Saturday, May 25, 2019

Ajax 23/20 to beat Tottenham in Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final

Competition: Champions League

Market: Ajax win

Odds: 23/20 @ Bet 365

Picking up a 1-0 victory last week, a high-flying Ajax side will welcome Tottenham to the Johan Cruijff Arena on Wednesday night.

Starting with the hosts, putting four past Willem II last weekend and lifting the KNVB Becker crown, few across Europe would have expected Ajax’s revival this season. Sat top of the Eredivisie and on the verge of securing their first league title in five years, Ajax are enjoying a seven-match winning run and Erik ten Hag’s side have continued to shine on the European stage. Picking up a 1-0 win away at North London last week, the Dutch giants have already knocked both Juventus and defending champions Real Madrid out of this year’s tournament on route to the semi-final. One man to watch in midweek will be the red-hot, Dusan Tadic. The former Southampton man has bagged 32 goals across all competitions and has scored four goals in his last two outings in Amsterdam.

As for the visitors, while Ajax might be enjoying a bright end to the year, Spurs are just about crawling over the finish line. Despite all but securing another top-four finish in the Premier League, Mauricio Pochettino’s side are showing some real cause for concern. Suffering a 1-0 loss away at Bournemouth on Saturday, the Lilywhites have lost their last three matches on the bounce and have also failed to register a single goal in any of those defeats. Even more worrying for fans in North London, Spurs have remarkably lost nine of their last 10 matches away from the capital, a run that stems all the way back to the 20th of January. Slumping to a 1-0 loss last week and still unable to call upon Harry Kane, we’re backing Ajax to come away with the victory in midweek.

Bet: Ajax 23/20 to beat Tottenham in Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final @ Bet 365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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