The Europa League Final 2017 will be held on 24 May, Wednesday. Who do you think will lift the trophy, Ajax or Man United?
The Europa League semi-finals have been played and there have been some surprising results that no online betting news in Sweden could have ever predicted. Ajax and Manchester United made it to the last stage. United have been favourites to win the trophy since the very beginning, while Ajax is kind of a black horse. Can they beat the Red Devils at Friends Arena in Stockholm.
The Road to Stockholm: How Ajax Made It
Ajax Amsterdam’s Road to Stockholm was full of surprises. The Dutch team used to be one of the most prestigious football teams in Europe, helping and developing world class footballers like Dennis Bergkamp, Clarence Seedorf, Edgar Davids and many others as well – two of the top European strikers, Zlatan Ibrahomovic and Luis Suarez, were also trained in Amsterdam.
Ajax is still on the path of using homegrown players instead of buying expensive stars. We know for a fact that Manchester United spent more on buying players only in the past 3 years than Ajax did ever since the end of the second World War! And now these two teams will face each other at Europa League Final 2017.
However, Ajax already proved that they are capable of winning from the underdog’s position: they faced Lyon in the semi-finals. All online sportsbooks in Sweden expected Lyon to qualify until the end of the first leg, which Ajax won by 4-1. The 3-1 loss in France was enough for them to make it to the Final. And they also knocked Schalke out from the underdog’s position especially that they were really closed to elimination in the extra time and they came back from hell.
United’s Road to Stockholm: Can Mourinho win Europa League?
United’s story in Europa League is a little bit different than that of Ajax’s. They have been regarded as favourites to win Europa League since Day 1. And here they are, in the Europa League Final 2017, as expected by all online sportsbooks. Winning the Europa League is the last chance for Mourinho’s Red Army to qualify for next season’s Champions League so they will do everything to beat Ajax.
They are not going to be in the top 4 at the end of the Premier League season, they lost all mathematical chances this weekend upon losing to Tottenham. They knocked out Celta Vigo in the semi-finals. Anderlecht, Rostov and St Etienne were also trying and failing to stop them.
Odds on Ajax v Man Utd
Now if you will want to find the best sites to bet on Europa League in Sweden, we recommend you checking out the Europa League betting odds at 188BET and Marathonbet. The former one offers the best odds for Manchester United to win: 1.93 (13/14), while the latter one offers the best online betting odds for Ajax to beat Man Utd: 4.55 (71/20).
The best bet on Europa League Final 2017 is probably the Bet on Both Teams to Score market for 2.05 (21/20) odds at Betfair. Both teams are pretty good at playing attacking game if they must, and in a final they just must. Especially Mourinho if he wants to participate in the Champions League next season. So pick your best idea and bet on Europa League Final 2017 now!