The curtain-raiser event of the new European football season is here as the UEFA European Super Cup, a contest by the teams who won the Champions League and the Europa League from the previous season, is due to take place in front of up to 13,000 in Belfast. Champions League winners Chelsea will take on Europa League champions Villarreal in an exciting football event next week.
Chelsea vs. Villarreal
Windsor Park, Belfast
August 12, 2021, Thursday 3:00 AM (GMT+8)
In their fifth appearance in the Super Cup, Chelsea will head to this match unbeaten in 4 games, having won 3 and drawn 1 since winning the Champions League against the Premier League winners Manchester City 0-1. They have loss only 3 in their last 10 matches across all competitions, having won 6 and drawn the very recent friendlies against Tottenham 2-2. Follow us for upcoming Champions League fixtures.
Meanwhile, this will be the first time Villarreal are taking part in a Super cup final, having won their first Europa League after beating Manchester United 1-1 (11-10) via penalties. Since then, the Spanish side have not recorded any win, having lost 3 of their last 4 games across all competitions, drawn 1. They finished 7th in La Liga with 38 points and will not have a chance to defend their Europa League title.
Villarreal went undefeated in the Europa League last season and Chelsea lost only one of their Champions League fixtures. This will be the first time that these two teams meet in the 18th consecutive Super Cup game that involves either an English or Spanish team. The game is expected to produce low scoring goals as both teams were involved with under 2.5 goals in their recent European matches.
Chelsea 1.88 – Draw 3.40 – Villarreal 3.90
FT.HDP – Chelsea 0.5
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