BETTING PREVIEW: VILLARREAL vs MANCHESTER UNITED
Manchester United will aim to win their second Europa League title when the travel to Poland to face Villarreal.
Fresh off their win over Wolves, the Red Devils will be looking to continue their success on the road. The English giants went the entire season unbeaten away from Old Trafford which bodes well for their finale in Gdansk.
The Manchester side are unlikely to have captain and centre back Harry Maguire available for the final but much of the pre-game talk will be who starts up front for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Marcus Rashford has been challenged for his place by young Mason Greenwood.
Both were rested against Wolves on Sunday.
The manager said: “Yeah, you might say so. Both of them have done really well but we’ll see. We’ll pick a team that I think will make problems for Villarreal but, luckily, I could rest both of them today. They’ll both be knocking on my door [laughs].”
It would appear that Edinson Cavani is certain to start. He has nine goals in his last 11 matches and combined with Bruno Fernandes’ assist-making, the Uruguayan has turned United into a lethal attacking outfit.
Another task for Solskjaer is whether he keeps David De Gea on Europa League duty or allows his new No 1, Dean Henderson, the chance to win a major trophy.
The manager in the opposition dugout is no stranger to Premier League fans. Indeed it is former Gunners boss Unai Emery, who saw his current side dismiss Arsenal in the semi-finals of this cup. Emery has won three Europa League finals and so there will be no underestimating him.
Villarreal lost to Real Madrid 2-1 on the weekend to end seventh in La Liga on Saturday.
Emery will be ready to unleash Gerard Moreno on the Red Devils. He is in fine form with 23 goals in the league and seven assists to add to his impressive season.
The English side are heavily fancied at 1.81 to win while Villarreal are out at 4.64 to prevail in regulation time.
Wednesday’ final kicks off at 20pm UCT.
Suggested bet: 3 way win: H@4.65 D@3.49 A@1.87
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