Europa League semis – Live Scores and Stats – Man Utd v Who in the final?

Stockholm is ready to host the Europa League final on the 24th May 2017. Man Utd is 1-0 up from the first game in Vigo and Ajax has a 3 goal advantage to hold on to. But why do I get the feeling that it will be not as easy for the Dutch side?

Lyon v Ajax (1-4)

Lyon trail 4-1, with Bertrand Traoré the star of the first leg in Amsterdam. They are looking to become the first French side to win the UEFA Europa League (or UEFA Cup).

I’m not sure if they deserved such a big loss in Amsterdam, but their level of concentration as well as their tactics showed some arrogance. They have scored 13 goals in their last 3 european home matches, an average of 4.33 goals per game. At the same games they received 1.33 goals. But can it be a 4-1?

Ajax without win in last five games on the road in Europe (0-3-2). Their last win was back in September against Panathinaikos in Greece (1-2).

My prediction is the home win at half time ut I will also place a tiny bet on the extra time. A correct score of 4-1 covered by the closest 3-1.

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Possible line-ups

Lyon: Lopes; Jallet, Nkoulou, Diakhaby, Morel; Tousart, Gonalons; Cornet, Tolisso, Valbuena; Lacazette.

Ajax: Onana; Viergever, Sanchez, De Ligt, Veltman; Klaassen, Schöne, Ziyech; Traoré, Dolberg, Younes.
Out: Sinkgraven (knee)


Man Utd v Celta Vigo (1-0)

Man United is 1-0 up following Marcus Rashford free-kick in Vigo. The Eglish side produced clear chances but could not find the goal in open play.

The Red Devils now to win the only major trophy that still eludes them. They have won all six European home games this season (one in extra time); they have not lost in 17 Old Trafford UEFA games (14-3-0).

Celta have won three of their last four UEFA Europa League away games 2-0 (one in extra time after an 1-0 win), drawing the other 1-1. They are a team that likes to counter attack and is strong in set pieces. Iago Aspas has been sensational so far and a lot depends on his performance.

My prediction is 2-3 goals to be scored in this game expecting a score of 2-1 2-0 or 1-1 stated from most to least probable.

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Possible line-ups

Manchester United: Romero; Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Darmian; Fellaini, Herrera, Pogba; Lingard, Rashford, Mkhitaryan.
Out: Shaw (ankle), Ibrahimović (knee), Rojo (knee), Young (hamstring)

Celta: Sergio; Mallo, Cabral, Roncaglia, Jonny; Radoja, Tucu; Wass, Aspas, Sisto; Guidetti.
Out: Rossi (knee), Planas (knee)