Pick and Prediction for Villarreal vs. Liverpool on Tuesday, May 3

| May 2, 2022 4:25 am PDT

Villarreal and Liverpool meet again, just a week after their first duel of the Champions League semifinal. The first game finished 2-0 in Liverpool’s favor. Now it’s up to Villarreal to try and win.

It seems like a Herculean task, but the Yellow Submarine has already sunk several major favorites, including Juventus and Bayern Munich. If Unai Emeri’s men do it again, it’s going the greatest achievement in this team’s history.

Villarreal vs Liverpool Odds

Villlarreal to Win4.65
The Draw4.00
Liverpool to Win1.74
Over 2.5 Goals1.68
Under 2.5 Goals2.21

10Bet seems to be one of the best sportsbooks for Champions League betting. It’s because the sportsbook is giving fantastic odds on practically all available bets. For instance, Liverpool is priced at 1.74 at this betting site, while there are some sportsbooks that think of the Merseyside Reds as even stronger favorites with the odds of 1.67.

Villarreal Needs Another Miracle

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say Liverpool completely outplayed Villarreal last week. The final score was 2-0 but it could’ve easily been a much bigger scoreline. Liverpool had the ball in their possession for 71% of the time, making 20 goal attempts. Meanwhile, Villarreal created just one chance for a goal.

Still, to be fair, Villarreal’s plan for that game was to defend with all they got and try to keep their net safe. With the help of their fans on Tuesday, they now have no other option but to try and win. The Yellow Submarine needs a win by two goals just to take the game to the extra time.

It doesn’t look easy, but these guys have already pulled off some major upsets. As a reminder, in the UCL Round of 16, Villarreal defeated Juventus 3-0 in Italy after 1-1 in Spain. Then, in the quarterfinal, they beat Bayern 1-0 in Spain, while playing a 1-1 draw in the rematch played in Germany.

Liverpool Going for the Quadruple

The Reds have a chance to win four titles this season. They’ve already won one – the Carabao Cup – and are relatively close to winning another three.

In the Premier League, they’re sitting in the #2 position with just one point fewer than Manchester City. In the FA Cup, they’re playing with Chelsea in the final. In the Champions League, they’re just a step away from booking a ticket to the final. Speaking of the UCL, Liverpool is the main favorite to win the trophy, priced at 1.90.

The Reds got themselves a chance to win the quadruple thanks to their superb run in 2022. These guys lost just one game this year, winning their previous five straight games in all competitions. The best thing is that they defeated some real heavyweights, including both teams from Manchester – City and United.

Villarreal vs Liverpool Prediction

Pick
  • Under 2.5 Goals
    2.21

Villarreal are going to give Liverpool hell on Tuesday. However, the player quality is obviously on the side of the visiting team. Getting to the final seems like a certainty, the only question is whether Liverpool will win on Tuesday.

The Reds don’t need to. Even a draw would suit them fine. In fact, even a loss by one goal would take them to the next stage.

Knowing this, we could see Jurgen Klopp coming up with a more conservative strategy, letting Villarreal have the ball more than last week. That said, a low-scoring match seems like the most plausible outcome.

Zarko Naric

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