SL Benfica Women vs Lyon Women Prediction 19.03.2024

SL Benfica W

SL Benfica W

1 : 2

Lyon W

Lyon W

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11.6

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7

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1.22

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  • Competition: UEFA Women's Champions League
  • Date: Tuesday, 19th, March 2024
  • Kickoff: 20:00 UTC / 21.00 CET
  • Venue: Estadio Municipal Jose Martins Viera (Lisbon)

Record-breaking Women's Champions League winners Lyon Femmes kick off their knockout journey on Tuesday as they travel to Portugal to face Benfica Women at the Estadio Municipal Jose Martins Viera for the first leg of their quarter-final tie.

SL Benfica Women vs Lyon Women Betting Tips: Over 2.5

When we talk about the most delightful surprise of this year's Champions League group stage, Benfica Women definitely stand out, becoming the first Portuguese club in women's football to reach the knockout rounds, and the journey was nothing short of spectacular, finishing second ahead of 4-time competition winners Eintracht Frankfurt Women.

Despite kicking off their campaign in Europe's most elite club competition with a nightmare, as reigning champions Barcelona Women inflicted them a five-star demolition, As Aguias responded with sheer briliance to that opening-day setback by going unscathed in the subsequent five group challenges (W2, D3) to achieve an extraordinary achievement.

The comfort of playing in front of their home crowd proved to be the linchpin in their historic feat, as they picked up seven out of nine available points from three home group stage clashes, claiming narrow 1-0 beatings of Rosengard W and the tournament's second-most decorated Frankfurt side, before producing a spectacle by keeping Champions League holders Baca W to a dramatic eight-goal share of the spoils (4-4).

The draw for the knockout rounds certainly didn't smile upon the Portuguese women's powerhouses, as they drew none other than the ladies who have lifted the trophy more than any other side in the competition's history, and what's even more impressive, OL has already been crowned five times (out of a total of 8) before Benfica W played their first official match in 2018.

With a firm grip on the steering wheel of their domestic league, holding a comfortable seven-point lead over closest pursuers PSG W, Les Fenottes are resolute and unwavering in their ambition to reclaim the UCL crown, all while keeping a watchful eye on not replicating last season's misstep, where they were dumped out in the quarterfinals by Chelsea W on penalties.

Surprisingly packing their bags in the Coupe de France for Women semifinals, as they were knocked out by Fleury 91 due to a superior penalty shootout, Sonia Bompastor's squad "accidentally" crossed paths with the same opponent six days later in the French top-flight to serve them a merciless revenge in a 4-0 demolition last time out.

Incidentally, the two sides had previously crossed swords during Benfica's debut group-stage outing of the 2021-22, but the Portuguese women's side doesn't fondly remember those group battles, with Lyon Women running riot in both, handing them demoralizing 0-5 defeats. 

The transformation led by Filipa Patao with her squad is nothing short of mesmerizing, and it reflects in their current UCL campaign, leaving no doubt they will show their teeth to the record Champions League winners in hopes of replicating the sensational display from the thriller 4-4 draw against the reigning champs Barcelona Women. The quality of these teams is crystal clear, and anything but a dominant victory for the French girls would be shocking.

SL Benfica W

SL Benfica Women team news

Benfica Women failed to boost their confidence ahead of the massive Champions League showdown, settling for a 1-1 draw against Damaiense Women last time out.

However, manager Filipa Patao has been tinkering with the starting XI quite a bit to prepare her girls for the stern test on the elite European stage, with Benfica's top scorer in the group stages, Marie-Yasmine Alidou d'Anjou, expected to be available after returning from the Women's Gold Cup with her Canada squad.

Last matches of SL Benfica W

  1. Damaiense W

    1 : 1

    SL Benfica W

    1st Division Women

  2. SL Benfica W

    2 : 0

    Famalicão W

    1st Division Women

  3. Albergaria W

    0 : 6

    SL Benfica W

    1st Division Women

  4. SL Benfica W

    6 : 1

    Ouriense W

    1st Division Women

  5. Valadares Gaia W

    2 : 2

    SL Benfica W

    Taça da Liga Feminina

SL Benfica W lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Lena Pauels

Defenders

  • 28

    Andre Falcon

  • 16

    Christy Ucheibe

  • 3

    Ana Seica

  • 80

    Lais Araujo

Midfielders

  • 13

    Lucia Alves

  • 23

    Anna Gasper

  • 6

    Andreia Faria

Forwards

  • 2

    Marie-Yasmine Alidou

  • 10

    Kika Nazareth

  • 11

    Jessica Silva

Lyon W

Lyon Women team news

In contrast to Benfica W, the eight-time Champions League winners Lyon responded emphatically after their unexpected exit from the Coupe de France for Women by dismantling Fleury 91 with a commanding 4-0 victory, maintaining their seven-point lead over the title against the candidates PSG W.

Norway's striker Ada Hegerberg, who finished the Champions League group stage as the top scorer with five goals and two assists to her name, will be assessed ahead of Tuesday's visit to Benfica W after being subbed off in the 19th minute of the Coupe de France for Women semifinal against Fleury 91.

Last matches of Lyon W

  1. Lyon W

    4 : 0

    Fleury 91 W

    Division 1 Women

  2. Lyon W

    0 : 0

    Fleury 91 W

    Coupe de France Féminine

  3. Dijon W

    1 : 3

    Lyon W

    Division 1 Women

  4. Montauban W

    2 : 9

    Lyon W

    Coupe de France Féminine

  5. Lyon W

    1 : 1

    Paris SG W

    Division 1 Women

Lyon W lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Christiane Endler

Defenders

  • 4

    Selma Bacha

  • 29

    Griedge Mbock Bathy

  • 21

    Vanessa Gilles

  • 12

    Ellie Carpenter

Midfielders

  • 13

    Damaris Egurrola

  • 17

    Danielle van de Donk

  • 9

    Eugenie Le Sommer

  • 26

    Lindsey Horan

  • 11

    Kadidiatou Diani

Forwards

  • 14

    Ada Hegerberg

4 Reasons why we expect Over 2.5

  1. Benfica Women have scored 3+ goals in all but one of their last seven home matches in all competitions.
  2. Benfica Women held the reigning Champions League winners Barcelona Women to a sensational 4-4 draw in the final round of the group stage.
  3. Lyon Women have netted a whopping 5+ goals in six of their previous seven away trips.
  4. Lyon Women have routed Benfica Women in both of their prior meetings, inflicting 0-5 defeats on each occasion.

Main prediction SL Benfica W - Lyon W

Over 2.5 goals

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56% winrate

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2 wins in a row

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Additional predictions

Team 2 to Win

Best odds:1.22

Over 3.5

Best odds:2.11

BTTS

Best odds:2.1

Team 1 to Win

Best odds:11.6

SL Benfica Women vs Lyon Women - FAQ

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Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on DAZN Deutsch, TNT Sports

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Who is Benfica Women's player to watch?

Kika Nazareth is the top scorer of the Liga BPI Women with 13 goals, but she missed the last two group matches for Benfica in the Champions League.

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Who is Lyon Women's player to watch?

The Norwegian Ada Hegerberg, akin to Erling Haaland, leads her Lyon Women on all fronts, scoring 12 goals in Division 1 Women, as well as five in six Champions League group-stage matches.