PICKS UPDATE: Public betting splits are in at DraftKings Sportsbook and the public is split. 51% of total bets are on Villarreal (+190) to win the trophy but 75% of the total handle is on Manchester United (-240). The prop bet for first goal scorer is split pretty well between Bruno Fernandes, Edinson Cavani, and Marcus Rashford. 29% of handle and 27% if bets are on Fernandes (+480), 22% and 29% on Cavani (+450), and 20% and 16% on Rashford (+650).
UEFA’s top tournament wrap up this weekend, with the Champions League final set for Saturday. However, on Wednesday, May 26 we get a fun appetizer with the Europa League final between Manchester United and Villarreal. The Red Devils are in search of their second Europa League title, having won in 2016-17. El Submarino Amarillo is playing in the Europa League final for the first time in club history.
The match is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET and will air on CBS Sports Network. Fans can live stream the match on Paramount+. If you don’t have a cable login to access TNT for a live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the game.
Manchester United claimed its spot in the Europa League courtesy of their Champions League finish. They finished in third place in their group which resulted in a transfer to the second tier league and automatic placement in the knockout phase. They advanced through that stage with aggregate wins of 4-0 over Real Sociedad, 2-1 over Milan, 4-0 over Granada, and 8-5 over Roma.
Villarreal claimed their spot in the Europa League with a fifth place finish in La Liga. They won Group I in the group stage and advanced to the knockout stage. They advanced through that stage with aggregate wins of 4-1 over Red Bull Salzburg, 4-0 over Dynamo Kyiv, 3-1 over Dinamo Zagreb, and 2-1 over Arsenal.
Manchester United is installed as a -240 favorite to win the trophy at DraftKings Sportsbook while Villarreal is +190. The regulation result is ManU is -115, Villarreal +340, and a tie +245.