Villarreal faces Manchester United at the Stadion Energa Gdansk in Polish city Gdansk in the Europa League final for the 2020/21 season. Let’s take a look at this match in our best soccer predictions for today. Are you ready?
Villarreal are playing their first European final in history. For the Spanish club this is an unique chance to win an European trophy for a first time so far. You can see why the everyone at the Yellow Submarine is super excited for what’s about to come on Wednesday.
The head coach Unai Emery is Villarreal’s big weapon for this final. Emery is the most successful manager in the history of Europa League as he has won the trophy three times so far with another Spanish club – Sevilla. He also reached the final once with Arsenal, but suffered a defeat against Chelsea. This is Unai Emery’s 5th Europa League final and it’s truly impressive achievement.
In the 1/2-finals Villarreal did an impressive job as they eliminated one of the major contenders for the trophy Arsenal. Unai Emery faced his former club, but there’s no place for compassion – Villarreal did the job after a 2-1 win at home and a 0-0 draw in London.
The striker Gerard Moreno is Villarreal’s most dangerous weapon for this final. The 29-years old striker have scored 29 goals in all competitions this season which makes him the best Spanish forward in the world at the moment. Most likely Moreno is going to be called by Luis Enrique in Spain’s squad for the Euro 2020 as well. He’s really deadly this season.
For Manchester United’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this is going to be a second attempt to win Europa League. The Norwegian manager reached the final of the competition last season, but United lost against Sevilla. Now the Red Devils will have the chance to fix this mistake facing another Spanish club.
In the 1/2-finals Manchester United had a tough challenge against Roma, but it was actually not that difficult for them to eliminate the Serie A team. United decided the tie in the first leg with a 6-2 win while in the second one they suffered a 2-3 defeat, but it was enough for them to reach the final.
Manchester United’s first game against Roma was particularly impressive and we saw how dangerous this team could be. Bruno Fernandes continues to be the Red Devils’ most essential player while Edinson Cavani is scoring a lot since his move to England. When you add players like Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial to the mix you can clearly see how much potential Manchester United have.
Villarreal’s manager Unai Emery already admitted that his team will face Real Madrid on Sunday with one eye on Manchester United. Emery and the club are clearly prioritising the Europa League final and it’s a completely normal thing – this is a final after all. But at the same Manchester United are doing the same, you can be sure about that.
That’s our best soccer predictions for today for the Europa League final between Villarreal and Manchester United on Wednesday. The Spanish side have a chance to win its first European trophy so far while Manchester United are playing for the trophy for a second consecutive season. Villarreal are lucky to have the most successful coach in the competition’s history, but at the same time they have one of European’s powerhouses against them. Maybe Manchester United are the obvious favourite here, but in a final such like this everything is possible. Villarreal will be dangerous – you can count on this.