AFC Ajax vs. Manchester United: Europa League Final Predictions & Match Preview 24 May, 2017

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AFC Ajax vs. Manchester United: Europa League Final Predictions & Match Preview 24 May, 2017

AFC Ajax vs. Manchester United Match Preview:

Jose Mourinho looks to extend his Europa league trophy-winning record to a thrid with different clubs as English Manchester United face Dutch AFC Ajax with the target of winning their first ever UEFA Cup title in the club's history, while Ajax aim to clinch a second title after grabbing the first in the two-legged final in 1991/92, winning the cup by 2-2 on aggregate on away goals rule. The match is set to kick off at 19:45 CET at the 50,653-seater "Friends Arena" in Stockholm, with the venue hosting its debut European final.
Match status: 2016/17 Europa League Play-Off Final
Venue: "Friends Arena" in Solna, Stockholm, Sweden

AFC Ajax: Team News

Eredivisie's runner-ups Ajax side convulsively eliminated Olympique Lyon in their semi-final tie by beating The Lions 5-4 on aggregate - as long as they were four goals in the lead after the first leg, the Amsterdam club could have put a much bigger gap until conceded three successive goals to half-time and ten minutes to the end. In a whole, Ajax look a young title-chasing side with a strong scoring ability, with 19-year-old Danish Kasper Dolberg, who has registered 6 goals, and Amin Younes, 23, and Bertrand Traore, 21, getting on the scoresheet four times each with four and three assists respectively this term.

Manchester United: Team News

When it comes to the Manchester club, they are heading into the final with a tremendous list of injured players, of whom probably the most tragic loss is Zlatan Ibrahimovic; moreover, MU's back line will miss the first-team player appearances of Eric Bailly, Marcos Rojo and Chris Smalling - a huge blow to their chances of keeping a clean sheet as they have been pierced in four of their six last UEFA Cup play-off encounters. With that and Ajax's largely attack-minded squad in mind, the goal of The Red Devils is to be threatened fairly often during the regular time.

AFC Ajax vs. Manchester United: Europa League Final Predictions & Match Preview 24 May, 2017

Possible Teams' Starting Line-ups:

Ajax: Andre Onana - Mitchell Dijks, Matthijs de Ligt, Davinson Sanchez, Joel Veltman - Hakim Ziyech, Lasse Schone, Davy Klaassen - Amin Younes, Kasper Dolberg, Bertrand Traore (4-3-3 formation)

Manchester United: Sergio Romero - Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones, Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian - Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba - Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Henrikh Mkhitaryan (4-3-3 formation)

Ajax & Manchester United Missing Players:

Ajax: Nick Viergever, Daley Sinkgraven.

Manchester United: Marcos Rojo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Luke Shaw, Ashley Young, Eric Bailly, Timothy Fosu-Mensah. Doubtful: Chris Smalling, Marouane Fellaini.

AFC Ajax - Manchester United Head-to-Head Stats:

The teams faced each other in 2012 when they were drawn for the round of 32 to play a two-match tie; Manchester United's first round 0-2 victory in Amsterdam had qualified them for 1/8 phase before they lost 1-2 a week later at "Old Trafford".

Interesting Facts and Streaks:

  • There've been under 2.5 goals Man Utd scored in their last 7 games (UEFA Europa League).
  • Man Utd are unbeaten in their last 10 matches across this year's UEFA Europa League.

Conclusion and Match Preview:

Historical match-up for both sides that will particularly bring a memorable experience with Manchester United having finished off an exhausting season of more than fifty games and Ajax making a promising breakthrough in Europe, all points to the last life fight where the winner gets everything. From our perspective, the final should kick off very cautiously, in an error-free manner, otherwise an early goal to any of the sides may be a big trouble. Therefore, our main Match Preview goes for Total Goals Under 2.5 in the game and 1-1 as the eventual scoreline since they both come off as a fiercely-performing force with a winning mentality.

Our Betting Tip:
Goals Under 2.5 @ 1.73
Correct Score:
1-1 Draw @ 6.4

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