The prediction of Liverpool and Villarreal comes before the match of the semi-finals of the Champions League. This game will be played on April 27th, at Anfield, England. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Liverpool vs Villarreal Match Preview and Team News
Liverpool registered yet another impressive performance, beating Everton 2-0 in the Merseyside Derby, perfect prep for their home game in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals against Villarreal. It was the third straight win and the ninth time in 10 matches that they scored two or more goals. They were made to work for this win, with two second-half goals, and it may well be a precursor for what to expect against the Spaniards – a defensive strategy. In their 10 Champions League matches this season, Liverpool has managed eight wins, a loss, and a draw, but there have been jitters in their recent games in this competition. Naby Keita has excellent ball control, he can play in several positions, and every team needs such a player. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain plays excellently, he is fast in the one-on-one game, and he is unstoppable.
Villarreal has gone on a more stable run lately and will carry their giant-killing instincts to Anfield for this game. They are coming from a 2-0 win over Valencia, and they will have the benefit of an extended rest, having last played on the 19th, four days before Liverpool played Everton. With this extra rest, the Spaniards will hope counts are coming into this game. They haven’t lost in the last five matches and scored in each of them, with Arnaut Groeneveld a key man in their previous five games, having scored three times. Villarreal eliminated Bayern Munich and Juventus in the last two rounds. They go into this game as the weakest of all the semifinalists, but it is the magnitude of their performance in the previous two rounds that will drive them here. Midfielder Moi Gomez has found the right role in the team, he is moving great, and many say that he is the new Santi Cazorla. Gerard Moreno is a great player, he creates a lot of problems for his opponents, and the greatest virtue of this guy is speed.
Liverpool vs Villarreal Predicted Lineups
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago, Salah, Mane, Diaz.
Villarreal: Rulli, Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Estupinan, Parejo, Capoue, Coquelin, Lo Celso, Danjuma, Moreno.
Liverpool vs Villarreal Betting Tips and Predictions
Liverpool is a big favorite in this match, and they are expected to solve the question of the winner at halftime. We don’t think Villarreal is capable of stunning the Reds.
The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. We hope that football fans will enjoy this match.
Liverpool to win HT-FT @ 1.55
Over 2.5 FT @ 1.75
Correct score 3:1 @ 11.00