Ajax at Tottenham Hotspur
|Date & Time||Tuesday April 30, 2019, 3:00 PM (EDT)|
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur +100 / Ajax +275 / Draw +240
Tottenham will host Ajax for the opening leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final tie at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Ajax received a rest over the weekend as the Dutch league changed its fixtures to allow the team to be prepared for this match. At this stage of the season, getting a break is massive and it will ensure that Ajax will be fresh as they play this vital match. Ajax was exceptional during the quarterfinals as they defeated Juventus away from home in Turin. Dusan Tadic has been incredible for Ajax and the Serbian forward is causing many problems for other teams. This is a well built Ajax side as they have a mix of youth and experience with players like Daley Blind and Frenkie de Jong. Winning away is difficult in the Champions League but Ajax will be confident that they can win this match since they have beaten both Juventus and Real Madrid away from home this season.
Tottenham played over the weekend in the Premier League and they were beaten at home by West Ham United. It was a poor performance by the Spurs and the loss means that they must keep fighting to remain in the top 4. Tottenham were lucky to qualify for the semifinals after they eliminated Manchester City via the away goal rule. This will be a very tough outing for Spurs as they are playing a very attacking side who will test likes of Sanchez and Lloris.
Tottenham must avoid defeat at home as it will be vital for chances of making the final. That being said, I am going to pick Ajax to win this match. Ajax have been phenomenal away from this in the Champions League and the team is radiating with confidence. Ajax will be fresh and rested for this match and I see them winning this leg.