Barcelona and Benfica will meet in the 5th round of the Champions League group stage. Barcelona defeated Espanyol in La Liga, and Xavi finally put a smile on the faces of Barca fans. Benfica is in great shape, and they play attractive football. They want to challenge for a title in the Portuguese league, while there will be a fight for second place between them and Barcelona in the Champions League.
November 23rd, 2021 – 21:00
Barcelona vs Benfica Betting Tips & Predictions
Barcelona to win @1.60
Over 2.5 FT @1.80
Correct score 3:1 @12.00
Reason for Barcelona vs Benfica Predictions
Some sense of normalcy is back at Barcelona, and they will hope to rise in the Champions League when they host Benfica in a very tricky clash. Back-to-back wins Dynamo Kyiv have seen Barcelona leap above Benfica in Group E. They have six points, two ahead of their visitors, and will be targeting a win to confirm their place in the next round. Memphis Depay’s penalty goal in La Liga saw Barca beat Catalan rivals Espanyol 1-0 in Xavi Hernandez’s first game in charge, and some positive energy could be seen in the performance. They are now four unbeaten, scored in all of them, won two, and drew two, with two clean sheets. Compared to their away run this season, they’ve done much better at home. Their only losses in the ten matches at home this season were against Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. Memphis Depay finally is the engine of this team, his greatest virtue is speed, and he has excellent ball control and can be satisfied with his performance. Gavi showed that he is a great player, he moves well and cooperates with the attackers, all praise for him.
Benfica is coming from two big wins; they thrashed Sporting Braga 6-1 in the Primeira Liga and more recently saw off Pacos Ferreira 4-1. They’ve scored in each of their last five matches, and four of the matches have produced over 2.5 goals. Benfica will go to this game hoping to repeat their 3-0 first-leg win over Barcelona, but they’ll meet a more organized team, and the fact that they have no clean sheet in five matches makes it tougher. Twice in the last five games, Benfica has conceded three or more goals; in their previous game in the Champions League, they were thrashed 5-2 by Bayern, and for them to stay in the competition, they have to avoid defeat at least here. Roman Yaremchuk finally shows his proper form and scores important goals. He creates a lot of problems for the opposing defenders. Pizzi found the right role in the team, he moves great in the middle of the field, and it isn’t easy to take the ball away from this guy.
Barcelona is the favorite in this match, the goal is second place in the group, and we believe they will meet the expectations.
The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. We hope that football fans will enjoy this match.