Benfica vs Bayern Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Another interesting match awaits the football fans as Benfica will host Bayern FC at the Estádio da Luz. This is the opening game of the group E campaign. The fans are bound to enjoy this meeting.
Benfica are coming into this clash after a League Cup win. Their start to the season so far has been strong as they have already won ten points out of the possible twelve. Their true success lays in the fact that they had to go through the qualifiers to get to where they are today. After a disappointing 2017/2018 campaign where they failed to land a single win, Benfica will be looking for a positive start at home against Bayern. Portuguese Liga runners-up are in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the 14th time. This is also the ninth season in a row that they are participating in the group stage. Benfica have reached seven European Cup finals, winning the trophy in 1961 and 1962.
Bayern Munich start the new season under the guidance of the new coach, Niko Kovac. Their expectations are set high and they hope for a replay of 2013 when the lifted the Champions League trophy. They are the favorites to progress further into the competition and finish first in their group. For the second year in a row Bayern's campaign was ended by Real Madrid in 2017/18, via a 4-3 aggregate semi-final defeat. Bayern are unbeaten in their last five away European games. It is worth noting that they have not kept a clean sheet in the previous fourteen UEFA Champions League away matches.
The two sides have played a total of two matches, both of which occurred in 2016 in the Champions League. Bayern won the first clash with the score of 1-0, and the second game ended as a 2-2 draw. Read our betting preview and take your chance to win a big.
Benfica have several missing players for the match against Bavarians. Sébastien Corchia and Tyronne Ebuehi are injured and they will not play on the match on Wednesday night. Jonas, Eduardo Salvio, Lubomir Fejsa and Filip Krovinovic are doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
On the other side Bayern also have several missing players for this game. Corentin Tolisso, Rafinha and Kingsley Coman are injured and they will not play against Benfica. Mats Hummels and Leon Goretzka are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play and they are eager to hammer Benfica in their opening Champions League match.
Possible starting lineups
Benfica: Vlachodimos; Grimaldo, Jardel, Dias, Almeida; Fernandes, Semedo, Pizzi; Cervi, Ferreyra, Salvio
Bayern: Neuer; Kimmich, Sule, Boateng, Alaba; Alcantara, Martinez; Robben, Muller, Ribery; Lewandowski
Benfica vs Bayern Prediction
What a great football game to increase our betting payouts on Wednesday night. Match Benfica vs Bayern brings us a perfect betting opportunity and you shouldn't miss to bet on. Benfica have lost three of their last five Champions League home games and they don't have big chances against Bayern Munich. Benfica play solid football in front of their fans in national competition and they are undefeated in the first four league matches with ten goals scored. On the other side Bayern play very offensive football and their main objective for the match will be to score from the first minute. Bayern have reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals or better in each of the last seven seasons and they are absolute favourites to win all three points on Wednesday night.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Benfica vs Bayern Prediction: Bayern to win. We expect to see lots of scoring chances on this match, especially for the visitors and our second betting pick for the match is Over 2.5 goals. If you link these two bets then can win a big. Maybe correct score will be 1-3. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.