Villarreal take on Bayern Munich in the quarter-final of the 2021-22 Champions League season. This is the first leg.
The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, 6 April 2022. The match venue is Estadio de la Cerámica, Villarreal, Spain.
Betting tips and match predictions for the Villarreal vs Bayern Munich (April 6) game are available in this article. A preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups is up next.
Villarreal vs Bayern Munich latest odds on betting sites
Villarreal to win odds are priced at 5.00 (+400 American; 4/1 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 4.20 (+320; 16/5), while Bayern Munich to win odds are priced at 1.61 (-164; 25/41).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Villarreal — 20%, draw — 24%, Bayern Munich — 56%.
Latest betting odds on Villarreal vs Bayern Munich (6 April 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.57 (-175; 4/7)
- Under 2.5 goals — 1.38 (-260; 5/13)
- Asian handicap (+1.0) on Villarreal — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Asian handicap (-1.0) on Bayern Munich — 2.02 (+102; 51/50)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.66 (-150; 2/3)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
Villarreal vs Bayern Munich match preview and statistics
Villarreal are two of five in their past matches, with three losses. They’ve lost two back-to-back games ahead of this match. The Yellow Submarine lost 0-2 to Levante in their last match.
Team statistics: 59% possession, 1.26 expected goals, 13 total shots, two shots on target, one big chance, 394 accurate passes, 80% pass accuracy, 13 fouls committed, eight corners, two yellow cards. Jose Luis Morales scored a brace in the match, opened the scoring in the 69th minute with a shot from the left side to the bottom left corner, and doubled the lead in the added minutes from close range following a fast break.
Villarreal team news: Alberto Moreno is sidelined due to an ACL injury.
Bayern Munich haven’t lost in eight matches, with five wins and three draws. They’ve won each of their last two games by wide margins, 4-0 and 4-1. The Bavarians beat Freiburg 4-1 in their last match.
Leon Goretza gave Bayern the lead in the 58th minute of the second half with a header into the back of the net, assisted by Joshua Kimmich with a high cross from a free-kick. Nils Petersen pulled one back in the 63rd minute as he turned the ball coolly past Neuer into the bottom left corner, assisted by Christian Gunter with a through pass.
Serge Gnabry put them back in front in the 73rd minute as he fired past the goalkeeper into the net. Kingsley Coman made it 3-1 in the 82nd minute as he took the ball into his stride and powered a low shot past Flekken at the near post, assisted by Dayot Upamecano with a long ball upfield.
Marcel Sabitzer made it 4-1 in the 90+6 minute as he slipped the ball into the empty net, assisted by Serge Gnabry who set him up for the goal. Teams statistics: 61% possession, 2.25 expected goals, 21 total shots, 10 shots on target, six big chances, 541 accurate passes, 88% pass accuracy, seven fouls committed, three offsides, six corners, one yellow card.
Bayern Munich team news: Alphonso Davies, Corentin Tolisso and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting are sidelined due to injuries.
Villarreal vs Bayern Munich H2H
The last time they met was in the group stage of the 2011-12 UCL. Bayern Munich have won the previous two matches against Villarreal. They won 3-1 in the last meeting.
Villarreal vs Bayern Munich lineups and key players
Villarreal projected starting lineup:
- Geronimo Rulli
- Serge Aurier
- Raul Albiol
- Pau Torres
- Pervis Estupinan
- Yeremi Pino
- Daniel Parejo
- Etienne Capoue
- Manuel Trigueros
- Gerard Moreno
- Arnaut Danjuma
Arnaut Danjuma is the key player to watch out for. He’s the team’s leading top scorer in the UCL with five goals and one assist. The centre forward scored in their last UCL game against Juventus. Danjuma has to pick up his scoring boots for this match.
Bayern Munich projected starting lineup:
- Manuel Neuer
- Benjamin Pavard
- Niklas Sule
- Dayot Upamecano
- Lucas Hernandez
- Joshua Kimmich
- Leon Goretzka
- Leroy Sane
- Thomas Muller
- Serge Gnabry
- Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski is the key player to watch out for. In their last UCL tie, he scored a hat-trick against RB Salzburg. The Polish striker has 15 goal contributions in the UCL this season, with 12 goals and three assists. Lewandowski looks forward to scoring in this clash.
Villarreal vs Bayern Munich predictions and betting tips
Bayern Munich are the favourites to win this match. They are in better form at the moment, haven’t lost in eight consecutive matches and won their last two games comfortably. Villarreal, on the other hand, have struggled since the 3-0 win against Juventus, losing the two games played.
Even with this, Unai Emery’s team is very tricky, just like how they shocked Juve, they can do the same to the Bavarians. The Yellow Submarines are playing at home and have a strong record, unbeaten in nine home games.
Predictions for this match are Asian handicap (+1.5) on Villarreal, over 2.5 goals and both teams to score. Playing at home is an advantage to the Spanish team, though the German team might win, not by a far margin.
Betting prediction: Asian handicap (+1.5) on Villarreal
Odds: 1.53 (-188 American; 25/47 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.57 (-175 American; 4/7 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)
Odds: 1.66 (-150 American; 2/3 Fractional)