Manchester United meet Ajax in the Europa League final at Friends Arena in Stockholm tomorrow. While the Europa League may not have the lustre and prestige of the UEFA Champions League, it means much for both the teams in action. Manchester United has won practically nothing significant since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club. If they win this, it will be their most glamorous silverware in the post-Ferguson era. Ajax, on the other hand, are striving for European recognition for a long time since the heydays of Johan Cruyff. It will be a cracking contest – both on the field and for online betting – when the English and Dutch powerhouses clash. Don’t miss the match or the betting odds.
Manchester United – Preview
They finished fifth in the English Premier League. This will be a great chance for them to finish on a high. They are coming into this match after having played an EPL game a couple of days ago. Their main players were rested for that match. So, there won’t be much fatigue or weariness. United should feel at home in Stockholm because of Zlatan Ibrahimović. The fans should be behind them. The Swedish maverick has fond memories of playing on this ground – including a spectacular bicycle kick goal against England. Unfortunately, Ibrahimović will not play in this match because of knee injury. Even without him, United have enough firepower to warrant the tag of favorites for online betting purposes.
Ajax – Preview
Ajax could only become second in the Dutch Eredivisie league. They finished one point behind winners Feyenoord after a tense title race. The good thing for the team is that the Dutch league action finished on May 21st. They have had enough time for rest before this match. Unlike Manchester United, which depend on superstars like Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford, Ajax rely on the all-round teamwork and collective brilliance.
These two teams have met twice before – both in the Europa League in 2012. United won the first leg, while Ajax returned the favour in the second leg.
Prediction for Online Betting
Manchester United look the better team on paper. They should get good crowd support too. Manchester United will capitalize on these favorable conditions and win the Europa League.
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