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Benfica v CSKA Moscow Betting Tips: Home side to come through with ease
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Benfica v CSKA Moscow Betting Tips: Home side to come through with ease

These two Group A participants are both seen as likely title challengers in their domestic leagues, however, things have not got off to the best of starts for either of them with neither of them sitting top of their respective league tables. In terms of the Champions League, it looks like these two will be battling it out for the second spot qualification behind Manchester United. Despite an unbeaten start to the season, Benfica are currently down in third in the Portuguese Primeira Liga and two points off top spot. However, with them being the reigning champions, as well as the…

Borussia Dortmund v Benfica Betting Tips: BVB to turn it around on home soil
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Borussia Dortmund v Benfica Betting Tips: BVB to turn it around on home soil

After failing to score in the first-leg, Dortmund have it all to do as they now face Portuguese side Benfica in this second-leg, but, luckily, as turning on the style in front of a home crowd goes, BVB are up there with the best and have more than enough quality to turn things around at Westfalenstadion on Wednesday night. Despite losing the first-leg, Dortmund probably won’t be too discouraged with their performance. Tuchel’s men dominated proceedings and on another day would’ve scored two or three. Back on their own patch, the German outfit could quite easily prove far too strong for…

Benfica v Dortmund Betting Tips: Portuguese outfit not to be discounted on home soil
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Benfica v Dortmund Betting Tips: Portuguese outfit not to be discounted on home soil

As the Champions League begins to whir into action for the second time this season, Portuguese Primiera Liga leaders Benfica play host to German outfit Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night. On the face of it, this might appeal as a very winnable game for the visitors; however, the Germans haven’t exactly been firing on all cylinders of late, while the hosts are certainly no mugs, that’s for sure. At odds of 11/8, backing the home team on the ‘Draw No Bet’ market looks to be the best option here. Whether it’s in a less fashionable league or not, Benfica have…

Benfica v Napoli Betting Tips
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Benfica v Napoli Betting Tips

As things stand, Group B is one of the tighter groups in the Champions League and as we approach the final match-day there are still three teams who’s qualification hopes are still very much alive. Both Benfica and Napoli know that a win guarantees them top spot, but anything less could mean elimination from the competition. At the same time, though, a draw could see both through, but this largely depends on the result in Kiev – if Besiktas secure three points in Ukraine then they’ll have booked their place in the last-16, such is the tightness at the top…

Champions League Betting Tips: 6/4 Double!
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Champions League Betting Tips: 6/4 Double!

Benfica v Beşiktaş This match between both Portuguese and Turkish champions might not exactly be the most glamorous tie of match-day one, but, nonetheless, it does look an intriguing match-up. Having been drawn in a group with Napoli and Dynamo Kiev, both of these sides will fancy their chances of progression and will be looking for a good start here. From a betting point of view, it wouldn’t be too difficult to side with Benfica as the hosts, although there’s a better approach than that. Taking a different angle, backing the visitors to get on the score-sheet is the way to…

Benfica – Bayern. Valeri Karpin’s prediction
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Benfica – Bayern. Valeri Karpin’s prediction

There’s no doubt that Bayern’s squad is much stronger than Benfica’s. In the first leg Bayern quickly took the lead and were looking for a landslide victory. The match ended up finishing with just the one goal scored, a very respectable scoreline from Benfica’s point of view. I think that Bayern will be keen to kick on in this second leg, they won’t want to leave things til the last minutes of the game like they did against Juventus in the previous round. Benfica need to score, and therefore they will have to attack, and sooner or later Bayern, with…

Bayern Munchen – Benfica. Konstantin Genich’s prediction
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Bayern Munchen – Benfica. Konstantin Genich’s prediction

I do not know what should happen for Benfica to beat Bayern in these quarterfinals. They’ve got nothing to offer against Bayern, despite they’ve just roughed up Braga 5:1, a team that are in the quarterfinals of the Europa League. To me, Bayern are absolute favourites here and they will heavily rely on the first match. Of course, Bayern’ve got many players injured, but Guardiola’s team class has to say. In the matches against Zenit Benfica looked like a very comfortable opponent to the German team. I would suggest that Bayern will score in both halves. As my tips have…

Bayern Munchen – Benfica. Gabriele Marcotti’s prediction (VIDEO)
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Bayern Munchen – Benfica. Gabriele Marcotti’s prediction (VIDEO)

Benfica have won 21 of their 22 last games. That doesn’t mean it’s too much, given the quality of the opposition they face in Portugal. But it says a lot about their confidence. They are tough not to crack. Bayern, of course, have also had hiccups of late. Robben and Coman are doubtful for this game. I don’t see this being blowout at all, even though Bayern are favourites. Actually I like +2 handicap on Benfica. Single: Won Bayern Munchen - Benfica 05.04.2016 18:45 BST Champions League Bet: Benfica +2 @ Will the bet win? Voted 0 user Yes, it…

Acca on Tuesday’s Champions League action. Dmitry Khlestkin’s prediction
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Acca on Tuesday’s Champions League action. Dmitry Khlestkin’s prediction

Barcelona v Atletico Madrid Barcelona definitely didn’t take the match against Real Madrid very seriously. I haven’t seen Messi, Suarez and Neymar so loose and unmotivated for quite a time.  I think, the Blaugrana would have lost even to Malaga or Real Sociedad last Saturday. However, the things are likely to change in the match against Atletico Madrid.  Camp Nou will see very different Barca that will try to solve everything before the trip to Vicente Calderon. And when they want it, no one can stop them. That’s why I’m suggesting a -1.0 Asian handicap on the home team here.…

Zenit – Benfica. Gabriele Marcotti’s prediction (VIDEO)
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Zenit – Benfica. Gabriele Marcotti’s prediction (VIDEO)

Benfica were absolutely fine except their Classico against FC Porto – they’ve won 18 of 19 games in a row. But they broke down Zenit only at the very last minute in the first leg. You sort of expect both teams to stick to the game plan here. I mean 1:0 is a really finely balanced score. I expect a cagey game. Both teams know that the stakes are very very high. You can get a scoreless first half at 2.62 with William Hill. That seems reasonable to me, we can expect teams being cautious with the launch of attack later. The first half…

2/1 Champions League acca. Artur Petrosyan’s prediction
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2/1 Champions League acca. Artur Petrosyan’s prediction

Real Madrid – AS Roma Right, Madrid have scored ten in their last two, but they have also conceded in 6 of their last 7 games. It’s fair to say that there are several things that Zinedine Zidane is not satisfied with and is trying to make changes, which is never easy right in the middle of the season. Replacing Benzema, James Rodriguez and Isco with Mayoral, Lucas Vasquez and Jese in the Madrid derby was a clear indication of this. It’s not the names who are playing for the team, it’s the players. That’s the message he’s trying to…

Benfica – Zenit. Mark O’Haire’s prediction
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Benfica – Zenit. Mark O’Haire’s prediction

Zenit St Petersburg head to Lisbon for their first competitive fixture since the Champions League group-stage concluded in December but Andre Villas-Boas’ boys should still be capable of grabbing a goal. The Russians finished top of the tree in Group H, winning their first five matches before taking their foot off the pedal in their final fixture with Gent. AVB’s lively forward line that features the likes of Hulk and Artem Dzyuba did particular damage and should be able to inflict more on a Benfica side still hurting from last weekend’s disappointing defeat to domestic title rivals Porto. The Eagles…

Benfica – Zenit. Konstantin Genich’s prediction
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Benfica – Zenit. Konstantin Genich’s prediction

I have no doubt that Andre Villas-Boas’ team will be technically ready to face Benfica. Yes, technically, but the lack of game practice can serve a bad turn for Zenit. Benfica had a long winning streak in Portugal, but lost the last game against Porto. But that was Primeira and now it would be other tactics for them. Benfica should remember last year’s clash when they conceded two goals and got their player sent off playing against the Russians. So I think that they wouldn’t go forward from the very beginning, giving some free space to Zenit. St.Petersburg’s team are…

Benfica – Zenit. Tancredi Palmeri’s prediction
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Benfica – Zenit. Tancredi Palmeri’s prediction

Benfica against Zenit are one of the few balanced games in the Round of 16. The one thing going against the Russians is in fact, it’s their first official game since December, so it could take a while for them to feel fit again in a competitive match. Although, Benfica aren’t really having a great time after losing the Superclasico game at home on Friday against Porto. So it could be an equal start: in such a levelled game in fact to concede one goal, could mean to be put in danger for the qualification. That’s why we go on…

PSG – Chelsea and Benfica – Zenit. Editors’ acca
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PSG – Chelsea and Benfica – Zenit. Editors’ acca

Chelsea have their defensive line weakened by the injuries of John Terry and Kurt Zouma. But Guus Hiddink’s team restored the balance in attack and their win against Newcastle United this weekend proves that. Attacking trio Costa-Willian-Pedro are on fire and can burst any defence. Laurent Blanc is in the same situation: his attack with Ibra, Cavani, di Maria and Pastore is brilliant, but there is a soft spot in defence – right back position. Van der Wiel is injured and Aurier is suspended by the club. Both teams will try to use these weak points to score. The odds on…

Benfica – Zenit. Gabriele Marcotti’s prediction
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Benfica – Zenit. Gabriele Marcotti’s prediction

Benfica are coming off a home defeat to Porto, that’s bound to ratchet up the pressure even further as the top of the Liga slips away. Zenit are a very tough call: the first half of the season hasn’t been great, but they haven’t actually played a competitive game since December because of the Russian break. I’d expect a tight game, safety-first for both and ultimately 3.2 on the draw with William Hill seems about right. Single: Lost Benfica - Zenit 16.02.2016 19:45 BST Champions League Bet: Draw @ Will the bet win? Voted 0 user Yes, it will 50%…

Benfica – Atletico Madrid. Konstantin Genich’s prediction
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Benfica – Atletico Madrid. Konstantin Genich’s prediction

It’s a very important match for the both of teams. They have secured their progress from the group, but will fight for the first place. Atletico Madrid need only a win to get that. The Portuguese won in Madrid – 2:1. Atletico are seeking for the revenge. They don’t want to get Bayern Munich in the first round of play-offs. Atletico will attack. They are in top form. They score and not concede anything. The odds are very good on their win. If you don’t want risk, you could stick with draw no bet. Single: Won Benfica – Atletico Madrid…

FC Astana – Benfica. Konstantin Genich’s prediction
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FC Astana – Benfica. Konstantin Genich’s prediction

Astana are opening the match day with a home match against Benfica at 3pm GMT. It’s an important match for the Portuguese that could secure their progress from the group. They need to win in Kazakhstan or wait for Atletico Madrid’s win or draw against Galatasaray. Benfica managed to get two shutout wins out of the last two league matches. But this weekend they lost in a cup match against Sporting Lisbon in extra time. I think this loss will motivate Benfica. I can’t believe Astana won’t lose a single home game in the Champions League. Yes, they are playing…

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