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If there was one team that Liverpool would have wanted to face in the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League 2021-22 season then that was Villareal. No offense to the Spanish outfit but it is by far the weakest of the four semi-finalist teams and will go into this match as the overwhelming underdog.
All of the best football betting sites are also offering odds to reflect this and at the time of this writing, odds on Villareal to win are offering almost 12x returns. So does this mean that the match is a foregone conclusion? Well, Villareal dispatched Juventus and Bayern Munich in the previous two rounds and certainly deserves its place in the semi-final.
It is not going to be easy for Liverpool to dominate this game as everyone expects it to although it is probably the stronger team in the competition. We had a goal-fest when Manchester City played Real Madrid but it is unlikely to down the same way this time around.
Match prediction and football betting tips for Liverpool vs Villareal Semi-final UEFA Champions League 2021-22. The match is going to be played at Anfield, Liverpool on the 27th of April 2022.
Liverpool has to be prepared to face a Villareal team that is going to play defensively and try to shut down any possibilities of conceding a goal. This means a game where a lot of Liverpool possession and chances are on goal but perhaps not as many goals as you might expect. From a betting point of view, you could look at the 'Shots on Target' betting market for this match.
We do think there is more than enough quality and inventiveness in the Liverpool camp to get a win in this match. The stats say that both teams will be able to score in this match but we are not too convinced about that. We are leaning more towards this being a low-scoring match in which only Liverpool will be able to get on the board.
Bet on Liverpool to win.
As we mentioned earlier, we think this contest is going to be one where Villareal sits deep and tries to defend for its life. The idea will be to attack on the counter but most of the possession and chances are going to go the way of Liverpool. We think Liverpool will be able to keep a clean sheet in this match and eventually press for a win as well.
The odds available for this bet are very attractive and if the match goes as we expect, this should pay out. We see this as a match where Liverpool presses but struggles to get ahead in the first half. We could see a 0-0 scoreline going into the break but eventually, Liverpool should find a way through.
A small bet to take advantage of the superb returns on offer is the way to go.