La Liga side Villarreal clash with Premier League giants Manchester United in the final of the Europa League. Predictions and odds for this Villarreal versus Manchester United match to be played at Stadion Energa Gdansk in Poland are available.
Villarreal reached the final after a goalless second leg of their semifinal tie at Emirates Stadium gave them a 2-1 aggregate triumph over Arsenal.
United advanced after winning 8-5 on aggregate despite losing 3-2 to Roma at the Stadio Olimpico in their semifinal tie.
Heading in to this game, Villarreal lost 2-1 at Real Madrid on the final day of action in the La Liga. They finished seventh to gain a seat in the inaugural Europa Conference League next year.
United, meanwhile, won 2-1 at Wolverhampton to cap their campaign in the Premier League where they placed second behind champions and old rivals Manchester City.
Villarreal have never previously won a major European trophy, whilst 2016-17 winners Manchester United are seeing action in their 14th UEFA final.
The Spanish outfit are led by head coach Unai Emery, who guided Sevilla to a hat-trick of UEFA Europa League successes from 2013/14 to 2015/16 as well as taking Arsenal to the 2018/19 final.SOLKSJAER EYES 1st CONTINENTAL TROPHY
His counterpart, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is aiming to win his first continental trophy as a manager and his first silverware in two and a half years as the United boss.
Villarreal and Manchester United have faced each other in four previous European matches – on each occasion in the UEFA Champions League group stage, and every one ended in a goalless draw.
The overall record of Villarreal against English clubs is 5-7-5 (win-draw-loss).
Moreover, Villarreal are unbeaten in their last 12 UEFA Europa League matches outside Spain (7 wins 5 draws), maintaining clean sheets in all of the last five.
United have triumphed in only 16 of their 61 UEFA matches against Spanish opposition (D23 L22), though they are unbeaten in all four this spring (3 wins, 1 draw), scoring eight goals and conceding none.
The record of the Red Devils in UEFA knockout ties against Spanish clubs is 9-12 (win-loss).
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