Villarreal vs. Liverpool 2022 Champions League Odds & Preview (May 3)

Liverpool heads to the Estadio de La Ceramica in Villarreal, Spain on Tuesday hoping to close the door on their Champions League Semifinal opponent. In the first leg, it took Pool an entire half to get it going. Once Liverpool did, the Reds dominated, blasting Villareal 2-0. Will Villareal pick up their game on their pitch? Or is the Premier League power destined to roll into the Champions League Final?

Check out the latest Champions League odds, analysis, and a free pick for Villarreal vs. Liverpool.

Villarreal vs. Liverpool 2022 Champions League Semifinals Info

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Why is Villarreal a safe bet to win?

The LaLiga team knows they should have escaped Anfield with a 1-goal loss at the most. The Estupinan deflection goal was bad luck. Mane is one of the best players in the world. There was nothing Villarreal could do about Sadio’s goal. If it had just been Mane’s goal, Villareal would have been happy.

Unfortunately, it was more than that. So Villareal is in a 2-goal hole. As always, we should expect Villareal to rally. It won’t be enough to win on the aggregate, but it could be enough to take the second leg straight up.

Possible Line-Up

  • Rulli
  • Aurier
  • Albiol
  • Torres
  • Estupinan
  • Chukwueze
  • Capoue
  • Parejo
  • Trigueros
  • Moreno
  • Danjuma

Villarreal’s Last 5

  • Loss – 2-1 vs. Alaves
  • Loss – 2-0 vs. Liverpool
  • Win – 2-0 vs. Valencia
  • Win – 1-2 vs. Getafe
  • Draw – 1-1 vs. Bayern Munich

Why is Liverpool a safe bet to win?

Reds fans had to have been frustrated. For an entire half, 45 minutes plus added time, Liverpool dominated the flow of the match. But Pool couldn’t kick the soccer ball into the net. Then in the second half, Liverpool quickly scored after Villareal player Pervis Estupinan accidently made an own goal.

Estupinan didn’t mean to deflect a Liverpool shot. Estupinan’s deflection was just enough for the ball to sail above Villarreal goalie Geronimo Rulli’s outstretched arm. Two minutes later Sadio Mane scored, putting Liverpool up 2-0. Now that Liverpool knows how to break down Villarreal’s defense, they will keep it going in the second leg.

Possible Line-Up

  • Alisson
  • Alexander-Arnold
  • Konate
  • Van Dijk
  • Robertson
  • Thiago
  • Fabinho
  • Henderson
  • Salah
  • Jota
  • Diaz

Liverpool’s Last 5

  • Win – 0-1 vs. Newcastle United
  • Win – 2-0 vs. Villareal
  • Win – 2-0 vs. Everton
  • Win – 4-0 vs. Manchester United
  • Win – 2-3 vs. Manchester City

Villarreal vs. Liverpool Betting Prediction

Villarreal is a solid soccer club. But in the first match, it was apparent that the LaLiga team is up against it versus Liverpool. The Reds are playing like the best soccer club on the planet. After dominating Villareal 2-0, Pool beat a scorching Newcastle United side 1-0.

Liverpool is on a mission. Although they’ve got a huge lead Jurgen Klopp’s team won’t let up on Tuesday. Pool will dominate possession, they had possession 73% compared to 27% for Villareal in the first leg, and score at last 2 goals again. Liverpool -.75 -112 is the play. The Reds win by 2 and then march into the Champions League Final the favorite to take home the CL trophy.

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