Ajax – Tottenham Prediction & Picks (08.05.2019)

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Ajax – Tottenham SOCCER PICKS

Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur meet at Amsterdam ArenA, in a return match for this UEFA Champions League (Semi-finals) match, after the victory outside Ajax by (0-1) in the first leg. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Tottenham Hotspur presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.

Ajax:

The home team comes to this second leg with an advantage of 1 goal, after the away win by (0-1) in the first leg. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in away matches, with 39 goals scored and 17 conceded; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 57 goals scored and 18 conceded. The team comes to this match after a win away with Willem II by (0-4). Ajax won 5, drew 2 and lost 1 of their last 8 home games for the UEFA Champions League. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, as 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 17 matches in this competition, they have only 1 comeback in the 6 matches they suffered in the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 8 of their 18 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).

Ajax left for this game motivated, after having won, by 4-0, Willem II, conquering the Dutch Cup in this way. We remind you that the locals are currently in the 1st position of the Dutch championship. In the first leg of the Champions League final, the home side beat Tottenham 1-0. Without big surprises, coach Erik ten Hag will have to keep the team in a 4-3-3, privileging possession of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the right flank: David Neres is very fast and competent in transporting the ball towards the attack. On the other hand, the Serbian Dusan Tadic is the best score of Ajax in this league millionaire, with 6 goals scored. For this game the home trainer can not count on Carel Eiting due to physical problems.

Tottenham Hotspur:

After the defeat at home, the visiting team comes to this second leg with a disvalue of 1 goal and with the difficult task of recovering this negative result as a visitor. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins and 9 losses in away matches, with 28 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses at their stadium, with 25 goals scored and 9 conceded. The team comes to this match after a loss away with AFC Bournemouth by (1-0). In the last 5 UEFA Champions League away matches, Tottenham Hotspur won 1, tied 2 and lost 2. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 21 of the last 32 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 11 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 6 times and only managed 1 comeback.

The Tottenham comes to this game after having added a 1-0 defeat in the displacement to the Bournemouth field, adding in this way the third defeat followed in official games. After a defeat in the first leg, against Ajax, in their stadium, Tottenham’s task to advance in the Champions League is very complicated. In this second game against Ajax, coach Mauricio Pochettino must play 3-4-3, favoring the defensive organization and counterattacking by the flanks: Son Heung-Min is very fast and strong in transporting the ball towards the attack . The man who usually acts in the attack, the English Harry Kane, is the best score of Tottenham in this competition, with 5 goals scored, however, it is absence, due to injury. In addition to this player, the Argentine coach can not count on Winks, Aurier and Vertonghen, all with physical problems.


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