same season. Of those 7, 2 have been teams from the Netherlands. Ajax achieved it in 1972, and are now 4 games away from repeating that feat.
Meanwhile, Tottenham’s season rests of this clash. They have 1 league game left, but their hope of silverware this season comes down this match and the match after, if there is one. Spurs have booked their place in the Champions League next term, but it was a winding round to get there. They needed a result at Bournemouth at the weekend to get over the line, so they went to the South Coast with a strong side. However, they had two players sent off before the 50th minute, and then conceded a goal in the dying embers of the game to lose 1-0. Fortunately for Spurs, Arsenal and Man United could only earn draws against Brighton and Huddersfield respectively, which means Spurs have the top 4 wrapped up.
Ajax have scored in every UCL game this season.
Both teams have scored in Ajax’s last 3 home UCL games.
Spurs have scored in all 5 away UCL games this season, keeping only 1 clean sheet.
Spurs are winless in 4 of their 5 away UCL games this season (D2 L2).