Liverpool vs Villarreal Betting Preview, Europa League Betting Tips

Liverpool vs Villarreal Odds – Thursday 5th May 2016 – 20:05 – BT Sport Europe

Liverpool are 3/4 with the draw available at odds of 5/2 and Villarreal are 4/1

Betting tips and match preview | UEFA Europa League

Liverpool welcome Villarreal to Anfield in a huge clash that will see the winners progress to the Europa League final in Basel, with a Champions League spot at stake.

Liverpool come into this match in poor form in and will be looking to improve on that form in this Europa League tie.  They have lost their last two consecutive matches with a disappointing 3-1 defeat to Swansea last weekend preceded by a 1-0 loss in the first leg of this Semi Final tie against Villarreal.

Liverpool have won 5 of their 13 matches in the Europa League this season and are only two matches away from winning the competition for the first time in their history. They will need to score two goals and stop Villarreal from scoring if they are to progress, with the lack of an away goal last week a huge problem for Klopp and his men.

They have won four of their six home matches in this seasons competition and they have yet to be beaten at Anfield this season, they have only lost one game in the Europa League this year and that was last week against the visitors.

Liverpool will be looking for their 7th win in the competition and their first ever win against the yellow submarines.

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Villarreal In A Great Position

The visitors Villarreal come into this fixture on the back of a 2-0 win against Valencia at the Mestalla, this is the perfect tonic coming into a game of this magnitude and they only have to draw to progress to the final in Basel.

Villarreal come into this match in good form in all competitions, having won the first leg against Liverpool 1-0 last week they will be looking to put the pressure on and score an away goal at Anfield this evening.

They have a huge task in this match to beat a Liverpool side that have an excellent home record, Liverpool have produced many amazing European nights at Anfield and they will need to be wary.

Villarreal will take heart from their home performance against Liverpool where they stopped them from scoring a crucial away goal but will be disappointed with their overall performance and will need to raise it in this match.

Villarreal have won 9 matches this season with 3 draws and 1 defeats so they have been in excellent form in this years competition. Although 7 of those 9 wins have come at home they will be know if they score first the pressure is all on Liverpool as they look to progress to the final of this competition.

They will also be looking to maintain their excellent record against Liverpool, with last weeks win the only fixture they have played against the Reds.

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Liverpool head into this fixture with a record of three wins, two defeats and one draw in their last six matches. Villarreal have a record of three wins, two defeats and one draw in their last six matches.

Both teams are 1/1 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Liverpool are Daniel Sturridge at 10/3 with Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke at 4/1. For Villarreal Cedric Bakambu is at 15/2 with Roberto Soldado at 17/2.

The last time these two sides met was last week in the first leg and Villarreal won 1-0 at El Madrigal. The odds of the same scoreline are 10/1.

Liverpool vs Villarreal Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Firmino to score first @ 4/1

Tip 2 – 2-2 draw @ 18/1

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