Benfica vs Liverpool: prediction for the Champions League fixture

Benfica vs Liverpool. Prediction and Betting Tips for UEFA Champions League 2021-2022 (April 5, 2022).

Benfica

Benfica

Portugal
05.04.2022
21:00 CAT
Champions League Final Stage
Estadio da Luz
Liverpool

Liverpool

England
Benfica vs Liverpool: prediction for the Champions League fixture

Benfica are set to host Liverpool at the Estádio da Luz in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal match. What to expect from this game? Here's our prediction.

Benfica

Benfica did well to reach the quarterfinal of the Champions League. They finished in 2nd place in Group E and upset Ajax in the first round of the knockouts (3:2 on aggregate). The Eagles were a bit unlucky in the final of the League Cup and lost to Sporting CP with a score of 1:2.

The 37-times Portuguese champions have almost no chance of winning the Premiera Liga this year. Nelson Verissimo's charges are in 3rd place in the table with 61 points from 19 wins and four draws, 12 points behind the current leader. 

Benfica can boast the best attack in the Portuguese elite - they have netted 70 goals this season, and Nunez has 21 goals to his name. After a victory over Estoril (2:1), the Eagles lost to Braga (2:3).

Lucas Verissimo, Rodrigo Pinho, and Adel Taarabt will not be able to help their teammates against Liverpool.

Liverpool

Liverpoolhave enjoyed a fantastic run in the Champions League. They became the first English team to win all six group games and comfortably qualified for the round of 16 from the top line. The 2:0 victory over Inter Milan in the first-leg game was enough to book a ticket to the quartefinal, even though the team suffered a 0:1 defeat in the second leg.

The Reds have already won a trophy this year - in the final of the League Cup, they prevailed over Chelsea in a grueling match where it took 22 penalties to decide the winner. 

In the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp's men are keeping the title race alive. They are in 2nd place in the table with 72 points from 30 games, just one point behind Manchester City.

Liverpool also have the best attack in their domestic league - they have already scored 77 goals. In their last two matches, Klopp's side beat Arsenal and Watford with the same score of 2:0.

Naby Keita is a doubt for the upcoming game. 

Betting trends

Correct score 2:1
11.65
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Benfica won the last 3 head-to-head games.

Goals in both halves - yes
1.81
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In 3 of the last 4 games of the visitors, goals were scored in both halves.

Corners: total under 9.5
1.81
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This bet won in 4 of the last 6 head-to-head games.

Yellow cards: total over 3
1.82
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This bet won in 2 of the last 3 head-to-head games.

Prediction

Liverpool are among the favourites to win the Champions League this year, however, Benfica are very strong at home, and we believe that they will put up a good fight and avoid defeat in the upcoming game. 

Our prediction — Asian handicap (+1,5) to Benfica

Prediction: Handicap (+1.5) to Benfica

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The hosts won the last three games against Liverpool and have enjoyed excellent form across all tournaments this season. The Eagles have high-quality performers and the support of the stands, and should have enough firepower to hold the Reds to a draw. 

Second wager — draw

Prediction: Draw

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