ᐉBenfica vs FC Midtjylland Prediction

Benfica

Benfica

4 : 1

Midtjylland

Midtjylland

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  • Date: 02/08/2022
  • Competition: UEFA Champions League
  • KO: 21:00 CET
  • Venue: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (da Luz) (Lisboa)

Benfica kicks off the new season with a vital Champions League qualifying tie as they welcome FC Midtjylland to the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica.

While this is their first competitive fixture of the new season, Benfica have enjoyed an excellent run of pre-season form with the Portuguese side picking up 5 successive victories with 17 goals scored in the process, including a 3:2 against Newcastle most recently.

Midtjylland arrives in Portugal having already begun their Danish SuperLiga campaign, and the visitors come into this fixture with 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss from their opening 3 league matches.

Benfica vs FC Midtjylland Betting Tips: AH1 (-1)

Despite Benfica´s lack of competitive action, the home side should be expected to take a commanding lead to Denmark for the second leg.

Coming into this fixture, Benfica have won 6 of their last 9 home CL matches, and their greater pedigree at this level should ensure they make the trip to Randers next week with a decent advantage at their disposal.

Indeed, Benfica are short favourites to pick up the win at just 1.25 odds, so we´ll take them to win with something to spare given their excellent pre-season goal-scoring form and superior quality at this level. 

Benfica vs Midtjylland Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Midtjylland

    1 : 3

    Benfica

    Champions League

  2. Benfica

    4 : 1

    Midtjylland

    Champions League

Benfica

Benfica Team News

Mihailo Ristic and João Victor are both doubtful, having missed the friendly win against Newcastle United.

Lucas Veríssimo is also ruled out as he continues his recovery from a serious knee injury.

Last matches of Benfica

  1. Casa Pia

    0 : 1

    Benfica

    Primeira Liga

  2. Midtjylland

    1 : 3

    Benfica

    Champions League

  3. Benfica

    4 : 0

    Arouca

    Primeira Liga

  4. Benfica

    4 : 1

    Midtjylland

    Champions League

  5. Benfica

    3 : 2

    Newcastle United

    Club Friendlies 3

Benfica lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 99

    Odysseas Vlachodimos

Defenders

  • 2

    Gilberto

  • 30

    Nicolás Otamendi

  • 3

    Alejandro Grimaldo

  • 61

    Florentino Luís

Midfielders

  • 91

    Felipe Morato

  • 13

    Enzo Fernández

  • 20

    João Mário

  • 7

    David Neres

Forwards

  • 88

    Gonçalo Ramos

  • 27

    Rafa Silva

Midtjylland

FC Midtjylland Team News

Evander is expected to remain absent alongside Júnior Brumado, who has yet to feature for FC Midtjylland this season because of an eye injury.

Last matches of Midtjylland

  1. Horsens

    3 : 3

    Midtjylland

    Superliga

  2. Midtjylland

    1 : 3

    Benfica

    Champions League

  3. Lyngby Boldklub

    3 : 3

    Midtjylland

    Superliga

  4. Benfica

    4 : 1

    Midtjylland

    Champions League

  5. OB

    1 : 5

    Midtjylland

    Superliga

Midtjylland lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 16

    Elías Ólafsson

Defenders

  • 28

    Erik Sviatchenko

  • 73

    Juninho

  • 44

    Nicolas Dyhr

  • 6

    Joel Andersson

Midfielders

  • 14

    Henrik Dalsgaard

  • 24

    Oliver Sørensen

  • 35

    Charles

Forwards

  • 36

    Anders Dreyer

  • 9

    Sory Kaba

  • 7

    Pione Sisto

Key Facts Benfica vs FC Midtjylland

  • Benfica have won 6 of their last 9 home UCL matches
  • Benfica have won all 5 of their pre-season friendlies
  • Midtjylland have lost 3 of their last 6 away UCL matches - they lost all 3 matches by more than 1 goal

Main prediction Benfica - Midtjylland

AH1 (-1)

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winrate

58% winrate

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4 wins in a row

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Benfica vs FC Midtjylland - FAQ

? Benfica Player to Watch
David Neres - The former Ajax winger has joined Benfica from Shakhtar over the summer
? FC Midtjylland Player to Watch
Anders Dreyer - The 24-year-old has scored 3 goals in his last 4 appearances for the Danes.
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