The UEFA Super Cup match will be held this Wednesday 11/8/2021, and the match is between Chelsea and Villareal. With that in mind, we’ve put up a full preview of the game as well as some free betting suggestions for you.
Chelsea vs Villarreal UEFA Super Cup final preview: Can Villarreal win their second European trophy?
Winning the Champions League for the second time in their history obviously made the last season for Chelsea one of their best ever, but the Blues also had other respectable results. For example, they also reached the FA Cup final, where they lost to Leicester City in a thrilling match. In the previous season, Chelsea struggled to break into the Top 4, but they accomplished it, in the end, courtesy to Leicester’s failure to win their last-round game. The big news ahead of the tie is that Romelu Lukaku could make his Chelsea debut in the showpiece event if the club is able to get his deal through in time for Wednesday.
Villarreal’s recent season was truly historic, as they won their first-ever European trophy with a triumph over Manchester United in the Europa League final. That effort, however, had an impact on the team’s performance in La Liga, as Villarreal finished the season in the seventh position in the rankings. Still, their win in Europa League secured them a spot in the Champions League this season and a chance to fight with Chelsea for the UEFA Super Cup. The team mostly remained the same, but Villarreal did add a couple of big names like Juan Foyth and Boulaye Dia. Unai Emery has a fantastic record in cup competitions everywhere he’s been, and his Villarreal side can’t be written off.
Where to watch:
Fans in the UK can watch the tie on BT Sport, who have secured the rights to all European football this season.
The match will be on BT Sport 1 from 21:00 GMT and can also be streamed through the BT Sports app.
Streaming: BT Sport Live (UK); Paramount+, Univision Now (USA); Sony LIV (India); DStv Now (NGA) . Spanish viewers can tune in on Movistar Liga de Campeones and will also be available to US fans on CBS Sports Network, Univision, TUDN, Paramount+, fuboTV, Hulu Live and Sling Blue.
Date and time
The match will take place on Wednesday, August 11 at Windsor Park in Belfast and will kick off at 21:00 CEST.
Venue: Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Referee: Sergei Karasev (on pitch); Marco Fritz (VAR)
Forecast: rain rain rain go away