UCL: Liverpool vs Villarreal




In all fronts in recent times, Villarreal often plays quite erratically when leaving El Madrigal’s nest. In front of an extremely sublime It would not be surprising if the team from Spain fell in this match.

Liverpool advanced to the semi-finals in dramatic fashion, beating Benfica in the quarter-finals 6-4 on aggregate. The opportunity for coach Jurgen Klopp’s teachers and students to participate in the final match is quite high, when the opponent in the semi-finals is only Villarreal, the worst rated team among the 4 teams. In order to create an advantage before the second leg one week later, the goal of the Anfield team is certainly nothing but victory, even a victory with a strong score.

With the home field advantage, Liverpool can afford to do that. Statistics show that Liverpool are unbeaten in the last 3 home matches and 2 of them are victories. The attack with the presence of the trio of Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah is showing a destructive form both in the Premier League and the Champions League. The proof is that in the most prestigious arena in Europe this season, The Kop has 25 times to break the opponent’s net.

The way Villarreal reached the semi-finals is as attractive as Liverpool. After winning 1-0 in the quarter-finals in the first leg against Bayern Munich, the Castellon de la Plana team did not let the Gray Lobster make a miraculous comeback when holding a 1-1 draw in the second leg. However, the Yellow Submarine usually only kicks or kicks at El Madrigal’s home ground, where they once knocked Bayern Munich, Valencia or Celta Vigo. And every time they have to leave their holy place, coach Unai Emery’s army often plays very unstable when losing 2/4 of the last away matches in all fronts.

In addition, the voyages to England often brought many sad memories for the Yellow Submarine. Statistics show that Villarreal did not win a match and lost 1 of the last 3 away trips to English teams in the European arena. Moreover, the last time they were a guest at Anfield in 2016, they received a 0-3 defeat to Liverpool with goals from Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana.

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