Liverpool’s and Villareal’s quest for a spot in the 2022 Champions League Final begins on Wednesday when the LaLiga squad heads to Anfield to take on the Reds. Pool is a big time favorite on the handicap and moneyline. Will Liverpool show why they’re a chalk to win it all? Or will Villareal prove they weren’t lucky when knocking out Bayern in the quarters? Keep reading for Champions League odds, analysis, and a free pick for Liverpool versus Villareal.

Villareal FC v Liverpool Betting Odds | UCL Semifinals – 1st Leg Match Analysis

Villareal at Liverpool – UEFA Champions League Betting Info

  • When: Wednesday, April 27 at 3:00 pm ET
  • Where: Anfield, Liverpool, England   

Why Villareal is a good bet versus Liverpool

Villareal is on a roll. The LaLiga squad has won 3 with a couple of draws in their last 5. One of the draws happened versus Bayern. The draw is why Bayern isn’t in this year’s semifinals. Since drawing with Munich, Villareal has beaten Getafe 2-1 and Valencia 2-0. The Primera Division team has what it takes to hang with a quality squad like Liverpool. 

Villareal Last 5

  • W – 2-0 vs. Valencia
  • W – 1-2 vs. Getafe
  • D – 1-1 vs. Bayern Munich
  • D – 1-1 vs. Athletic Club
  • W – 1-0 vs. Bayern Munich

Villareal Predicted Starting Lineup

  • Rulli
  • Torres
  • Albiol
  • Estupinan
  • Foyth
  • Iborra
  • Parejo
  • Moreno
  • Pino
  • Dia
  • Aurier

Why Liverpool is a good bet versus Villareal

Few teams have played as well in recent weeks as Liverpool. The Reds are dominating both in the English Premier and in the Champions League. Pool’s 4-0 win over Man United and 2-0 win against Everton in their last couple tells us all we must know about how well the team is playing. Liverpool looked like the squad to beat to take the Champions League. Since this happens on their pitch, the Reds won’t give Villareal a chance to take a breath. 

Liverpool Last 5

  • W – 2-0 vs. Everton
  • W – 4-0 vs. Manchester United
  • W – 2-3 vs. Manchester City
  • D – 3-3 vs. Benfica
  • D – 2-2 vs. Manchester City 

Liverpool Predicted Starting Lineup

  • Alisson
  • van Djik
  • Matip
  • Robertson
  • Alexander-Arnold
  • Fabinho
  • Elliott
  • Firmino
  • Salah
  • Diaz
  • Joto

Final Betting Analysis: Villareal at Liverpool

Villareal is a good soccer club. The team won last season’s Europa League. Coach and manager Unai Emery is as solid as it gets. He knows how to prepare his team to beat more classy opponents.

So we shouldn’t expect Villareal to lie down in this match. But although Villareal is a good soccer club, Liverpool might be the best soccer team on the planet.

Pool not only dominated Man United in their last 5, but they also drew with Man City at Etihad Stadium and beat the Citizens in an FA Cup Semifinal. 

Liverpool is rolling in every way imaginable. Every player on the team is in excellent form. We shouldn’t expect much from Villareal and we should expect a ton from Liverpool.

Pool exposes Villareal for what they are, a very good soccer team, but not Champions League Finals material. Liverpool wins this by at least 2 goals. 

Champions League Pick: Liverpool -1 ½  



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