Ajax vs Tottenham Hotspur
Champions League, Europe
Date:Wednesday, 8th May 2019
Kick off at: 20.00 UK Time
Venue: Johann Cruyff Stadium,
Ajax Amsterdam are looking to secure their Champions League final this midweek as they face up again against Tottenham Hotspur. Taking a 1-0 lead from the first meeting, the Dutch outfit are still looking for another win.
Ajax vs Tottenham Hotspur Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare themselves for this English Premier League clash. Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting the victory.
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Onana(g);Veltman, De Ligt, Blind, Tagliafico(def);Schone, Van de Beek, De Jong(mid);Neres, Tadic, Ziyech(att).
Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1
Probable Lineups: Lloris(g);Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Rose(def);Sissoko, Dier(mid);Eriksen, Alli, Lucas(att mid); Son(att).
Before going into this Wednesday Champions League 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): WWWWW
Erik Ten Hag’s side have been in an excellent form of late, all of their last five matches in a row. Following their first leg win over Spurs, The Lancers also beat Willem II Tilburg.
Ajax are in confident mood ahead of their second leg clash as they’re targeting another win. 1-0 advantage is never safe anyway, so Ten Hag’s men will still play their attacking football at home.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : LWLLL
Tottenham haven’t been doing well recently, winning only one out of their last five fixtures. Mauricio Pochettino’s men also lose all four of their other games during those stretch of games.
Spurs have been setting up their focus on this second leg battle, so they must show something more on Wednesday. Only trailing by a goal means they need at least a 1-0 win to force the match into extra time.
The Lancers doesn’t have new injuries as Eiting, Cerny and Bande remained as those who are unavailable. Ten Hag has the chance to call up his best possible eleven again for this match.
The trio of Ziyech, Tadic and Neres will continue as their main threat up front. Meanwhile, Schone, Van de Beek and De Jong as Ajax main three men in midfield.
Tottenham are still without some important names for this second leg tie. Pochettino can’t cout on Serge Aurier, Harry Kane Harry Winks and Erik Lamela for Wednesday.
Jan Vertonghen condition is still doubtful after the head injury he picked up in the first leg. Fortunately, there’s a boost up front as Son Heung-Min is available for this tie.
Head to Head Records:
Their previous match up in the first leg was they’re only meeting in this competition.
Ajax won’t just try to protect their advantage as they will be looking for more goals. The home team must play it smart though as sloppy display can be dangerous for them.
Tottenham are ready to give their all as only a victory can give them that shot into the final. Ten Hag’s men are slight favorite, but Spurs can be dangerous on their day.
Final Score: 1-1