Match: Manchester United v Villareal
Competition: Europa League
Kick-off time: 8pm
- Last 5
- Last 5
Head to head record
Last 4 matches- All UEFA Champions League
14 Sep 2005 Villarreal 0-0 Manchester United
22 Nov 2005 Manchester United 0-0 Villarreal
17 Sep 2008 Manchester United 0-0 Villarreal
25 Nov 2008 Villarreal 0-0 Manchester United
- Total match goals
Manchester United team goals
Villareal team goals
Corner betting stats
Manchester United corner stats
Average corners for: 5.26
Average corners against: 4.39
Over/ under corner % charts
Villareal corner stats
Average corners for: 4.21
Average corners against: 3.87
Over/ under corner % charts
Card betting stats
Manchester United Card stats
Yellow for: 1.74
Yellows against: 1.79
P Pogba 3
S McTominay 2
L Shaw 2
Villareal Card stats
Yellow for: 2.00
Yellows against: 2.79
E Capoue 3
A Pedraza 2
R Pena 2
M Trigeuros 2
Manchester United injuries & suspensions
Out: P Jones
Doubtful: H Maguire and A Martial
Villareal injuries & suspensions
Doubtful: R Albiol
Manchester United v Villareal Match Preview & Trends
Emery seeks Europa legacy as Solskjaer aims for first managerial trophy
Ex-Arsenal boss Unai Emery is no stranger to this competition having been in 4 previous finals and winning it 3 straight times with Sevilla (2014, 2015 and 2016). He will hope to use his brief experience of the Premier League to bring down a Manchester United side who could be missing their captain Harry Maguire. Even though he is no longer on crutches, his chances of recovering in time to play a meaningful part in the Final don’t look good. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping that after making 10 changes for Sundays victory against Wolves, his line-up on Wednesday will be suitably rested and ready for this massive game.
Villarreal have scored in each of their last 13 games whilst conceding at least 1 goal in 79% of their home matches. The Yellow submarine have scored in 74% of their away matches and in each of their last 9 away fixtures. Unai Emery’s side have been in the lead for an average duration of 34.5 minutes per match (based on a 90-minute match duration), which is longer than the average duration of 16.4 minutes per match during which their opponents were in the lead in those matches.
Villarreal goals statistics indicate an average of 1.58 goals scored per game so far this season, which is higher than the average number of 1.25 goals scored by each team per match this season in the league, all teams combined in La Liga. With 58 points so far this season, The Yellow Submarine have picked up 2 points less than they did last season after 38 matches, yet their total in the current season is 14 points higher than it was two seasons ago at the same stage.
The Manchester Utd score with the most occurrences in home matches during the season in the league has been 1 – 0 so far (3 times). The United score with the most occurrences in away matches during the season in the league has been 0 – 0 so far (5 times). The Red Devils have been in the lead for an average duration of 23.8 minutes per match (based on a 90-minute match duration), which is longer than the average duration of 15.8 minutes per match during which their opponents were in the lead in those matches.
Solskjaers side have won 63% of their away games, scoring in 74% of their away matches. 64% of Manchester Utd’s conceded goals were conceded at home including at least 1 goal in each of their last 5 home matches. United have been undefeated in their last 19 away matches and have scored in each of their last 13 home fixtures. A majority of The Red Devils’ wins have been obtained with a 1-goal margin (11 wins), while 10 of their wins had a margin of 2 goals or more.
A majority of Villarreal’s wins have been obtained with a margin of 2 goals or more (10 wins), while 5 of their wins had a 1-goal margin.
Manchester Utd have conceded as many 1-goal margin defeats as defeats with a margin of 2 goals or more (3 defeats for each).
A majority of Villarreal’s defeats had a 1-goal margin (6 defeats), while 4 of their defeats had a margin of 2 goals or more.
Ref: C Turpin
Average yellow cards: 6.00
Average red cards: 0.00
Average booking points: 24.00