Tottenham Hotspur vs Ajax: Match Preview

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Tottenham Hotspur will host Ajax in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final.

Spurs lost their last game against West Ham United in the Premier League by 1-0. They are third in the Premier League still not assured of Champions League participation next season.

Dutch League suspended their games for the weekend to give Ajax a full week rest ahead of their Champions League fixture. They won their last game against Vitesse by 4-2.

Form

Tottenham Hotspur – WLLWL

Sours have been inconsistent for the last couple of months. They lost their lead at the third position in the Premier League which is now just two points. But they did manage to progress to the semi-final stage of the UEFA Champions League at the cost of their English rivals Man City. They have lost three of their past five games. Two of those defeats came against Manchester City.

Ajax – DWWWW

Ajax has been in great form in recent weeks. They have knocked out two of the favourites for the Champions League title this season. Beating Real Madrid and Juventus in their last two rounds away from home shows how good they are right now.

Injury/Suspensions

Tottenham Hotspur

Sergio Aurier, Harry Kane and Harry Winks will miss out due to injury. As Winks has undergone a surgery. The biggest miss will be suspended Son Heung-Min. Erik Lamela is doubtful for the game.

Ajax

Carel Eiting is the only player not available for Ajax due to injury.

Probable Lineups

Tottenham Hotspur

Formation: 3-4-2-1

Lloris; Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen; Trippier, Sissoko, Wanyama, Rose; Eriksen, Alli, Lucas.

Ajax

Formation: 4-3-3

Onana; Mazraoui, de Ligt, Blind, Tagliafico; Schone, de Jong, Beek; Ziyech, Tadic, Neres.

Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Possible Outcome

Considering Tottenham and Ajax’s recent form and performances this game has no straight favourites. Both the teams have creativity and pace in their squad. They both can hurt each other on the counter.

Son will be a big miss for Spurs and they don’t have anyone clinical up front. We expect Ajax to take advantage and get themselves an important away goal. We will go for a narrow Ajax win.

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