Michael Owen predicts scoreline of Liverpool vs Villarreal game
Former Real Madrid great Michael Owen has predicted the result of Liverpool's UEFA Champions League semi-final first-leg tie against Villarreal on Wednesday.
The first leg of the Champions League tie between Liverpool and Villarreal will take place at Anfield.
The Premier League giants are coming off a Champions League victory over Benfica, while Villarreal eliminated Bayern Munich from the competition.
According to BetVictor, Owen said in his prediction that the game was "not the prettiest of games, but Liverpool's triumph over Everton was a significant win."
“I actually think that will be a good warm-up game for this. Villareal will play in a very similar way to Everton." They’ll sit deep and try to frustrate Liverpool.
Villarreal is very organized, and in Emery they have a coach who excels in cup competitions. They’re dangerous on the break, and the likes of Danjuma are a threat.
Don't rule out more Origi heroics! "I still think Liverpool will do enough to get the win. 2-0 Liverpool. ”
The kick-off time for the match is 8 p.m.
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