Liverpool v Villarreal will play their first UEFA Champions League semi-final clash on Wednesday. Who will take the first step towards the final? Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be viewed at how to use my bonus on 1xbet.
Liverpool could have a phenomenal season
Given Liverpool’s number of games and excellent results, it only begs the logical question, how can you make it everywhere? Things are really good, but even at this stage the Merseysiders could spoil their season. In the APL, Klopp’s boys are in second place, one point behind Man City, and there will be a neck-and-neck battle for the championship until the last round, with everything in the hands of the Citizens. The Reds will also play in the FA Cup final against Chelsea, with the club having no ambitions of taking the Champions League. In the last round of the championship, Liverpool won the derby against Everton 2-0 in a tough battle. There are no problems with the squad ahead of this battle, only Firmino is still questionable with an injury.
The Yellow Submarine know how to deal with top clubs
Villarreal have decided to take on new heights, recalling that the club won the Europa League last season, the trophy being the first in the club’s history. For the ‘yellow submarine’ to reach the Champions League semi-finals is a great success, we should also take into account who knocked the club out of contention, first Juventus and then the formidable Bayern. Against this backdrop, seventh place in the Primera looks modest, three points behind the top six. The team has improved slightly in recent games, beating Getafe 2-1 away and then Valencia 2-0 at home. Emery’s men believe in themselves and will try to pull off another sensation Injuries will keep three players off the pitch.
The opponents have only crossed paths once, that too was a Europa League semi-final in 2016. Villarreal managed to pull out a 1-0 win in the first meeting at home, but Liverpool took a convincing 3-0 revenge, managing to qualify further.
Even despite Villarreal’s danger, bookmakers see the Merseysiders as the big favourites for the first game. The pattern of the game is not difficult to predict, Liverpool will probably have more ball possession, the Yellow Submarine will deliberately play second choice, although they will try to limit their opponent’s freedom of action as much as possible. The tactical battle is very important, because the clubs are coached by talented coaches. The support of the fans should help the home side to win, so we’re betting on their success with a -1.5 goal handicap.