Ajax Amsterdam meet Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night (local time) at the Johan Cruijff Arena in their Champions League semi-final 2nd leg match, with the Dutch side holding what looks to be a potentially decisive 1-0 lead from the 1st leg in London last week.
Ajax won the Dutch domestic cup over the weekend when they beat Willem II 4-0 and are in pole position to win the Dutch league title too, but few would have anticipated them challenging for the Champions’ League title this season.
Tottenham’s form has been indifferent of late, with the absence of injured England captain Harry Kane being a definite handicap in recent weeks. On the plus side, their hopes of rallying in this tie are helped by the return of their South Korean forward Son Heung-min from suspension. Son missed the 1st leg after having picked up three yellow cards over the course of the competition this season.
Our soccer betting predictions for this game have to take into account that Tottenham need to score to have any chance of progressing to the final, so they may well need to take a calculated gamble at some stage in the game if they are behind on aggregate.
Ajax vs Tottenham Betting Lines & Pick
One factor in Tottenham’s favour is that in eliminating Real Madrid and Juventus from the competition, Ajax did the damage on the road and not at home. Even so, Ajax are the tips to reach the 2019 Champions’ League Final, although Tottenham could hold them to a tense draw on the night.
The Match Result betting odds have Ajax at +115 with Betway Sports, the draw at +280 with bet365 and Tottenham at +240 with 888Sport.
A Correct Score bet of 2-2 is available to bet at +1200 with bet365, while Son is +200 with 888Sport for an Anytime Goalscorer bet.
Pick: Match Result – Draw @ +280 (bet365)