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Liverpool vs Villarreal Match Preview, Where to Watch, Odds and Lineups. The Reds are favourites in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals

Ștefan Vasiliu
26 Apr 2022
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Liverpool will welcome Villarreal in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, from 21.00 CET, at Anfield. The Reds have never lost at home at this stage of UCL, while The Yellow Submarine will fight to qualify for the first time in the final.

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Best bets on Liverpool vs Villarreal

Experts from 1xBet see Liverpool as the favourites for the first leg with 1.32 odds to win at home. Villarreal has huge 10.50 odds to win on the road. A draw at Anfield will cost a solid 6.10.

Bet365 offers 1.64 for Total Over 3 and 2.31 for Total Under 3. Liverpool scored 25 goals in this UEFA Champions League season, while Villarreal scored 18 goals.

Also, Betway offers 2.06 for "both teams to score - yes" and 1.73 for "both teams to score - no".

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Where to Watch Liverpool vs Villarreal

The first leg Liverpool vs Villarreal will be televised on BT Sport 2. The broadcast from Anfield begins at 20.50 CET, ten minutes before the start of the match.

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Liverpool Form

Liverpool won 20 of the last 22 games played across all competitions. Inter is the only team who beat them in 2022, 1-0 in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League last-16.

However, the Reds failed to win at Anfield in this Champions League season's knockout rounds. Also, Jurgen Klopp's side won only seven of their 21 games against Spanish visitors. They suffered six defeats and eight games ended in a draw.

In 2016, Unai Emery beat Jurgen Klopp in the UEFA Europa League final. Emery was the coach of Sevilla at that time and his boys won 3-1.

Liverpool beat Villarreal 3-0 in their last duel at Anfield, in the same Europa League campaign.

The Reds are coming now after three consecutive derby wins: 3-2 vs Manchester City (FA Cup), 4-0 vs Manchester United and 2-0 vs Everton.

Villarreal Form

Villarreal will appear for the second time in UEFA Champions League semi-finals. Arsenal beat them in 2006.

Unai Emery's side eliminated Bayern and Juventus so far in this campaign. The Yellow Submarine will try to cause another major upset.

Villarreal are unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions: 1-0 vs Bayern, 1-1 vs Athletic Bilbao, 1-1 vs Bayern, 2-1 vs Getafe and 2-0 vs Valencia.

Coach Unai Emery is ready for this big game: "To achieve something, you have to do important things and beat the favourites. That game against Juventus gave us a lot of confidence. In the semi-finals, we will try to create circumstances so that we have our chances".

Liverpool vs Villarreal: possible lineups

  • Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson - Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson - Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago - Salah, Jota, Mane;
  • Villarreal (4-3-3): Rulli - Foyth, Albiol, Torres, Estupinan - Parejo, Capoue, Coquelin - Lo Celso, Alcacer, Danjuma;
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FAQs

Where to watch the match Liverpool vs Villarreal?
Liverpool vs Villarreal will be live at BT Sport 2.
Who is a favorite in the match Liverpool vs Villarreal?
Bookmakers see Liverpool as the favorite for this game.
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Octavian Vasilescu
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great!