2024 Europa League Final

The 2024 Europa League Finalists have been decided. The final will be contested by Serie A contenders Atalanta and the all-conquering new Bundesliga champions, Bayer Leverkusen.

It promises to be an exciting contest between two teams very much with an attacking mindset. Both carefully built based on the attacking philosophies of their two talented managers.

Additionally, the 2024 Europa League final presents us with a chance to see two cup specialists in action. Atalanta have reached the final of the Coppa Italia alongside the 2024 Europa League Final. Similarly, Leverkusen have reached the final of the German DFB Pokal alongside winning the Bundesliga and reaching the 2024 Europa League Final.

A rare treble is on offer for Leverkusen, but even more amazing than that; the German side are unbeaten this season in ALL competitions.

As it stands, they are three games from winning all three competitions they entered this season, without losing a game.

Unsurprisingly, given the circumstances surrounding the 2024 Europa League Final, interest in the game is very high. Bookmakers such as bet365 Sport are already offering a wide range of markets on the game.

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Let’s now examine both the venue and the teams contesting this major European Final, beginning with a look at where the game will be played.

2024 Europa League Final – Key Details

  • Atalanta v Bayer Leverkusen
  • Date: Wednesday 22nd May
  • Kick Off: 8pm (UK Time)
  • Referee: Istvan Kovacs (Romania)
  • Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland

Dublin’s Aviva Stadium, built on the site of former national stadium Lansdowne Road, will host the Europa League Final once again. It last hosted the game back in 2011, when two Portuguese teams FC Porto and Braga battled out a 1-0 win to the former, thanks to a goal from Radamel Falcao.

The stadium is the only category 4 stadium in Ireland and is also the home of Leinster Rugby Club, the Ireland Rugby Union team, and the Republic of Ireland international football team.

The 51,711-capacity stadium is one of the venues to be used in the 2028 European Championships, which will take place across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. It will host several group games and likely at least one knockout round match.

2024 Europa League Final – Atalanta

2024 Europa League Final

Atalanta Squad

Goalkeepers

  • 1. Juan Musso
  • 29. Mario Carnesecchi
  • 31. Francesco Rossi

Defenders

  • 2. Rafael Toloi (DC)
  • 4. Isak Hien (DC)
  • 6. Jose Luis Palomino (DC)
  • 19. Berat Djimsiti (DC)
  • 23. Sead Kolasinac (DC)
  • 42. Giorgio Scalvini  (DC)
  • 43. Giovanni Bonfanti (DC)

Midfielders

  • 3. Emil Holm (DMR)
  • 7. Teun Koopmeiners (AMC)
  • 8. Mario Pasalic (MC)
  • 13. Ederson (MC)
  • 15. Marten De Roon (DMC)
  • 17. Charles De Ketelaer (AMRC)
  • 20. Mitchell Bakker (DML)
  • 22. Matteo Ruggeri (DML)
  • 25. Michel Adopo (MC)
  • 33. Hans Hateboer (DMR)
  • 59. Aleksey Miranchuk (AMC)
  • 77. Davide Zappacosta (DMR)

Attackers

  • 10. El Bilal Toure (AC)
  • 11. Ademola Lookman (AMC)
  • 90. Gianluca Scamacca (AC)

Manager

  • Gian Piero Gasparini

Atalanta Probable Starting XI

  • Formation: 3-4-2-1

Gian Piero Gasparini likes his team to play this flexible formation and he has rotated players in and out of the formation very successfully this season.

With Rafael Toloi and Sead Kolasinac nursing injuries, the Italian manager could select the following XI for the 2024 Europa League Final.

  • GK – 1. Juan Musso
  • DMR – 77. Davide Zappacosta
  • DML – 22. Matteo Ruggeri
  • DC – 42. Giorgio Scalvini
  • DC – 4. Isak Hien
  • DC – 19. Berat Djimsiti
  • MC – 13. Ederson
  • MC – 8. Mario Pasalic
  • AMC – 7. Teun Koopmeiners
  • AMC – 17. Charles De Ketelaere
  • AC – 90. Gianluca Scamacca

2024 Europa League Final – Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen Squad

Goalkeepers

  • 1. Lukas Hradecky
  • 17. Matej Kovar
  • 36. Niklas Lomb

Defenders

  • 2. Josip Stanisic (DC)
  • 3. Piero Hincapie (DC)
  • 4. Jonathan Tah (DC)
  • 6. Odilon Kossounou (DC)
  • 12. Edmond Tapsoba (DC)
  • 13. Arthur (DR)
  • 20. Alejandro Grimaldo (DML)
  • 24. Timothy Fosu-Mensah (DR)
  • 31. Madi Monamay (DC)

Midfielders

  • 7. Jonas Hofmann (AMR)
  • 8. Robert Andrich (DMC)
  • 10. Florian Wirtz (AMC)
  • 18. Noah Mbamba (DMC)
  • 25. Ezequiel Palacios (MC)
  • 30. Jeremie Frimpong (DMR)
  • 32. Gustavo Puerta (MC)
  • 34. Granit Xhaka (DMC)
  • 47. Ayman Aourir (AMC)

Attackers

  • 9. Borja Iglesias (AC)
  • 14. Patrick Schick (AC)
  • 19. Nathan Tella (AMR)
  • 21. Amine Adli (AML)
  • 22. Victor Boniface (AC)
  • 23. Adam Hlozek (AC)

Manager

  • Xabi Alonso

Bayer Leverkusen Probable Starting XI

  • Formation: 3-4-2-1

Xaib Alonso has switched between this formation and an adapted 4-3-3 formation at times this season, but he will likely match Atalanta’s 3-4-2-1 system for the 2024 Europa League Final.

Matej Kovar will continue in goal over Lukas Hradecky as he has in European competition all season, while it remains to be seen who Alonso goes for in the more attacking positions. The Spaniard faces key decisions about who to pick in the central midfield and attacking positions in particular. One possible selection could be as follows:

  • GK – 17. Matej Kovar
  • DMR – 30. Jeremie Frimpong
  • DML – 20. Alex Grimaldo
  • DC – 4. Jonathan Tah
  • DC – 3. Piero Hincapie
  • DC – 12. Edmond Tapsoba
  • MC – 34. Granit Xhaka
  • MC – 25. Exequiel Palacios
  • AMC – 10. Florian Wirtz
  • AMC – 21. Amine Adli
  • AC – 22. Victor Boniface

How Did Both Teams Reach The 2024 Europa League Final?

2024 Europa League Final

Atalanta’s Road to Dublin

Europa League Group Stage – Group D Results

  • V Rakow Czestochowa – W 2-0 – De Ketelaere (49), Ederson (66)
  • V Sporting Lisbon (A) – W 2-1 – Scalvini (33), Ruggeri (43)
  • V Sturm Graz (A) – D 2-2 – Muriel (34. 45+7)
  • V Sturm Graz (H) – W 1-0 – Djimsiti (50)
  • V Sporting Lisbon (H) – D 1-1 – Scamacca (23)
  • V Rakow Czestochowa (A) – W 4-0 – Muriel (14,72), Bonfanti (26), De Ketelaere (90+2)

Group Stage – Group D Table

  1. Atalanta – 14pts
  2. Sporting – 11pts
  3. Sturm Graz – 4 pts
  4. Rakow Czestochowa – 4pts

Playoff Round

  • Qualified directly to the Round of 16 by winning their group.

Round of 16

  • V Sporting Lisbon (A) – D 1-1 – Scamacca (39)
  • V Sporting Lisbon (H) – W 2-1 (3-2) – Lookman (46), Scamacca (59)

Quarter-Finals

  • V Liverpool (A) – W 3-0 – Scamacca (38,60), Pasalic (83)
  • V Liverpool (H) – L 0-1 (3-1)

Semi-Finals

  • V Marseille (A) – D 1-1 – Scamacca (11)
  • V Marseille (H) – W 3-0 (4-1) – Lookman (30), Ruggeri (52), Toure (90+4)

Bayer Leverkusen’s Road to Dublin

Europa League Group Stage – Group H Results

  • V BK Hacken (H) – W 4-0 – Wirtz (10), Adli (16), Boniface (66), Hofmann (70)
  • V Molde (A) – W 2-1 – Frimpong (14), Tella (18)
  • V Qarabag (H) – W 5-1 – Wirtz (4), Grimaldo (29,54), Boniface (35), Tapsoba (57)
  • V Qarabag (A) – W 1-0 – Boniface (90+4)
  • V BK Hacken (A) – W 2-0 – Boniface (14), Schick (74)
  • V Molde (H) – W 5-1 – Schick (6), Tapsoba (22), Ellingsen (25 og), Hlozek (60,70)

Group Stage – Group H Table

  1. Bayer Leverkusen – 18 pts
  2. Qarabag FK – 10 pts
  3. Molde – 7 pts
  4. BK Hacken – 0 pts

Playoff Round

  • Qualified directly to the Round of 16 by winning their group.

Round of 16

  • V Qarabag (A) – D 2-2 – Wirtz (70), Schick (90+2)
  • V Qarabag (H) – W 3-2 (5-4) – Frimpong (72), Schick (90+3, 90+7)

Quarter-Finals

  • V West Ham (H) – W 2-0 – Hofmann (83), Boniface (90+1)
  • V West Ham (A) – D 1-1 (3-1) – Frimpong (89)

Semi-Finals

  • V AS Roma (A) – W 2-0 – Wirtz (28), Andrich (73)
  • V AS Roma (H) – D 2-2 (4-2) – Mancini (82 og), Stanisic (90+7)

Bet365’s Latest Betting Odds for the 2024 Europa League Final

Full Time Result Market Odds

  • Atlanta to win – 4.33
  • Draw – 3.75
  • Bayer Leverkusen to win – 1.80

To Lift the Trophy Odds

  • Atalanta – 3.00
  • Bayer Leverkusen – 1.40

2024 Europa League Final Betting Picks

Having reviewed what both Atalanta and Bayer Leverkusen bring to the table in the 2024 Europa League Final, here’s my selection of tips.

Remember odds available were correct at the time of writing with bet365 Sport.

  • Result & BTTS – Bayer Leverkusen and Yes – 3.35
  • HT/FT – Draw – Bayer Leverkusen – 4/75
  • Correct Score – Atalanta 2-3 Bayer Leverkusen – 26.00

The 2024 Europa League Final will be shown live on subscription channel TNT Sport, so remember to tune in on the 22nd May to catch all the action!