Monaco vs Benfika.Very uncertain match in Group C. There have been under 2.5 goals scored in five of Monaco's last six matches in the Champions League. What can we expect from this match? For sure both teams would like to win but it is not possible. Monaco play very strong football and since Falkao went to Manchester United they really need good forward. In the last season they play many matches without Falkao and they won must of them. For sure they have great players and must be favorite on this match. Their signing for attack Berbatov is doubt for this match and now they must concentrate for first on defense. We expect very strong and tough match and believe that will not see any goals in first half. Monaco must play for win. Last match in Champions League at home they won with 1:0 and we think that they can repeat that success tonight. Benfika play very well and probably in tonight match they will play with focus on counter attack.
Monaco must concentrate to play solid defense and continue to keeping clean shits in matches of Champions League. They have only one injured players for this match and it is Toure. Also Dmitar Berbatov is doubt and maybe they can play one hour of this match.
Leonardo Jardim, Monaco's coach, said the next before this match:"To play in the Champions League is enough, whatever the opposition. Benfica are one of the best teams in this group. Their current position in the table does not reflect their quality so we will be careful. Benfica have a lot of quality. They were Europa League finalists [last season] and they're top of the Portuguese league. They're still a good team with a great coach."
Benfika play very interesting and really good football. They have great players but in matches of Champions League they have a little problems. For this match the best team will start and they have a high expectations from this match. All players are ready for this match and all of them are eager to win.
Jorge Jesus, Benfika coach, said the next:"It is always difficult to play away from home in the Champions League. But we are confident, we have ambition. We want to win the group so we want to win here."
Possible starting lineups:
Monaco: Subašić; Fabinho, Carvalho, Raggi, Kurzawa; Toulalan, Moutinho, Kondogbia; Ocampos, Berbatov, Ferreira-Carrasco.
Benfika: Artur; Eliseu, Luisão, Lisandro López, Maxi Pereira; Samaris, Enzo Peréz, Anderson Talisca; Gaitán, Lima, Salvio
Monaco vs Benfika. Betting Tips:
We expect very tough match with focus on playing defense on both sides. We believe that we will not see a lots of goals on this match and expect a minimal win for Monaco. However our betting tip for this match is Monaco vs Benfika Tip: Under 2.5 goals and maybe you can try X-1