Liverpool and Villarreal will square off in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final at the Estadio de la Cerámica on Wednesday, May 4. The match kicks off at 12:30 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).

Villarreal vs Liverpool: Form guide

The two sides have endured contrasting results going into this crucial fixture.

While Liverpool have been absolutely dominant, with wins over Everton, Manchester United and Newcastle in the league. Jurgen Klopp’s men also defeated Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final two weeks ago.

Villarreal, on the other hand, have lost their last two matches, including the first leg defeat to Liverpool. The Spanish club also went down 2-1 to Deportivo Alaves in the previous contest.

Liverpool will have a 2-0 advantage when they travel to Spain.

Villarreal vs Liverpool odds for UCL 2021-22

  • Bet365: Villarreal 4.75, Liverpool 1.70, Draw 3.80
  • 10Cric: Villarreal 4.52, Liverpool 1.73, Draw 3.99
  • Parimatch: Villarreal 4.60, Liverpool 1.73, Draw 4.10

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Villarreal vs Liverpool head-to-head

Villarreal and Liverpool have faced each other three times in European competition. The Reds lead 2-1 in the head-to-head record.

The two sides first met in the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League 2015-16 season. Villarreal picked up a 1-0 win at home but were beaten 3-0 at Anfield.

The first leg of the ongoing Champions League semi-final also ended in Liverpool’s favour, with the English side winning 2-0.

Villarreal vs Liverpool UEFA Champions League 2021-22 top picks and players to watch

Villarreal: The onus will be on forward Arnaut Danjuma to provide the hosts with the firepower up front and reduce the deficit. He is currently the best scorer for Villarreal in the La Liga, with 10 goals.

Villarreal are also one of the best defensive sides when it comes to home matches and the credit should be given to the two stoppers, Pau Torres and Raul Albiol. Their performance will be key in stopping the dangerous Liverpool front line.

Liverpool: Ace striker Mohamed Salah has three assist and two goals in the last four matches and currently leads the Premier League scoring charts with 22 goals. The strike partnership that he forms with Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota will be a threat to the Yellow Submarine.

Along with the three, Thiago Alacantra has been phenomenal in the midfield, putting up a man-of-the-match-winning performance in the first leg.

Villarreal vs Liverpool UEFA Champions League 2021-22 prediction

Although Villarreal put up some dominant performances at home, the 2-goal deficit will be hard to overcome. Moreover, Liverpool are enjoying the form of their lives, being unbeaten in 12 matches.

Liverpool are expected to pick up a win and cruise into the UEFA Champions League final.