Liverpool vs Benfica: prediction for the Champions League fixture
Liverpoolare having a very successful 2021-2022 Champions League campaign. They became the first English team to win all six group games and comfortably qualified for the round of 16 from the top line. After getting past Inter Milan (2:1 on aggregate), the Reds beat Benfica 3:1 in the first leg of the quarterfinal match.
The team has already won a trophy this year - in the final of the League Cup, they prevailed over Chelsea on penalties. In the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp's side is in 2nd place with 73 points from 31 games, just one point behind the current leader Manchester City. Liverpool have the best attack in their domestic league - they have already scored 79 goals. After a victory over Watford (2:0), the Reds drew against Man City (2:2).
Klopp has no injury concerns at the moment.
Benfica finished in 2nd place in their Champons League group and upset Ajax in the first round of the knockouts (3:2 on aggregate). Liverpool is undoubtedly their strongest opponent yet, and the Eagles will be hoping to overturn a two-goal deficit in the upcoming game.
The team was unlucky in the final of the League Cup and lost to Sporting CP with a score of 1:2. After 29 rounds of the Primeira Liga, the 37-times Portuguese champions are in 3rd place in the table with 64 points to their name, nine points behind Sporting CP in the second position.
In the last game, Nelson Verissimo's charges beat Belenenses SAD (3:1).
Lucas VerissimoandRodrigo Pinho will not be able to help their team against Liverpool.
Liverpool won the last 2 games against Benfica.
In 3 of the last 4 games of the visitors, goals were scored in both halves.
This bet won in the last 2 games of the hosts.
This bet won in 3 of the last 4 games of the visitors.
Liverpool are more creative and have better quality in every position. Moreover, the Merseysiders didn't even display their full potential in the first leg. We expect the Reds to dominate at home.
Our prediction — Asian handicap (-1.5) to Liverpool
The visitors will put up a fight no matter what, and we don't believe they will suffer a crushing defeat. We will bet on Liverpool's victory by a two-goal margin.
Second bet — Liverpool to win by 2 goals