Ajax - Manchester Utd predictions, betting tips and preview 24 May 2017 – The final will not be a walk in the park for the mancunians!
UEFA Europa League final 24 May 2017 at Friends Arena, Solna
Ajax - Manchester Utd predictions for Wednesday’s UEFA Europa League final match at Friends Arena, Solna. Ajax can surprise the grandee! Read on for live streaming info and our free predictions. Do you want to watch live streaming of Ajax - Manchester Utd and bet live? Go to bet365 Live Streaming and place winning bets!
Usefull stats<p><em>٠ Manchester Utd have won only one of last seven games</p>
<p>٠ Ajax have not drawn 10 games</p>
<p>٠ Manchester Utd have had Under 2.5 in last 7 games</p>
<p>٠ Opponents have met four times, winning two apiece</p>
<p>٠ Ajax have not won 6 European games away from Amsterdam</p>
<p>٠ Red Devils are unbeaten in 10 European games </em></p>
Ajax - Manchester Utd betting preview and advices
The way of Ajax to the final was a challenging road and if in the group stage Dutch took 1st place easily, then in the playoffs they became ‘up-and-down’ team. First they passed Legia only by one home goal advantage. Then was exchange of home victories in 1/8 finals with Copenhagen. After that Ajax passed Schalke only in additional time. Those games took a lot of effort for the team! Let’s don’t forget there was the likelihood of additional time in the semi-final with Lyon, but Dutch managed to defend 3 goals handicap in the second leg, despite their player was sent off. It took some time for Manchester Utd to play convincing in the Europa League as they secured the playoffs in the group stage only in the last two rounds, finishing in 2nd place. But then the team got a grip and began to play on a high level. In the quarter-finals Red Devils beat Saint-Etienne twice easily. At the stage of the 1/8 finals mancunians passed Rostov only by the home victory (Rostov, by the way, knocked out Ajax in Champions League). In the quarter finals Manchester Utd only managed to pass Anderlecht in extra-time and, finally, in the semi-finals, due to the minimal away victory they passed Celta. Ajax have also played with Vigo in the group stage (3:2 and 2:2). The favourite of this final game are mankunians and bookmakers are betting on dominant name of England team and their coach’s name of course too. Not only Europa League’s trophy is important for Manchester United, but it also a guarantee to get in the Champions League next season. While Ajax have already secured a group stage of Champions League in Eredivisie, mankunians will be able to enter elite European Cup only through a victory in UEFA Europa League.
Ajax – Manchester Utd H2H Statistic W0 D0 L2
16.02.12 Ajax – Man Utd 0:2
23.02.12 Man Utd – Ajax 1:2
PLAYED-14 WON-8 DRAWN-3 LOST-3
Goals per game 1.71
PLAYED-14 WON-9 DRAWN-3 LOST-2
Goals per game 1.64
→ Ajax have had more attempts on goal (225) and attempts on target (95) than any other team in this season’s tournament. United have had 208 attempts on goal, 76 of them on target.
→ Mourinho faced Ajax five times as Real Madrid coach, winning all five games by an aggregate score of 17-2.
→ Mourinho has won all three of his major UEFA finals.
Ajax possible line-up: Onana, Riedewald, Veltman , Sánchez, de Ligt, Klaassen, Ziyech, Schöne, Traoré, Younes, Dolberg.
MU possible line-up: De Gea, Bailly, Smalling, Jones, Darmian, Tuanzebe, Fellaini, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Pogba, Rooney.
Ajax unavailable players: Viergever, Sinkgraven
MU unavailable players: Bailly, Ibrahimović, Rojo, Shaw, Fosu-Mensah
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It is always difficult to predict such clashes, it’s the final of European Cup, it’s a game that will become history and that’s why not necessary the strongest side can win today, but the team that will be able to find their best tactics and strategy and also can offer a total dedication. Despite the status of the underdog, it is Ajax who must play first fiddle in this game! Red Devils are definitely much stronger, so they are unlikely to present any surprises and will play their ‘everyday football’, but Dutch just have to figure out something else! What can Ajax offer their enemy? Nothing but powerful attack and juvenile ardour! Sons of the Gods should understand that they can not beat stronger opponent in position warfare, because Portuguese coach is much more experienced than his counterpart, also MU have world football star in the squad and Dutch club has only talented, but still as green as grass players. All that remains for Ajax is to attack! They will not be able to hold 0-0, which means that they will have to score anyway. Moreover, Amsterdammers do not want to concede first, because if Mourinho`s men will score, they go into the defence and these guys know exactly how to play defensive football! Sons of the Gods simply have to play offensive football and score first! Despite the obvious advantage of United a draw will not come as a surprise, because Red Devils looked weak and toothless in the attack in the previous games.