Champions League odds, picks: Projecting this season’s Cinderella team that could follow Ajax or Tottenham

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The 2018-19 Champions League season lived up to the billing and provided soccer fans from all different parts of the world with special moments and surprising outcomes. We were treated to a blast from the past with a Cinderella side like Ajax from Netherlands reaching the semifinals. Johan Cruyff’s childhood club was minutes away from reaching the final in Madrid before losing in heartbreaking fashion to Tottenham, another underdog in the grand scheme of things.Ajax used to be historically viewed as one of the top clubs in the world, but as the economic side of the sport began to evolve, Ajax was no longer viewed as a European juggernaut. Yet this team was within minutes of the final, bringing back the Dutch magic that had been absent for several years. Ajax’s run to the final opens the door for other teams to truly believe they can do the same thing.Tottenham is a team with very little history but proved that with the right mix of players and a talented manager, there is no ceiling.  With the Champions League group-stage draw taking place in Monaco on Thursday — watch it on fuboTV (Try for free) — who are the best bets to pull off something like Ajax or Tottenham?  Let’s take a look, with the help of Marius Norheim, CEO of Trademate Sports, and with Andrew Beasley, site editor of Twelve Football. First up, Norheim on three teams that could be this year’s Tottenham. This season’s Tottenham could be … Borussia Dortmund: “Dortmund finished second last year only two points behind Bayern Munich. They outperformed their expected goals by 16 goals last year, netting a total of 81 goals. It remains to be seen whether they can keep it up and give Bayer

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