Ajax vs Tottenham (By: PlayMaker)
I'm backing on Tottenham again after looking at the Liverpool "remontada" inspiration yesterday.
Tottenham lost the 1st leg at home field by exactly the same way as people imagined. They could not resist against the powerful and aggressive football of the Netherland club. Totally be dominated in 1st 20 minutes and easily conceded a goal by Van Der Beek. They only reacted better from the last 10 minutes of 1st half but the lack of quality in the front did not allow them to turn around the situation. A few chances came from the long ball heading into Llorente but it was not enough to equalize the score.
Tottenham continue their frustration last weekend by the defeat in Bournemouth field. The guys of Pochettino completely lost the discipline and received 2 red cards from Son and Foyth. Anyway, the red card of Son can give him a few more minutes to rest and prepare for this important 2nd leg. Actually, Tottenham had almost qualified to the next version of UCL so they weren't so worry about that defeat.
Playing at Ajax Arena Stadium is not something too scary for the visitor. Ajax could not win here from 3 latest game against big names like Bayern (3-3), Real (1-2) and Juventus (1-2). They were led in all of three matches and two of them come before the break. That stat may support Tottenham for this game when they need to attack soon to find the equalizer as soon as possible.
Not any important absentee for Ajax, while Tottenham welcome back Son Heung Min with huge boost for the attack. However, Vertonghen won't play due to the head injury from 1st leg while Sanchez is also doubtful.
Tottenham have nothing to lose and they will play with all the best even the current squad does not give many options. In other side, Ajax also need to improve their foreplay if they don't want to lose the narrow advantage. I still believe in the inside quality of the Tottenham player and hope that they can do something in 1st half.
Ajax vs Tottenham predictions
|Tottenham + 0 AH 1st half||Pinnacle||2.30||10||2-0 LOST (-10 units)|
Ajax vs Tottenham betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (PlayMaker).