The Champions League returns to us on Tuesday, with two quarter-final battles on the day. Here is our prediction for the Benfica v Liverpool match prediction for these teams read on our website. Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet nigeria.
The Eagles were lucky
Benfica is not showing the best game this season, lacking stability, with the team already in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. If you look at it, the Eagles have been lucky, beating the then crisis-ridden Barça in the group for second place. As for the 1/8 finals, there was a 2-2 draw at home, and on the road they fought back the whole game, actually realizing the only chance after the standard – 1-0. The club is only third in the championship and is very likely to remain in that position, the last round was an away defeat to Braga – 2:3. Injuries will not allow three players to play.
Liverpool are in great form
The Merseysiders are doing very well, winning their quartet in the Champions League with six wins in six games. Liverpool handled Inter in the 1/8, a 2-0 away win and a 0-1 home defeat. Jurgen Klopp’s side are in contention for the title in the APL, where they are currently in second place, just a point behind leading Manchester City. In the last round, the team took on Watford 2-0 at home. Given that they have already managed to take the League Cup, and are already in the semi-finals in the FA Cup, there is an opportunity to win four trophies at once. Liverpool are all fit and healthy, with only Keita’s appearance in doubt.
The two legendary clubs have a considerable history of face-to-face encounters, most often in the European cup play-offs, where Liverpool were more successful. The last encounter took place back in 2010, so generations have changed since then.
The Merseysiders are quite expectedly considered favourites even away, with the odds on them dropping, which means betting fans believe in Liverpool. In boxing terms, the opponents are now in different ‘weight classes’. Even at home, it will be difficult for the Eagles to avoid defeat. We’ll bet on the English club’s success with a -1 goal handicap.