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Villarreal vs Liverpool betting tips: Champions League semi-final second leg preview, predictions and odds

Villarreal vs Liverpool betting tips: Champions League semi-final second leg preview, predictions and odds
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Henderson, Jordan
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Alcacer, Paco
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Lo Celso, Giovani
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Albiol, Raul
Aurier, Serge
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Moreno, Gerard
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Pedraza, Alfonso
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First leg score: Liverpool 2-0 Villarreal

Liverpool have won all five Champions League away games this season. The Reds have progressed through nine of their last ten European Cup semi-final ties. They’ve won 32 of 37 ties when winning the first leg at home, progressing through all eight when claiming a 2-0 first leg victory at Anfield. 

Villarreal have never beaten English opposition in the Champions League in 13 attempts (excluding qualifiers). Only once before have the Yellow Submarine beaten a Premier League side by more than one goal, a 2-0 UEFA Cup victory over Middlesbrough in 2004. Villarreal have actually won three of seven European ties when losing the first leg away. 

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Liverpool to win and both teams to score is 9/4.

Mohamed Salah has scored 33 goals in 54 Champions League appearances for Liverpool. He is 15/4 to break the deadlock and 1/1 to score anytime.

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Villarreal vs Liverpool betting tips: Champions League semi-final second leg preview, predictions and odds

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 13: Luis Díaz of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Leg Two match between Liverpool FC and SL Benfica at Anfield on April 13, 2022 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

After last Wednesday night’s first leg at Anfield, Liverpool are firmly in control of this tie.

It actually took until seven minutes into the second half for the Reds to make the breakthrough.

Jordan Henderson’s cross whipped off Pervis Estupiñán and into the far corner, flying over the stranded Gerónimo Rulli.

Then, mere moments later, it was 2-0 with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané combining with the Senegalese cooly slotting home.

Villarreal had just one shot all night and, in truth, Jürgen Klopp’s side could’ve won by more, but 2-0 could still prove to be an unassailable lead.

Will the six-times European champions finishing the job at El Madrigal, thereby reaching their tenth European Cup Final.

As has been well documented, Liverpool could end the season with an unprecedented quadruple, given that the Carabao Cup is already in the bag.

On Saturday, Naby Keïta’s early goal was enough to see the Reds beat Newcastle United 1-0 at St James’ Park.

This means they remain one points behind Manchester City in the Premier League, and with an FA Cup Final against Chelsea to come in 11 days time.

Already in this season’s Champions League, the Reds have beaten A.C. Milan, Porto, Atlético Madrid and then Inter and Benfica in the knockout phase.

Liverpool haven’t lost any game by two or more goals for 13 months, since a 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Valdebebas in last season’s quarter-finals.

If they preserve that record, they’ll be heading to Paris for this season’s final, the city where they beat Real Madrid to win a third European Cup in 1981.

But don’t count out Villarreal just yet as they’ve already upset the odds just to get this far.

El Submarino Amarillo saw off Juventus in the last 16 before ousting Bayern in the quarters, winning 3-0 in Turin before an equally memorable 1-1 draw in Munich.

So, last season’s Europa League winners are competing in their first Champions League semi-final since bowing out to Arsenal at this stage in 2006.

Despite their astonishing run, Unai Emery’s side are in danger of not featuring in any UEFA competition next season.

Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at relegation-threatened Deportivo Alavés means they’re still seventh in La Liga, just one point above in form Athletic Club.

Here, can Villarreal produce an unlikely remontada or will Liverpool be celebrating at Estadio de la Cerámica?

Villarreal team news

Villarreal vs Liverpool betting tips: Champions League semi-final second 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 CF at Gewiss Stadium on December 09, 2021 in Bergamo, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

As was the case around the two legs against Bayern Munich, Unai Emery rotated heavily for the La Liga fixture in-between.

So, this side will look a lot more like the one that started at Anfield last Wednesday.

Centre-back Pau Torres and controlling midfielder Dani Parejo are the only two players highly likely to start all three games in the last week.

Samu Chukwueze could be a third; he was the surprise inclusion in the first leg and could keep his place if Gerard Moreno isn’t fit.

Without Gerard, who’s season has been blighted by injury, Arnaut Danjuma is the main goal threat, having already scored six in the Champions League.

Other former Premier League players Juan Foyth, Étienne Capoue, Francis Coquelin and Giovani Lo Celso will all start.

Pervis Estupiñán will keep his place at left-back because former Liverpool man Alberto Moreno is out with a long-term cruciate ligament injury.

Liverpool team news

Villarreal vs Liverpool betting tips: Champions League semi-final second leg preview, predictions and odds

STADIO GIUSEPPE MEAZZA, MILANO, ITALY – 2022/02/16: Thiago Alcântara of Liverpool Fc looks on during the Uefa Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Fc Internazionale and Liverpool Fc . Liverpool Fc wins 2-0 over Fc Internazionale. (Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Jürgen Klopp rotated a bit for Saturday’s game in Newcastle with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Thiago, Fabinho and Mohamed Salah all left on the bench.

All four are likely to return, as is Ibrahima Konaté at centre-back.

The Frenchman has started six of the last seven Champions League games, scoring home and away against Benfica, despite only starting eight of 35 league matches.

With Konaté and Alexander-Arnold returning, Joël Matip and Joe Gomez will drop back out again.

In attack, Salah, first leg scorer Sadio Mané and Luis Díaz appear to be Klopp’s first choice trio.

Thus, Diogo Jota could be back on the bench, alongside Divock Origi, with Roberto Firmino currently out due to a foot injury.

The Reds only previous visit to El Madrigal came for a Europa League semi-final in 2016, losing 1-0 before winning 3-0 back at home.

Firmino and James Milner are the only players in that night’s squad who are still at the club.

Villarreal CF vs Liverpool FC 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
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Deportivo Alaves vs Villarreal CF - 2:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Southampton FC vs Liverpool FC - 1:2
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Chelsea FC vs Liverpool FC - 0:0
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Aston Villa vs Liverpool FC - 1:2
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Liverpool FC vs Tottenham Hotspur - 1:1
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Villarreal CF vs Liverpool FC - 2:3
Last 5 games for 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
April 30, 2022 LaLiga 21/22 Deportivo Alaves 2  - 1 Villarreal CF
Last 5 games for Liverpool FC
May 17, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Southampton FC 1  - 2 Liverpool FC
May 14, 2022 FA Cup 21/22 Chelsea FC 0  - 0 Liverpool FC
May 10, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Aston Villa 1  - 2 Liverpool FC
May 7, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Liverpool FC 1  - 1 Tottenham Hotspur
May 3, 2022 UEFA Champions League 21/22 Villarreal CF 2  - 3 Liverpool FC
Villarreal CF vs Liverpool FC UEFA Champions League 21/22 form
Villarreal CF Liverpool FC
14 Matches played 14
5 Matches won 10
108 Goal attempts 183
47 Shots on goal 75
39 Shots off goal 64
41 Corner kicks 86
41% Average ball possession 51%
22 Shots blocked 44
26 Cards given 14
166 Free kicks 163
17 Offsides 25
2 Shots on post 1
7 Shots on bar 5
17 Goals by foot 22
3 Goals by head 6
20 Goals scored 30
16 Goals conceded 13
Villarreal CF vs Liverpool FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Villarreal CF Liverpool FC
4 Matches 4
2 Home Matches 2
2 Away Matches 2
3 Total Goals 8
0.75 Average Goals Scored 2
1 Wins 3
3 Losses 1
0 Draws 0
Last 5 games & match results between Villarreal CF and Liverpool FC
May 3, 2022 UEFA Champions League 21/22 Villarreal CF 2  - 3 Liverpool FC
April 27, 2022 UEFA Champions League 21/22 Liverpool FC 2  - 0 Villarreal CF
May 5, 2016 UEFA Europa League 15/16 Liverpool FC 3  - 0 Villarreal CF
April 28, 2016 UEFA Europa League 15/16 Villarreal CF 1  - 0 Liverpool FC

La Liga table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Real Madrid 37 26 7 4 80 31 49 85
2 FC Barcelona 37 21 10 6 68 36 32 73
3 Atletico Madrid 37 20 8 9 63 42 21 68
4 Sevilla FC 37 17 16 4 52 30 22 67
5 Real Betis Seville 37 19 7 11 62 40 22 64
6 Real Sociedad San Sebastian 37 17 11 9 39 35 4 62
7 Villarreal CF 37 15 11 11 61 37 24 56
8 Athletic Bilbao 37 14 13 10 43 35 8 55
9 CA Osasuna 37 12 11 14 37 49 -12 47
10 RC Celta de Vigo 37 12 10 15 43 41 2 46
11 Valencia CF 37 10 15 12 46 53 -7 45
12 Rayo Vallecano 37 11 9 17 37 46 -9 42
13 Espanyol Barcelona 37 10 11 16 40 53 -13 41
14 Getafe CF 37 8 15 14 32 38 -6 39
15 Elche CF 37 10 9 18 37 51 -14 39
16 Granada CF 37 8 13 16 44 61 -17 37
17 RCD Mallorca 37 9 9 19 34 63 -29 36
18 Cadiz CF 37 7 15 15 34 51 -17 36
19 Levante UD 37 7 11 19 47 74 -27 32
20 Deportivo Alaves 37 8 7 22 31 64 -33 31
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Premier League table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Manchester City 37 28 6 3 96 24 72 90
2 Liverpool FC 37 27 8 2 91 25 66 89
3 Chelsea FC 36 20 10 6 73 31 42 70
4 Tottenham Hotspur 37 21 5 11 64 40 24 68
5 Arsenal FC 37 21 3 13 56 47 9 66
6 Manchester United 37 16 10 11 57 56 1 58
7 West Ham United 37 16 8 13 59 48 11 56
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 37 15 6 16 37 40 -3 51
9 Leicester City 36 13 9 14 57 57 0 48
10 Brighton & Hove Albion 37 11 15 11 39 43 -4 48
11 Brentford FC 37 13 7 17 47 54 -7 46
12 Newcastle United 37 12 10 15 42 61 -19 46
13 Crystal Palace 36 10 15 11 47 43 4 45
14 Aston Villa 36 13 5 18 49 50 -1 44
15 Southampton FC 37 9 13 15 42 63 -21 40
16 Everton FC 36 10 6 20 39 59 -20 36
17 Leeds United 37 8 11 18 40 78 -38 35
18 Burnley FC 36 7 13 16 32 50 -18 34
19 Watford FC 37 6 5 26 33 75 -42 23
20 Norwich City 37 5 7 25 23 79 -56 22
Last updated: 1 min ago

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What time is kick off between Villarreal CF vs Liverpool FC?

19:00, Tuesday 03 May 2022