Betting tips & odds comparison 27.04.2022 Liverpool FC - Villarreal CF
Betting Tip for matchday 1 of the 2021/2022 Champions League between Liverpool FC and Villarreal CF. The game will be played at Anfield (Liverpool, England) on 27.04.2022 at 21:00.
Giant killers Villarreal will be looking to continue their incredible odyssey in Europe when they travel to England to take on Liverpool in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Wednesday night.
Villarreal upset Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals while the Reds eased past Portuguese side Benfica in their tie to make it to the last four.
This should be an intriguing matchup and we will explore Bet365 and Betika betting options and prices for our Champions League betting tips today.
Liverpool are on a quest for domestic and continental glory as they target a historic quadruple, with the league cup already in the bag. They kept pace with Man City in the Premier League title race, as they won the Merseyside derby with goals from Robertson and Belgian forward Divock Origi.
The Premier League remains the only trophy that is not fully within their control but any slip up from Man City could see them take charge as they remain just a point behind with just 5 games left to play in the 2021-22 campaign.
Although they failed to win at Anfield in the last two rounds of this competition, against Benfica and Inter Milan, they had effectively killed these ties away in the first legs. We can expect a very different approach from Klopp now that they are starting off from home in this first leg of the semifinal.
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Unai Emery’s Villarreal side have proven to be a hard nut to crack in this competition. They have dispatched European heavyweights Juventus and Barcelona in the last two Champions League rounds. The triumph over Bayern in the last round came as a massive shocker as the German Champions were considered frontrunners to win it all.
They travel to Merseyside with an air of optimism, having gotten positive outcomes in their last four Champions League away trips, winning three of these last four since losing to Manchester United back in September. They have also seen some of this charm rubbing onto the domestic front with back to back wins over Getafe and Valencia in their last two La Liga matches.
This is a tough assignment for them but we do not expect them to fold here and they will once again set up to frustrate the hosts by all means possible.
- van Dijk
- COACH: Jurgen Klopp
- MISSING PLAYERS: Firmino (Foot)
- Lo Celso
- COACH: Unai Emery
- MISSING PLAYERS: G. Moreno (Hamstring), A. Moreno (Hamstring)
LIVERPOOL VS VILLARREAL PREDICTIONS
Villarrela are a well-oiled machine and they have proven to be very capable of going toe-to-toe with the big boys. Although they come to Anfield as massive underdogs, this will not be a walk in the park for Liverpool. We expect a particularly close start to the game with very few scoring opportunities availed either way. We are therefore going for Under 1.5 First Half Goals @ Betika with 1.55 as the first of our betting tips for today.
Having said that, Liverpool is expected to dominate possession here and put the visitors under extreme pressure. The Yellow Marine’s propensity to resist and play ultra-physical is likely to put them in a lot of awkward situations that could see them earn a few bookings here and there. Bet365 Bonus have them priced @ 2.10 to pick up at least 3 bookings in this game and we are rolling with this as our final tip for this game.