Tottenham – Ajax
This could not have been expected. Tottenham and Ajax, beating the favorites in their quarterfinals, reached the semifinals of the main European club football tournament for the first time in a very long time. Now there is nothing to lose and nowhere to retreat, which means we will definitely become witnesses of the most interesting and uncompromising football. Let’s see what you can bet on here.
Tottenham Hotspot: to break stereotypes
The London club has long been the hero of numerous memes and jokes about the fact that the team is always close to success, but never wins. It’s time to refute this statement. The team in a beautiful style played in the playoffs with such giants as Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City.
«Spurs» only once in their history made their way to the semifinals of the main football tournament in Europe, and it was … 57 years ago! Then «Tottenham» twice lost to «Benfica» and did not make it to the final match. Now the players who are now in Tottenham, have a chance to write themselves into the story, and not as one of many, but as pioneers. This opportunity usually falls once in a lifetime.
Ajax: Superclub again
The history of the Dutch club, of course, have a richer history of appearances in the decisive matches of the main European football tournament. Ajax took the trophy four times (1971, 1972, 1973, 1995). And twice was to the finals (1969, 1996). But the last time Ajax made it to the semifinals was in 1997. The semi-final of the current rally is a completely different story.
The team of Eric ten Hagah had the great honor to knock out the current holder of the Cup. At 1/8, Ajax knocked out Real Madrid, beating at Santiago Bernabeu 4: 1. In 1/4 «Dutch» conquered no less worthy achievement. From the rally, Turin «Juventus» was knocked out together with Cristiano Ronaldo … Well, are traditions reviving?
Injured and disqualified
Tottenham H: Son Hyun Min (disqualification), Harry Kane (injury).
Ajax: Hassan Bande, Karel Eiting, Nussair Mazraui.
Tottenham – Ajax: a history of personal meetings
Teams played with each other only once in the entire history. In the 1/16 finals of the Cup Winners’ Cup 1981/82, Tottenham Hotspur twice beat Ajax. 3:1 away and 3:0 at home. In that draw, «Londoners» reached the semi-finals of the draw.
Prediction and bet
Ajax first time in the playoffs starts in away match. One may not believe in the victory of the guests, but the fact that Ajax can distinguish itself is almost certain. The home team is also likely to score. So it would be logical to bet on: «both teams to score – yes» for an odd of 1.70 in the line of the 1xBet bookmaker office, which offers new players a bonus when registering 200% on their first deposit.
Also, the top is quite possible. Pochettino, for sure, understands that against Ajax it makes no sense to defend their gates. Juventus has already was burned. So, you they to go ahead and score in their field. Bookmaker 1xBet offers a combined betting «both teams to score and total over 2.5» for a coefficient of 2.19.
Match Tottenham – Ajax
Tournament – Champions League
Stadium – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Date – 04/30/2019 20:00
Bet – both teams to score
Coefficient – 1.70