At the beginning Ajax was an ignored afterthought with the UEFA Champions League Betting Odds. This underdog is now poised to reach their first Champions League final in 23 years. Ajax will host Tottenham in the second leg of their semifinal matchup. The winner will move on to the final against the winner of Barcelona vs. Liverpool. Meanwhile the loser will forever live with regret at having come so close only to finish eternally short of glory. Certainly, the margin is small after Ajax posted a 1-0 win at Tottenham in the first leg.
2019 UEFA Champions League Tottenham vs. Ajax
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 3 p.m. ET
Location: Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam
UEFA Champions League Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Tottenham||+½ (-129)||2½ (-137)||+243|
|Ajax||-½ (+114)||2½ (+122)||+117|
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First Leg Review
Donny von de Beek was the UEFA Champions League Betting Odds hero in the first leg for Ajax. Indeed, he scored the only goal of the game early to catapult his team with a precious 1-0 victory away from home. The 22 year old von de Beek scored 15 minutes into the game to give Ajax home field advantage and the chance to advance in front of their home fans. Ajax has been on a tremendous run in which they have eliminated name brands Real Madrid and Juventus. Tottenham lacked the ability to keep pace in the first leg.
A Daunting Task
Consider what Tottenham is now up against in their Sportsbook online matchup at Ajax. Only one of the 17 sides that lost the home first leg of the Champions League went on to win on aggregate. Ironically enough it was Ajax themselves in 1996. Certainly, Tottenham has demonstrated the ability to beat the best. Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City were eliminated in the Champions League by the Spurs. Of great concern is that Tottenham has lost four of their last five matches heading into this one. Worse still is that they scored just one goal in that span.
Namely Tottenham is led by England’s World Cup hero Harry Kane. Kane has posted five goals in eight Champions League games but has been injured since a leg one match against Manchester City. Son Heung Min has four goals in ten games for Tottenham. But it is virtually impossible to compensate for Kane should he continue to miss time. Balanced against that is Dusan Tadic for Ajax. Tadic has six goals in 11 Champions League Matches. Donny van de Beek has three goals in 11 games for Ajax. Most important of all he has come up clutch.
Matchup to Watch
In this situation Tottenham has gone dry with its ability to score goals. Ajax will have the offensive matchup edge for UEFA Champions League Betting Odds. Additionally, they will be well rested without having to play in league games. Finally. The chance to clinch on their home field is a major intangible. Late on Ajax has been in far better form.
UEFA Champions League Betting Odds Picks
As has been noted Tottenham has been in terrible near helpless form. Ajax has the momentum.
UEFA Champions League Betting Online Pick: Ajax
UEFA Champions League Betting Online Score Prediction: Ajax 1, Tottenham 0
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