Tottenham Hotspur vs Ajax
Date: Tuesday, 30th April 2019
Kick off at: 19.00 GMT
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England
Tottenham Hotspur gearing themselves for an important Champions League semifinal first leg tie this midweek. Mauricio Pochettino’s men are looking to get positive result at home as they face Ajax Amsterdam.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Ajax Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare for this midweek Champions League clash. Let’s take a look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting the win.
Expected Formation: 3-4-2-1
Probable Lineups: Lloris(g);Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen(def);Trippier, Wanyama, Eriksen, Rose(mid);Lucas, Alli(att mid); Llorente(att).
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups:Onana(g);Veltman, De Light, Blind, Tagliafico(def);Schone, Van der Beek, De Jong(mid); Ziyech, Tadic, Neres(att).
Before heading into this Champions League first leg semifinals clash, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have a clear idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WLLWL
Spurs have been experiencing a mix results recently, winning two and losing three out of their last five games. Pochettino’s side also lose their latest league match, suffering a 1-0 home loss against West Ham.
That defeat against The Hammers was their first one at the newly built stadium. Not a good morale boosting result just ahead of their midweek tie against Ajax at the same venue.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :DWWWW
Erik ten Haag’s side still continuing their positive form of late, winning four and drawing one of their last five fixtures. Their last league game was on April 24, which they beat Vitesse Arnhem 4-2.
The Lancers didn’t have any match this past weekend as they were given an extra rest by Dutch Football Federation. That rest could give the visitor more energy in their intriguing away fixture on Tuesday.
Pochettino won’t be able to play his best available squad due to combination of injuries and also suspension. Harry Kane, Serge Aurier, Moussa Sissoko are still injured so they’re unlikely to feature.
Spurs also lose Son Heung-Min who is serving his suspension for the first leg match. Fernando Llorente could get the not to lead Spurs attack for Tuesday.
The Dutch giant also have some absentees with Mozraoui, Eiting, Cerny and Bande are unlikely to feature. Ten Haag still have plenty of options as most of his regular first team players are available for selection.
Tagliafico will return into Ajax’s starting line up after serving his suspension. The visitor set to rely their offense on Neres, Ziyech and Tadic’s trio up front.
Head to Head Records:
Neither teams have met with each others in this major competition prior to their upcoming two legged ties.
Having to start the first leg at home could give that familiarity for Spurs as they did the same against Man City. Pochettino will be hoping his team can get a good enough result that they can carry into the second leg.
Surprisingly, Ajax have been doing much better in away games, so they will be dangerous on Tuesday. This tie could go either way, though with Spurs’ absentees, the Eredivisie side is favorite to win.
Final Score: 1-1