Benfica vs Barcelona
UEFA Champions League
Date: 29 September 2021, Wednesday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio La Luz (Lisbon).
Barcelona journey to Benfica on matchday 2 of the 2021/22 Champions League, each groups in search of their first win within the competitors.
Completed third behind Sporting and Porto within the Portuguese Primeira Liga final season, Benfica began their Champions League marketing campaign this season from the third qualifying spherical and rightfully reserved their ticket within the group stage with strong wins over Spartak Moscow and PSV Eindhoven.
They got here to matchday 1 unbeaten throughout all competitions (7 wins, 1 draw), a lot was anticipated of them at Kiev, however their underwhelming type at group part continued with the match ending in a goal-less draw. Benfica can be now trying to keep away from an exit from the group stage for an 11th time in 15 campaigns.
Barcelona have loads of issues on their very own and they’re struggling at giant within the Spanish La Liga, presently sixth within the desk, 5 factors behind arch rivals Actual Madrid.
The dearth of high quality within the squad was additional uncovered by Bayern Munich on matchday 1, the ultimate rating 3-Zero received’t inform the entire story and the margin of defeat may have been extra embarrassing if the German forwards have been extra cynical.
One can solely lookup from right here and Koeman can be eager to rally his troops to grab a decent outcome at Benfica.
Can the Blaugrana get the higher of Benfica, the Portuguese aspect unbeaten in eight European nights with 6 wins and a couple of attracts.
Benfica vs Barcelona Head-to-head
The final head-to-head assembly between Barcelona and Benfica occurred in the course of the 2012/13 Champions League group stage. The Blaugrana bagged a 2-Zero win at this floor earlier than settling for a goal-less draw within the reverse.
Barca are unbeaten within the final 6 conferences with Benfica, Three wins and three attracts.
Benfica’s solely win towards Barcelona occurred once they confronted off within the European Champions Golf equipment’ Cup last of 1961. The total-time scoreline on that event was 3-2.
The Aguias have a poor file towards Spanish La Liga golf equipment. At house, they managed to win simply 2 of 11 whereas they drew 5 and misplaced 4.
Barcelona have a wonderful total file towards Portuguese golf equipment, although the file as in Portugal is reasonable with 5 wins, Three attracts and Four losses in 12 video games.
Benfica vs Barcelona Prediction
It’s no secret now that this Barcelona crew is means behind the category of their ancestors and the hunch began from final season. Opposition groups have began to play aggressively towards them with a realization of 50% likelihood for a win on any given day.
We should undoubtedly anticipate Benfica to be in a really assured temper after the unbeaten begin to the marketing campaign with eight wins and a couple of attracts in 10 video games from all competitions this season. They’ll consider it’s their recreation to win and anticipate an absolute cracker on the Estádio da Luz on Wednesday.
Control Roman Yaremchuk, scored twice within the weekend’s 3-1 win towards Vitoria and took his aim tally to Four targets in 5 video games for the Lisbon based mostly membership since making his change from Gent this summer season