Europa League Final – Man United vs. Villarreal – Betting Odds and Predictions
Football fans around the world are going to be glued to their television sets during the next few days as the UEFA Europa League Final will take place on May 26 and will soon be followed by the UEFA Champions League Final on May 29.
The UEFA Europa League Final will take place in the Stadion Miejski in Gdansk, Poland and will start at 8 pm British Standard Time (BST). Fans will be allowed in the stadium as the organizers have permitted up to 25 percent capacity, keeping in mind the COVID-19 situation.
The two teams that have made it to the final are Manchester United from the Premier League and Villarreal from La Liga. Man United have been given 2,000 tickets and the Red Devils will some of their most diehard fans in attendance for this game.
UEFA Europa League Final – Betting Odds
Manchester United go in as heavy betting favorites for this game as Bet365 has given them odds of 1.85 whereas Villarreal are the underdogs with odds of 4.50. The odds for a draw are currently at 3.40.
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Manchester United – Strengths and Weaknesses
Manchester United go in with a bit of pressure as they are the clear favorites and are expected to win this game. The Red Devils have won the UEFA Europa Championship in the past and have a much stronger team than Villarreal on paper. However, they are going to be without their skipper and arguably their best player as Harry Maguire is most likely going to miss out due to his injury.
Man U was desperate to get their captain ready for this game and included him in their 26 member squad. Maguire has missed the last four games for Man U and was unable to train earlier this week, which likely means he is going to miss out. This is a big blow for Man U and they will have to depend heavily on their senior players like Paul Pogba and goalie David De Gea to help them win.
While Man U have won multiple Euro championships over the years, this will be the first time that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be leading a side to the UEFA Europa finals. Will he be able to use the talent he has on offer and put together a winning strategy?
The likely playing XI for the finals are De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba; Cavani. We expect Solskjaer to use a 4-2-3-1 strategy in the finals.
Villarreal– Strengths and Weaknesses
Villarreal are not expected to win as this is the first time that they have reached the UEFA Europa finals. However, don’t count them out as they have an experienced manager in Unai Emery who has led teams to three Europa League championships. If anyone can plot Man U’s defeat, it will be Emery.
Villarreal have a strong side but will need some of their top players to step up and be at their best if they are going to get the better of the Red Devils. Players that you should watch out for include winger Samuel Chukwueze, Raul Albiol and Gerard Moreno.
UEFA Europa League Final – Prediction
We think Man United will rise to the occasion and their experienced players will help the Red Devils win the UEFA Europa Championship with a likely scoreline line of 2-1.
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