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Europa League Final: Preview & Betting Odds

Nemanja Lazarevic in Betting Promotions 23 May 2017

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Youthful Ajax side did really well to make it to the Europa League final and now they have a chance to lift the coveted trophy exactly 22 years since lifting the Champions League title.

The Amsterdammers will be up against injury-hit Manchester United and there may be value in odds of 9/5 offered on the Dutch side to lift the trophy, especially due to the fact they head into the high-profile game in better mood than the opposition. 

The Red Devils have been made 5/6 favourites to win in ninety minutes, but with all the selection worries Jose Mourinho has had to contend with, this could prove a very difficult game for the English giants. 

Team News

There have been no major selection issues for Peter Bosz as Daley Sinkgraven is the only player unavailable through injury, although fellow defender Nick Viergever is banned. 

Eric Bailly is suspended for Manchester United, whilst Chris Smalling is doubtful and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young are out injured. 

Interesting Facts

  • Chelsea youngster Bertrand Traore scored 4 goals on the road to the final
  • Man Utd and Ajax have two wins each in previous four meetings
  • Ten different players scored for Ajax in the current campaign
  • Man Utd are unbeaten in last 10 Europa League fixtures (W7 D3)

Betting

With most league championships already over, this will be one of the most heavily bet events this week, and if you are looking to join the party, our advice is to place your wagers with bet365

The UK firm is rightly considered the world’s leading bookmakers, they’ve got plenty of pre-match and in-play markets for the Europa League final and also offer special perks and benefits to new and existing customers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nemanja Lazarevic


Working as editor-in-chief at Soccernews.com, Nemanja Lazarevic is responsible for organising and managing the team of writers to ensure the content produced on the site meets high industry standards and remains interesting to our readers. As our go-to guy for the football transfer news, he uses an extensive experience in the industry to dig up latest transfer stories from local sources.

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