However, whilst the occasion will quite obviously be a celebratory event amongst Tottenham fans, we reckon there won’t be much cause for jubilation once the 90 minutes are over.
Here’s our five reasons why we reckon Ajax will be taking a huge leap towards the Champions League Final in Madrid on June 1 and,
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Once in a Generation Talents
Spurs host their Eredivise opponents as hot favourites with the bookies to at least win the first-leg this evening, with odds showing they’re still available at around 11/8 to claim victory and put themselves in pole-position to face either Liverpool or Barcelona in Ateltico Madrid’s stunning Wanda Metropolitano Stadium at the start of next month.
But, as we all know by now, Ajax possess two of European football’s best young players in Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt, who really do look set to become two of world football’s outstanding players.
On top of that, the Dutch side have a pretty impressive and vibrant squad, with the likes of exciting Brazilian David Neres, Hakim Ziyech and veteran Lasse Schöne, all of whom are capable of causing big problems.
For what it’s worth, Leo Messi and co remain favourites to lift the trophy, and you can still get odds as healthy as 6/4 for the La Liga giants to claim their sixth European Cup/Champions League win.
They might be in the Champions League semi-finals, but Spurs’ form isn’t all that impressive, as evidenced by the weekend’s shock defeat at home to West Ham.
All in all, Spurs have lost seven of their previous 13 matches in all competitions going into tonight’s contest, and could probably consider themselves pretty lucky to have made it this far in Europe considering they had just one point after their first three group phase matches.
As we all know, Tottenham talisman Harry Kane will miss tonight’s game, but so too will the influential Son Heung-min, who scored three times over two legs against Man City in the last round.
Moreover, midfielder Harry Winks is struggling to be fit, as is Moussa Sissoko, both of whom have become very influential to Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Ajax managed to qualify from a group including Bayern Munich and Benfica, drawing home and away against the German giants, and have also seen off pre-tournament favourites Juventus and Real Madrid.
Quite simply, this Ajax side have played – and already beaten – better teams than a weakened Spurs side in Europe this season.
Whilst Spurs have spent the last week or so battling against Brighton and West Ham in the Premier League, Ajax have been given breathing space to plan and plot for tonight’s game, after the entire Dutch league programme was postponed to help Ten Hag’s side.
That’s got to have some bearing at this stage of the season, right?
Of course, Ajax have entered both previous knockout rounds of this season’s Champions League as out-and-out underdogs with bookmakers and still progressed – at the expense of giants Juventus and holders Real Madrid – but they seem to have earned a certain level of respect, with some bookies pricing them as 1.87 favourites to reach the final ahead of Spurs.
We reckon putting your money on anything other than an Ajax triumph tonight would be a mistake – but what do you think?
Let us know in the comments section below…