Liverpool vs Villarreal Football Prediction and Betting Odds

Liverpool vs Villarreal Football Prediction and Betting Odds
Liverpool vs Villarreal Football Prediction and Betting Odds: Villarreal will have home advantage when they take to Liverpool on Tuesday. However, the latest prediction for this game favours Liverpool over Villarreal.

Villarreal is set to host Liverpool for the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Semifinals on Tuesday, 3rd May. It was always going to be a mammoth task for Villarreal to escape a defeat in the first leg at Anfield.

However, the Yellow Submarine gave a good fight, especially in the first half. Estupinan’s own goal in the 53rd minute, followed by Mane’s goal just after 133 seconds put them on the backfoot. Emery’s men need to create a history in the next game by becoming only the second team to reach the finals after a two-goal deficit in leg 1. Interestingly, Liverpool is the only side to achieve this feat in 2018-19.

Jurgen Klopp’s men will aim to qualify for their 10th European Cup final by continuing their top performance against Villarreal at the El Madrigal Stadium on Tuesday. The last match was a test of patience for the Reds but they kept on dominating the opposition which eventually resulted in a 2-0 win. The team manager seemed pleased by his side’s performance. In the post-match conference, Klopp said:

“The way we played, the way we defended very well, the way we attacked very well. We had to score goals. It was clear we had to keep going.”

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Liverpool vs Villarreal Football Prediction and Betting Odds

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Liverpool vs Villarreal Football Prediction and Betting Odds: Recent Form

Villarreal surprised everyone with their performance in the last two knockout rounds of the Champions League. They defeated the top title contenders, Juventus, and Bayern Munich. Villarreal’s last match ended with a disappointing 1-2 defeat against Alaves in La Liga.

Liverpool has continued their dominance across all competitions as they have maintained an unbeaten streak of 10 matches. The Reds will be travelling to Spain after securing a 1-0 victory against Newcastle United in the last Premier League fixture.

Liverpool vs Villarreal Football Prediction and Betting Odds
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Villarreal vs Liverpool Prediction: Team Stats (All Competitions):

StatsVillarrealLiverpool
Matches5463
Goals per game1.812.35
Goals lost per game1.150.78
Clean Sheets1833
Ball Possession54.0062.72%

Liverpool vs Villarreal Football Prediction and Betting Odds: H2H

Matches: 3 | Liverpool: 2 | Villarreal: 1 | Draw: 0

Last Meeting: Liverpool defeated Villarreal with a score of 2-0 in the UEFA Champions League Semifinal Leg 1.

Villarreal vs Liverpool Prediction
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Villarreal vs Liverpool Prediction and Betting Odds: Predicted Lineup

Villarreal (4-4-2): Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Estupinan; Coquelin, Parejo, Capoue, Lo Celso; Moreno, Danjuma

Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson;  Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson;  Fabinho, Alcantara, Henderson; Salah, Mane, Diaz

Liverpool vs Villarreal Prediction and Betting Odds: Offensive and Defensive Stats (UEFA)

Forward:

The 25-year old Dutch footballer Arnaut Danjuma spearheads the attack for the Yellow Submarine. Danjuma has scored 6 goals in the current UEFA season at a scoring frequency of 151 minutes.

One of the top strikers of the current generation, Muhamed Salah leads the attack for the Reds. Salah has added 8 goals to his name so far at a scoring frequency of 104 minutes. Sadio Mane is another powerful striker who has scored 14 goals as of now with 9 big chances created for his side.

Midfield:

Dani Parejo is a key player for Villarreal in the midfield. Parejo has assisted in 3 goals this season, winning 63% of total dues. Giovani Lo Celso is another important midfielder who has played with a passing accuracy of 81% so far with 54% dribbling success.

Luis Diaz and Thiago Alcantara are some of the key midfielders for Liverpool. Diaz has scored thrice till now in the European Cup and he has played at an average of 1.5 key passes per game. Alcantara has played with high passing accuracy of 8% this season with 64% dribbling success.

Defence:

Villarreal’s defence panel comprises players like Pau Torres and Juan Foyth. Torres has been very good this season as he maintained an average of 4.9 clearances per match so far with 83% dribbling success. Foyth is having a good tackling average of 4.1 per game.

In the defence department, Liverpool relies on Trent Alexander-Arnold who has played with an average of 2.1 tackles per game in the UEFA. Virgil van Dijk is another consistent defender. He has played with a clearance average of 3.0 per match.

Liverpool vs Villarreal Football Prediction and Betting Odds: Predicted Winner

It needs a miraculous effort from Villarreal to nullify the 2 goals aggregate and secure a win in the next game. They will be backing their strong defence to frustrate the Reds. On the other hand, it should be an easy ask for Liverpool to dominate Villarreal again and seal their spot for the Finals.

All the prediction and betting platforms are giving a clear upper hand to Liverpool for the upcoming leg 2 of the Semifinals.

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