Tottenham vs Ajax

There would be a certain degree of irony if Tottenham’s 11-year trophy drought was to be ended by the most coveted prize of them all, although as the only one of the four remaining teams not to have reached the final before they are already at a disadvantage in the experience stakes.To have even made it this far is an achievement for which deserves huge credit considering Pochettino has had to deal with a relatively shallow squad, having not made a single signing in either transfer window this season.

Spurs are also still in control of their own fate when it comes to qualifying for the competition again next season, despite slumping to an underwhelming 1-0 defeat at home to London rivals West Ham United on Saturday.It is now three losses in their last four games across all competitions, and Saturday’s result also ended their perfect start to life at their new stadium – far from ideal preparation for one of the biggest matches in the club’s history.

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Pochettino’s side were also in relatively poor form before they welcomed Man City to North London in the quarter-finals, though, and they will no doubt draw belief from their thrilling aggregate victory over the English champions.

Spurs have scored just one goal in three games since the ball bounced off Fernando Llorente’s hip in the second-leg classic of that tie, and the stretched nature of their squad was highlighted against the Hammers when they ended the match with Llorente and Vincent Janssen up front.

Tottenham possible starting lineup:

Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Eriksen, Dier, Alli, Rose; Llorente, Lucas

Ajax possible starting lineup:

Onana; Veltman, De Ligt, Blind, Mazraoui; Schone, De Jong; Ziyech, Van Beek, Neres; Tadic

Tottenham vs Ajax Head-to-head (h2h)

These two teams have locked horns just twice in their history.
Both games came as a part of the European Cup Winners Cup in 1981.
Spurs won both the ties.
Tottenham managed to score three or more goals in both fixtures.

Tottenham vs Ajax Prediction

Oh! What a story it’d be if Ajax could all the way. After taking out three-time defending champions Real Madrid and Mr. Champions League – Cristiano Ronaldo himself, the team surely does have the capacity to upset Spurs.While Ajax has had some extra days of rest due to Eredivisie postponing a whole round of league fixtures, Spurs just lost an exhausting game against West Ham.

Also, Tottenham lost three of their last four games, whereas Ajax won their last four in a row, and was unbeaten in 14 of their last 15. On the road, the Dutch team won seven of their last eight.Going on, Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min will not be playing for the hosts, the former due to injury, and the other one due to suspension.

As things stand, Ajax has the upper hand, and they have been exemplary in away ties in the Champions League. Trust them to deliver.But Spurs won’t just roll over though. They showed their fighting spirit against the all-conquering Manchester City.


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