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2021 UEFA Europa League Final Odds, Picks, Predictions

May 29, 2021
by Toby Maxtone-Smith
VI Soccer Expert

2021 UEFA Europa League Final Predictions

Score Prediction: Manchester United 2 Villarreal 0

2021 UEFA Europa League Final Best Bets

  • Manchester United -150
  • Under 2.5 -135
  • Both Teams to Score - No -125

Handicapping Manchester United vs. Villarreal

Villarreal surprised Arsenal in the semi-finals and stopped both major European finals from being all-English affairs.

But United will have been pleased to see the Spanish side progress and they are rightfully odds-on favorites to win the final inside 90 minutes.

United have had long periods of inconsistency this year but still managed to finish comfortably second in the Premier League, and in the second half of the season, their attack started to click.

This peaked in their 6-2 demolition of Roma in the first leg of the semifinals. These two teams operate at completely different financial levels, with United spending over four times as much as Villarreal on their players’ wages.

The Yellow Submarine finished seventh in La Liga this year, and the performances of Spanish sides in the Champions League this year do not bode well for the strength of the league.

Villarreal, who finished two places below United in the Premier League, outclassed three of Spain’s top four, Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid, and Sevilla, while Barcelona was comfortably eliminated by Paris Saint-Germain.

There is a gulf in class between the two sides, and I am happy to take Manchester United at the price to win the match in normal time.

Villarreal has won 12 of its last 14 Europa League matches, unbeaten in all 14, while failing to concede two or more goals in 12 straight. (AP)

2021 UEFA Europa League Final Betting Resources

  • Match: Villarreal vs. Manchester United
  • Date: Wed., May 26, 2021
  • TV-Time: Paramount+ - 3:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Stadion Energa Gdansk
  • Location: Gdansk, Poland
  • 2021 UEFA Europa League Final Odds

    Money-Line & Total Market

    Europa League Winner

    • Manchester United -275 Villarreal +200

    Both Teams to Score

    • Yes -110 No -125

    Match Result and Both Teams to Score

    • Man United to win and Both Teams to Score +290
    • Villarreal to win and Both Teams to Score +800
    • Man United to win to nil +175
    • Villarreal to win to nil +575
    • Both teams not to score +625
    • Both teams to score and the match to draw +375

    Odds per BetMGM - Subject to Change

    Manchester United vs. Villarreal - Head-to-Head

    The two teams have only met four times, both instances coming in the UEFA Champions League (2006, 2009).

    All four games ended in scoreless (0-0) draws.

    Manchester United vs. Villarreal - Inside the Stats

    Manchester United - Europa League Records

    Manchester United
    Round Record GF GA GD BTS
    Rd of 32 1-1-0 4 0 +4 0-2
    Round of 16 1-1-0 2 1 +1 1-1
    Quarters 2-0 4 0 +4 0-2
    Semis 1-0-1 8 5 +3 2-0

    Villarreal - Europa League Records

    Round Record GF GA GD BTS
    Rd of 32 2-0 4 1 +3 1-1
    Rd of 16 2-0 4 0 +4 0-2
    Quarters 2-0 3 1 +2 1-1
    Semis 1-1-0 2 1 +1 1-1-0

    Champions League Stat Key

    • Record - Win-Draw-Loss
    • GF - Goals Forward
    • GA - Goals Against
    • GD - Goal Difference
    • BTS - Both Teams to Score Record

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