When Is The Europa League Final 2020/21?
The 2020/21 Europa League Final takes place at 20.00 (GMT) on Wednesday 26 May. If you’re watching from other parts of Europe, the match kicks-off at 21.00 (CET). The final starts an exciting time for European football, with the Champions League taking place on Saturday 29 May, and the rescheduled Euro 2020 starting on June 11.
Who Is Playing In The Europa League Final 2020/21?
Manchester United take on Villareal in the Europa League Final 2020/21. It is the 12th Europa League Final, which replaced the old UEFA Cup Final. But it is the 50th final of the two tournaments combined.
Where Is The Europa League Final 2020/21 Being Played?
The 2020/21 Europa League Final is being played at the Gdansk Stadium in Poland. This is the first major final that the stadium has hosted, but it was used at Euro 2012, when it hosted four matches.
Will There Be Fans At The Europa League Final 2020/21?
Yes, the 2020/21 Europa League Final will welcome 9,500 spectators, which is a quarter of the stadium’s capacity. Both teams have been allocated 2,000 tickets, while 2,000 neutrals have also managed to obtain a ticket.
What Do The Winners Of The Europa League Final 2020/21 Get?
The winning team’s captain gets the honour of picking up the 2020/21 Europa League trophy. But he better get a firm grip as this handle-less trophy weighs 15kg, the heaviest of all of football’s major trophies.
40 medals are also awarded to the two teams and some of the management. The winners also automatically qualify for next year’s Champions League Group stage.
Who Is The Referee For The Europa League Final 2020/21?
Frenchman Clement Turpin will referee the 2020/21 Europa League Final before also refereeing some of the games at Euro 2020.
Where Can I Watch The Europa League Final 2020/21?
Manchester United fans in England will be able to watch the 2020/21 Europa League Final on BT Sport 1, while Villareal fans in Spain will be able to watch it on Telefonica. The 2020/21 Europa League Final is also available on a wide range of different TV channels in different countries around the world.
Is VAR Being Used For The Europa League Final 2020/21?
Love it or hate it, VAR looks like it’s here to stay, and it’s being used in the 2020/21 Europa League Final. VAR has been in operation since the Group stages of the 2020/21 Europa League and, according to UEFA officials, it will also be used in the Group stages next season.
How Many Substitutions Are Allowed In The Europa League Final 2020/21?
Both teams will be allowed to make up to five substitutions during the 2020/21 Europa League Final within the 90 minutes and any added time. However, should the match go to extra time, both teams will be permitted to make a total of six substitutions.
Who Is The Favourite To Win The Europa League Final 2020/21?
Manchester United are the favourites with the bookies to lift the 2020/21 Europa League Trophy. This market covers your team to win the match at any time, be it in normal time, extra time, or in a penalty shootout.
United are mainly 4/11 (1.36) or 2/5 (1.40) with most bookmakers but are available at a best-priced 4/9 (1.44) with Betfred. Villareal are widely available at 2/1 (3.00), but Betway is offering a standout 21/10 (3.10).
If you’re looking for bigger odds, you can bet on either team to win the 2020/21 Europa League in normal time. Manchester United are 4/5 (1.80) to win in normal time, with the draw at 13/5 (3.60), and Villareal at 4/1 (5.00).
Manchester United’s Route To The Europa League Final 2020/21
While Manchester United will have been disappointed to have been knocked out of the Champions League, reaching the Europa League final isn’t bad compensation.
Since joining the Europa League in the Round of 32, United have beaten Real Sociedad 4-0, AC Milan 2-1, Granada 4-0, and Roma 8-5.
Villareal’s Route To The Europa League Final 2020/21?
Villareal qualified for the 2020/21 Europa League Final by finishing fifth in last season’s La Liga. They emerged as winners from Group I and have since beaten Salzburg 4-1, Dynamo Kyiv 4-0, Dinamo Zagreb 3-1, and Arsenal 2-1.
Manchester United vs Villareal Head-to-Heads
Manchester United and Villareal have met four times in Europa before. They first clashed in the Champions League group stages in 2005, when both matches ended 0-0.
The two teams clashed again in the Champions League group stages four years later, with the fixtures again producing two nil-nil draws.
Who Will Win The Europa League Final 2020/21?
Hopefully, we won’t have to suffer a fifth consecutive 0-0 draw between Manchester United and Villareal. The form book certainly suggests that Villareal play much more attacking football than when those matches were played.
Villareal have failed to score just once in their last 17 matches (up to 17th May) and, though they’ve kept plenty of clean sheets in that time, they should find it much harder to keep the Manchester United players off the scoresheet.
Manchester United reached the final courtesy of an 8-5 win against Roma over two legs after battering the Italian 6-2 at home. United three Premier League games since against Aston Villa, Leicester, and Liverpool have also produced a total of 13 goals.
Spain and England have been the two dominant forces in European Club football in recent years but it’s the English teams that have looked superior this season. Chelsea and Manchester City are set to contest the Champions League Final, and Chelsea knocked out the La Liga 1-2 Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid on route.
Manchester United are ahead of Chelsea in the Premier League and, with Villareal languishing in seventh place in La Liga, the English team looks a worthy favourite.
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