At the stadium – Johan Cruifff Arena in the capital of the Netherlands will begin the return match of the Champions League semi-final, in which Ajax will fight Tottenham Hotspur. The first match between these rivals was held on April 30, ended with a victory of Ajax with a score of 0:1. In the upcoming game, the Pochettino team will have to take a risk, open up the rear lines, and the opponent who has caught courage will surely use it.
The tale called «Ajax ten Hagah» continues, the Amsterdamians are striking in their form and the absence of any reverence for the top European clubs. The fact that the current Ajax is capable of much, we were convinced even in the group tournament, when the Ajaxids did not lose twice to Bayern, including in Munich. And the only failure in the current tournament came at a home match against Real, in which, by the way, the Dutch had a big advantage, but good luck favored Real. At the same time, we note that in the last three home meetings in the Champions League, Ajax did not win: there are draws with Bayern and Juventus, the defeat from Real.
Pochettino’s team also spends a very strong season, but the Spurs were not lucky to lose their top scorer, Kane, in the end of the temporada due to an ankle injury. In addition, in the first semifinal, Son Heung-min was unable to enter the field due to suspension, Lamela, Ourier and Winks due to injuries. And in general, we note that recently the results of the «spurs» have deteriorated. One gets the feeling that the team simply could not stand the distance in the season. Immediately, before the first match against Ajax, the «spurs» in native walls lost to West Ham 0:1.
Ajax won the first match of the confrontation, the Dutch are free to choose tactics for the return match, while the British, whatever one may say, will have to take risks, go for it. Kane in the upcoming game, apparently, again will not be able to help his team, which reduces the attacking potential of the guests by an order of magnitude. We believe that in this match it is worth making a bet on winning the hosts through a zero handicap.
Match: Ajax – Tottenham
Tournament: Champions League
Stadium: Johan Cruifff Arena
Bet: H1(0) – Ajax wins with handicap 0