Benfica and Standard Liege will meet in the 2nd round of the Europa League group stage. Benfica tops the group standings with one win, while Standard is bottom of the pile with a loss. The home team plays in phenomenal form, they have six wins in a row and want to continue the winning streak. The guests have two defeats in a row, and the team needs a cold shower.
October 28th, 2020 – 21:00
Benfica vs Standard Liege Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Benfica vs Standard Liege Predictions
Benfica defeated Lech Poznan 4-2, while Standard was brushed aside 2-0 by Rangers in their campaign opener. Benfica started their Europa League campaign with a comfortable win and followed that up with a 2-0 win in the domestic league over the weekend. This win extended Benfica’s winning run, and they now have six straight wins in all competitions. Crucially, the Portuguese side has scored at least two goals in each of those games with the winning margin of at least two goals in five of those six matches. However, home form is mighty impressive, with Benfica unbeaten in eight Europa League home matches, winning five and drawing three. Adel Taarabt plays in the middle of the field, which means a lot to the team, and his experience gives the team an advantage in many games. There are a lot of exciting players on the bench. Everton enjoys the pitch, and when he receives the ball and moves towards the goal, the opponent has a problem. His most significant strength is speed.
Standard followed their losing start to the Europa League with another loss over the domestic league weekend, putting them winless in three competitive matches. Even their away form in the season has been up and down with three wins and two losses this season. It gets worse when you consider the Europa League as Standard are winless in seven away matches – drawing three and losing four. Home and away, though, Standard have won four of their last seven Europa League matches – drawing two and losing one who was their latest match. Gojko Cimirot has found the right role in the team, he is moving great, and it isn’t easy to take the ball away from this guy. Samuel Bastien has excellent control of the ball, and he can play in several positions. Selim Amallah enjoys the field, and when he receives the ball and heads towards the goal, the opponent has problems. He does great in the penalty area.
Benfica is a big favorite in this match, and we expect them to keep up the form and win this game. We believe they are going to secure an advantage by half-time.
The realistic forecast for this match is over 3.5 goals. In the first match of the Europa League, Benfica scored four goals. This clash should be a real treat for all football fans.