Benfica will welcome FC Barcelona to for a matchday 2 fixture in Europe UEFA Champions League. The last meeting on 5th December 2012 ended in a 0-0 draw. Both sides have met two times in the most recent seasons. Benfica has won 0 matches, and FC Barcelona triumphed in 1. Recent outings average 1.00 goals, while both teams score 0% of the time.
Benfica’s latest fixture against Dynamo Kyiv ended in an away 0-0 draw. They were very dangerous in front positions, so one point was the least they deserved.
Since the start of the season, Benfica is more dominant at home. They have two wins out of 2 games on home soil. Águias’s good defensive display is key to their success. They didn’t concede in 50% of home games.The visitors lack quality in some positions on the field and will struggle to match their opponent’s intensity.
It is hard to choose a favourite in this one. Both teams look evenly-matched and have their strengths. I am not willing to take a risk and prefer a double chance bet. My prediction is Benfica or Draw.
Both sides have plenty of quality in the attack which often results in high-scoring games. I don’t think this one on Wednesday will be any different. On average, both teams score in 10% of Benfica’s home and FC Barcelona’s away games. My prediction is Both Teams to Score: Yes.