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Villarreal vs Bayern Munich betting tips: Champions League quarter-final first leg preview, predictions and odds

Villarreal vs Bayern Munich betting tips: Champions League quarter-final first leg preview, predictions and odds
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Goretzka, Leon
Roca, Marc
Foyth, Juan
Aurier, Serge
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Danjuma, Arnaut
Chukwueze, Samuel
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Estupinan, Pervis
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Pavard, Benjamin
Sule, Niklas
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Gnabry, Serge
Sane, Leroy
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Muller, Thomas
Goretzka, Leon
Coquelin, Francis
Pedraza, Alfonso
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Danjuma, Arnaut
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Villarreal have only lost one of six European home games against German opposition, but that sole defeat came at the hands of Bayern. The visitors meanwhile are unbeaten in 22 Champions League away fixtures, winning 17, a competition record.

Bayern Munich to win and over 2.5 goals is 5/4.

Bayern Munich to win and both teams to score is 2/1.

Robert Lewandowski has scored 40 goals in his last 32 Champions League appearances, including two hat-tricks this season. He is 9/4 to break the deadlock, 8/15 to score anytime and 21/10 to score two or more.

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Villarreal vs Bayern Munich betting tips: Champions League quarter-final first leg preview, predictions and odds

MUNICH, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 06: Joshua Kimmich of FC Bayern München looks on during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern München and Sport-Club Freiburg at Allianz Arena on November 06, 2021 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

This is Villarreal’s first Champions League quarter-final appearance for 13 years while, in contrast, Bayern are competing at this stage for the tenth time in just 11 seasons.

History certainly favours the German club in this particular tie, as does current form and everything else for that matter.

Julian Nagelsmann’s team have been imperious in this competition so far, winning all six group games, scoring 22 times and conceding just three.

However, in the round of 16, they appeared to be in trouble, needing Kingsley Coman’s last-gasp equaliser to snatch a draw against RB Salzburg.

Nevertheless, in the return leg at home, all nerves were settled when Robert Lewandowski bagged a hat-trick inside the opening 23 minutes.

Serge Gnabry, Thomas Müller and Leroy Sané were all also on target at Allianz Arena as Bayern demolished the Austrian champions 7-1.

The Bavarian giants won this trophy for the sixth time in 2020, before crashing out at this stage to Paris Saint-Germain 12 months ago.

Domestically, Saturday’s 4-1 drubbing of Freiburg leaves them nine points clear at the top of the Bundesliga, so their full focus is on Europe.

Villarreal meanwhile won their first-ever major trophy last season, beating Manchester United on penalties in the Europa League Final.

This was just as well because el Submarino Amarillo had finished seventh in La Liga, so needed that triumph to secure a Champions League return.

Nevertheless, Unai Emery’s men have grasped the opportunity, finishing second in Group F thanks to a matchday six victory over Atalanta in Bergamo.

They were then drawn against Italian opposition again, but were big underdogs to advance after only drawing 1-1 with Juventus on home turf.

Three weeks later though, Villarreal scored thrice in the final 12 minutes to leave Turin with a famous, and improbable, 3-0 victory.

Gerard Moreno and Arnaut Danjuma both converted penalties with Pau Torres heading home in-between.

In La Liga, Villarreal were beaten 2-0 by bottom of the table Levante on Saturday, meaning they’ve now lost three of their last four outings.

This leaves el Submarino Amarillo seventh, a massive 12 points below the top four positions.

Bayern Munich should cruise to victory at Estadio de la Cerámica, in a tie that could turn out to be a huge mismatch.

Villarreal team news

Villarreal vs Bayern Munich betting tips: Champions League quarter-final first leg preview, predictions and odds

BERGAMO, ITALY – DECEMBER 09: Arnaut Danjuma of Villarreal celebrates his second goal with his team-mate Alberto Moreno (R) during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Atalanta and Villarreal at Gewiss Stadium on December 09, 2021 in Bergamo, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

The last time Bayern Munich lost a Champions League away game was in September 2017, a 3-0 hammering at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain.

Unai Emery was the Head Coach of PSG that night so will be hoping to mastermind another victory over the Bavarians.

First-choice left-back Alberto Moreno is currently injured, meaning Pervis Estupiñán is likely to deputise.

On the other side, the choice is between two ex-Tottenham players with Juan Foyth getting the nod over the less defensively secure Serge Aurier.

Dani Parejo will continue to orchestrate from midfield; he and goalkeeper Gerónimo Rulli are one booking away from missing the second leg.

Gerard Moreno made his return following a calf injury in Turin, starting for the first time since 16 January at the weekend.

This is a major boost and he’ll partner this season’s top-scorer Arnaut Danjuma, who’s got five in the Champions League, in attack.

Bayern Munich team news

Villarreal vs Bayern Munich betting tips: Champions League quarter-final first leg preview, predictions and odds

MUNICH, GERMANY – DECEMBER 17: Alphonso Davies of FC Bayern München runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern München and VfL Wolfsburg at Allianz Arena on December 17, 2021 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich are still without Canadian superstar Alphonso Davies who hasn’t played since mid-December due to a suspected heart condition.

So, Lucas Hernández will continue at left-back, but he has to be careful as a yellow card would rule him out of the second leg next Tuesday.

Julian Nagelsmann has tried some outlandish, and possibly crazy, formations this season, including a sort of 3-2-3-2 in Salzburg.

However-many defenders he goes with, it’ll be interesting to see if Dayot Upamecano, who’s been out of favour, is in the XI.

The reason the team was so attacking is because it featured Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry as wing-backs, with more emphasis on the wing than the back aspect.

A major boost is the return to full-fitness of Leon Goretzka as the midfield anchor, alongside Joshua Kimmich.

Robert Lewandowski will lead the line, looking to add to his 51 goals for club and country this season.

Villarreal CF vs Bayern Munich form
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Villarreal CF vs Real Sociedad San Sebastian - 1:2
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Rayo Vallecano vs Villarreal CF - 1:5
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Villarreal CF vs Sevilla FC - 1:1
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Villarreal CF vs Liverpool FC - 2:3
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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VfL Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich - 2:2
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Bayern Munich vs VfB Stuttgart - 2:2
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FSV Mainz vs Bayern Munich - 3:1
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Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund - 3:1
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Arminia Bielefeld vs Bayern Munich - 0:3
Last 5 games for Villarreal CF
May 22, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 FC Barcelona 0  - 2 Villarreal CF
May 15, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Villarreal CF 1  - 2 Real Sociedad San Sebastian
May 12, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Rayo Vallecano 1  - 5 Villarreal CF
May 8, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Villarreal CF 1  - 1 Sevilla FC
May 3, 2022 UEFA Champions League 21/22 Villarreal CF 2  - 3 Liverpool FC
Last 5 games for Bayern Munich
May 14, 2022 Bundesliga 21/22 VfL Wolfsburg 2  - 2 Bayern Munich
May 8, 2022 Bundesliga 21/22 Bayern Munich 2  - 2 VfB Stuttgart
April 30, 2022 Bundesliga 21/22 FSV Mainz 3  - 1 Bayern Munich
April 23, 2022 Bundesliga 21/22 Bayern Munich 3  - 1 Borussia Dortmund
April 17, 2022 Bundesliga 21/22 Arminia Bielefeld 0  - 3 Bayern Munich
Villarreal CF vs Bayern Munich UEFA Champions League 21/22 form
Villarreal CF Bayern Munich
14 Matches played 12
5 Matches won 7
108 Goal attempts 185
47 Shots on goal 78
39 Shots off goal 62
41 Corner kicks 57
41% Average ball possession 51%
22 Shots blocked 45
26 Cards given 12
166 Free kicks 116
17 Offsides 28
2 Shots on post 0
7 Shots on bar 4
17 Goals by foot 27
3 Goals by head 3
20 Goals scored 31
16 Goals conceded 7
Villarreal CF vs Bayern Munich statistics for most recent head to head matches
Villarreal CF Bayern Munich
4 Matches 4
2 Home Matches 2
2 Away Matches 2
3 Total Goals 6
0.75 Average Goals Scored 1.5
1 Wins 2
2 Losses 1
1 Draws 1
Last 5 games & match results between Villarreal CF and Bayern Munich
April 12, 2022 UEFA Champions League 21/22 Bayern Munich 1  - 1 Villarreal CF
April 6, 2022 UEFA Champions League 21/22 Villarreal CF 1  - 0 Bayern Munich
November 22, 2011 Champions League 11/12 Bayern Munich 3  - 1 Villarreal CF
September 14, 2011 Champions League 11/12 Villarreal CF 0  - 2 Bayern Munich

La Liga table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 CA Osasuna 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Villarreal CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Rayo Vallecano 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Athletic Bilbao 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Real Sociedad San Sebastian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Valencia CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 FC Barcelona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 RC Celta de Vigo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Espanyol Barcelona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 RCD Mallorca 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Real Valladolid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Real Madrid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Real Betis Seville 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Sevilla FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Atletico Madrid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Getafe CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Cadiz CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 UD Almeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Elche CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Girona FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last updated: 1 min ago

Bundesliga table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 1. FC Cologne 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Bayer Leverkusen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Bayern Munich 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Borussia Dortmund 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Borussia Monchengladbach 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Eintracht Frankfurt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 FC Augsburg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 FSV Mainz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Hertha BSC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 RB Leipzig 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 SC Freiburg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Schalke 04 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 TSG Hoffenheim 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Union Berlin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 VfB Stuttgart 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 VfL Bochum 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 VfL Wolfsburg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Werder Bremen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last updated: 1 min ago

What time is kick off between Villarreal CF vs Bayern Munich?

19:00, Wednesday 06 April 2022

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