Liverpool – Villarreal: prediction for the Champions League match
This season, Liverpool showed their best result in the group stage, where the team won all the matches, which was a record for the clubs from England. At the first stage of the playoffs, the Merseysiders, not without difficulty, dealt with the difficult Inter, which they beat with a total score of 2:1 in the sum of two meetings.
The second stage was also not easy – after the away success with Benfica (3:1), the home match brought an enchanting performance and a victory for the Reds with a score of 6:4 on aggregate.
Last winter, today’s hosts won the first trophy of the season – in a series of 11-meter kicks, the team beat Chelsea, which brought the English League Cup to the collection. In the Premier League championship on account of Jurgen Klopp’s wards, after 33 rounds, 24 successful matches and seven draws, which brought 79 points and second place in the standings. It is impossible not to note the best indicator of the team in the league in terms of the quality of the attack, which scored 85 times. In the last two rounds, the Reds beat Manchester United (4:0) and Everton (2:0).
Find out more football predictions as we always choose the most exciting matches for your attention. Only after winning the last round of the group stage did Villarreal manage to cling to a place in the playoffs – the team beat Atalanta, which brought them the second position in the Champions League group stage. In the first spring confrontation, the Yellow Submarine managed to beat the Italian Juventus, after which the Valencians left Bayern Munich out of work, for which few would have predicted.
Not so successful was the start in the Spanish Cup, where the wards of Unai Emery could not get past the modest Gijón, which represents the second most important division of the country. In the Primera tournament, after 33 rounds, the guests have 14 victories and ten peaceful outcomes, which corresponds to 52 points and the seventh position in the standings. In the last two rounds, the team beat Getafe (2:1) and Valencia (2:0) in turn.
In this match, we are waiting for the total advantage of the hosts, who are more powerful in terms of squad quality. Moreover, they will take the field with serious support from the stands, which can become additional motivation. Villarreal has produced some successful matches, while the Valencians lack stability, which is sometimes crucial. We expect that the Reds will be able to extend the series of three victories in a row, and at the same time, they will cope with the task confidently at the expense of the class. Our prediction is a handicap (-1.5) for Liverpool, which can be taken with a coefficient of 1.89.
We assume that Jurgen Klopp’s wards will take the ball under their full control from the first seconds. Villarreal will try to contain the onslaught of the enemy, while we expect a confident success from the leader with a comfortable score difference. Moreover, in 2 of the last four away matches, the Yellow Submarine lost with a difference of at least two goals. So, the second bet is Liverpool’s win by two goals for the odds of 4.20. To win more with huge bonuses, higher odds, and without risks – visit our betting sites rankings page. A fresh review of the most reliable offers for Indian bettors will be helpful for you.