Villarreal v Liverpool
Liverpool take on Villarreal on Thursday evening in the first-leg of their Europa League semi-final against the Spanish side and it’s a great match to use free bet offers on.
Villarreal v Liverpool is live on BT Sport Europe at 20:05, and will be a great match to bet on, especially as bookies offer so many betting offers on the match.
Villarreal v Liverpool: Betting Offers
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Villarreal v Liverpool: Preview
This will be the first time Liverpool have played Villarreal, and while bookies offer the Spanish side as favourites, they'll be tough opponents for Marcelino Garcia Toral’s men.
Villarreal also have an amazing home record in this season’s Europa League competition and Liverpool will need to be at their very best if they're to win the game.
As the only English team left in the competition, Jürgen Klopp’s men really need to score at least one away goal if they want to be in with a chance of making it to the final.
Villarreal's Best Odds: 6/4
If you’re betting on Villarreal beating Liverpool on Thursday night, then Betfair offer the best odds on Marcelino Garcia Toral’s men winning the match at 6/4.
Villarreal have had one of their best seasons ever in Europe, and have had a fantastic run in making it through to the Europa League semi-final stage.
They eliminated Napoli and Bayer Leverkusen in the earlier rounds of the competition, and went on to knock out Sparta Prague in the quarter-finals.
Villarreal come into the game on the back of an 11 match unbeaten run, and will want to make the most of their home advantage to strengthen their position for the 2nd leg.
With such good form it's easy to see why online bookies offer them up as the favourites to win this Europa League semi-final, but they’ll need to be on the ball to beat Liverpool.
Liverpool's Best Odds: 11/5
If you think Liverpool will return from Spain with a win, head over to PaddyPower as they're currently the bookie offering the best odds on an away win at 11/5.
The Reds have been on fire in Europe this season, and successfully knocked out Dortmund in the quarter-finals after a tense 3-1 victory at Anfield.
They haven’t been doing so well in the Premier League however, and come into the Villarreal game on the back of losing a 2 goal lead against Newcastle last weekend.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have only lost 1 of their last 18 games in all competitions, and even though they've played 5 games in Spain under Klopp, they haven’t secured any victories.
There are a few injury concerns for Liverpool, most notably is their central defender Mamadou Sakho missing after testing positive for banned substances.
Liverpool also face a huge threat in the form of Villarreal’s Cedric Bakambu. It’s not going to be easy, but they have a good chance of at least holding Villarreal to a draw.
Odds On A Draw: 11/5
These teams are pretty evenly matched, and a draw could be a realistic outcome on Thursday, given Liverpool have drawn all 3 of their away games in the knockout stages.
If you think neither team will win, head to Bet Victor as they offer the best odds at 11/5.
NB: Betting odds correct at the time this match preview went live and are subject to change. Last updated: 10:43 19/05/2016.