Chelsea and Villarreal will compete for the UEFA Super Cup in Belfast on 11 August – in the forecast we have identified the favorite. Who will win?
Chelsea enjoyed outstanding success last season. Tomas Tuchel, who came against the backdrop of the failures of his predecessor, immediately managed to transform the team’s game, which led to the conquest of the coveted trophy. In the Premier League, the “retirees” finished in fourth place, which in general can be considered a serious success, given the intense competition for a place in the top four.
The “retirees” have achieved the greatest success in the Champions League. Having overcome the group stage without any problems, Chelsea entered Atletico Madrid, with which they experienced no problems – a 3-0 win on aggregate. Porto did not become a problem in the quarterfinals either, the dragons won 2: 1 following the results of two meetings.
It was more difficult with Real Madrid – in Madrid the London club got a draw 1: 1 and did not guarantee anything for themselves before the return leg. Nevertheless, they managed to beat the creamy at home with a score of 2: 0 and Manchester City were waiting for Chelsea in the final. Despite the fact that the “townspeople” were considered the favorites, the “pensioners” won this meeting thanks to the only goal from Kai Havertz.
So far, Chelsea have not made any major acquisitions, but a transfer to Romel Lukaku is on the way – the return of the Belgian should cost more than 100 million euros. The “retirees” will enter the new season without Fikayo Tomori, Olivier Giroud and Victor Moses, they left the club. Billy Gilmore was also loaned to Norwich.
Villarreal can be safely called the main sensation of the last season in European competition. Unai Emery’s team was certainly considered one of the contenders for victory in the Europa League, but clearly was not the favorite. At the same time, the “yellow submarine” confidently won its group and did not notice “Salzburg”, Kiev and Zagreb “Dynamo”, quite easily reaching the semifinals.
The first serious rival was Arsenal – in the first match at home, Villarreal won a 2-1 victory, which still had to be defended in London. At the cost of incredible efforts, the yellow submarine kept a goalless draw and reached the final at Manchester United. Regarding the Red Devils, the main time ended in a 1: 1 draw, and in the dramatic penalty shootout of 21 hits, it was Villarreal that turned out to be stronger.
In the Spanish Championship, Emery’s team finished only seventh, 19 points behind the Champions League zone, but due to the victory in the Europa League, a ticket to the main club tournament in Europe was won.
As for transfers, it makes sense to highlight the departure of Carlos Bacca and Jaume Costa, with the veterans they did not renew their contracts. They were replaced by Bulae Dia from Reims and Aissa Mandi from Betis. An important event was also the extension of the contract with Gerard Moreno – the agreement will be valid for another five years.
Chelsea have already started preparing for the season long ago and have already managed to get in good shape. Villarreal has already made a name for itself at the end of last season – won the trophy and a ticket to the Champions League, for the “yellow submarine” the UEFA Super Cup is hardly a priority goal. This clearly cannot be said about Chelsea, whose status does not allow them to make mistakes in such matches – the “retirees” have a serious superiority in the class and this match is quite capable of winning in regulation time.
We believe that the favorite will not be mistaken. Forecast – Chelsea win . In 1xbet nigeria, such an outcome is offered with odds of 1.81
Villarreal will surely play defensively – the yellow submarine has been operating in this style for several years and is quite successful. However, while the Spaniards are not yet 100% ready, perfect interaction in the first official match of the season is unlikely to be expected, so Chelsea have a great opportunity to secure a landslide victory without too many problems.
Our second bet will be Chelsea’s two-goal win . This bet can be placed for 5.25