Ajax vs Tottenham Hotspur: Match Preview

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Ajax will be hosting Tottenham in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final. Dutch giants won the first leg in London by 1-0.

Ajax won Dutch Cup on Sunday beating Willem by 4-0. They are on top of the table in Eredivisie but only on goal difference.

Tottenham lost their last game against Bournemouth by 1-0. They had two players sent off and conceded an injury time goal. Spurs although can still qualify for the Champions League next season.

Form

Ajax – WWWWW

The home side is in great form. They have been in great form and won the Dutch Cup in style on Sunday, thrashing Willem by 4-0. Some of their recent performances have been world-class. Beating Juventus, Real Madrid and Tottenham away shows how good they have been this season.

Tottenham – LWLLL

Pochettino believes his side are feeling the heat of a long season. Well, their performances in the last couple of weeks tell the same story. They have lost their last three games. Two of those defeats came at home including the first leg defeat to Ajax.

Injury/Suspensions

Ajax

Carel Eiting is the only player missing through injury for the home side.

Tottenham

Serge Aurier, Harry Kane and Harry Winks are all set to miss out due to injury. Erik Lamela will go through a late fitness test. Vertinghen is expected to be fit after suffering a knock in the first leg.

Probable Lineups

Ajax

Formation: 4-3-3

Onana; Veltman, de Ligt, Blind, Tagliafico; Schone, de Jong, Beenk; Ziyech, Tadic, Neres.

Tottenham

Formation: 4-3-2-1

Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Sissoko, Wanyama, Eriksen; Alli; Son, Moura.

Stadium

Johan Cruijff Arena, Ajax

Possible Outcome

It will be really interesting to see if Tottenham players can match Ajax’s. Dutch giants are coming back of a brilliant performance that won them the Dutch Cup and will be full of confidence.

Tottenham will know they need to score to progress to the finals, opening up spaces. It will be another end-to-end game. We expect Ajax to win this although Spurs will score as well.

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