Europa League final: Villarreal – Manchester United

26.05.2021

It’s D-Day for Villarreal and Manchester United: tonight, we will know who wins the 2020-2021 Europa League season! The second rung of Europe’s club football competition had a lot of excitement leading up to today, but now it’s all or nothing for the two remaining teams.

If you have an idea which way this game will be going, then it’s time to get to action! We will be previewing this Europa League final and see where and how we can win some money. Your football knowledge could be worth a lot of money, so make sure you’re up to speed!

Villarreal – Manchester United (Wednesday, May 26, 9 p.m.)

After month of speculation and spectacle, we know that Europe’s second club football competition will be fought between Spain’s Villarreal and England’s Manchester United. The game will be played in Gdańsk, Poland, and will be refereed by the competent Frenchman Clément Turpin.

Both teams have their legitimate claims to the Europa League title, having overcome worthy opponents all across Europe. Looking at the head-to-head record between the two, one fascinating statistic stands out: in all 4 recent encounters between the two, the final score line was 0-0. This time, one must win!

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Villarreal’s background

Spanish La Liga outfit Villarreal is the first finalist. Villarreal was long considered the underdog in the tournament, but on its way to the final, it did manage to put aside RB Salzburg (round of 32), Dynamo Kiev (round of 16), Dinamo Zagreb (quarter-finals), and finally Arsenal (semi-finals).

Villarreal may have been deadly efficient, but if its football has brought tears to the eye, it’s not because it was so beautiful to watch. A goalless, dreary draw against Arsenal in the second leg of the semi-final was enough after it won the first leg 2-1, but it was hardly a spectacle.

Things may be different this time around, though. The Yellow Submarine, as the team from the city of Villarreal is affectionately nicknamed, is the prime example of a modest club achieving big things. Its tournament best is the semi-final, last attained in 2016. Can the underdog finish its fairytale?

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Manchester United’s background

As an English Premier League powerhouse, Manchester United needs no introduction. The Red Devils have proven in style that they belong at the top of the Europa League. This reflect in their odd-wise chances, making a straight bet on a ManU victory a relatively low-risk affair.

On its way to the final, Manchester United held off Real Sociedad (round of 32), AC Milan (round of 16), Granada (quarter-finals), before smashing AS Roma in the semi-finals. Who could forget the baffling 6-2 score line of that first leg, in a fixture that, at least on paper, was worthy of a final in its own right?

It helps Manchester United a great deal, too, that it has lived the experience of the Europa League final before. Better yet, the Red Devils became Europa League champion as recently as 2017. Though they can rely on this experience, they won’t be able to rely on captain Harry Maguire…

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