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Benfica vs PSV Eindhoven: Prediction and Betting Tips

20:00, Aug 18 2021
Benfica vs PSV Eindhoven prediction for Wednesday’s Champions League qualification round clash at Estadio Da Luz in Lisbon. After finishing third in the Primeira Liga last season, Benfica will host PSV who finished second in the Eredivisie, in the final round of the Uefa Champions League qualification for the group stages. You can find our free prediction and betting tips in the following lines.

Benfica is eager to reach the group stage of the CL

Benfica is one of the most successful clubs in Europe having won the Primeira Liga a record 37 times. In addition, the Eagles have two European Cup (Champions League) to their name they won in 1961 and 1962. e Primeira Liga a record 37 times. In addition, The Eagles won the European Cup (Champions League) twice in 1961 and 1962. Clearly, the Portuguese team has the ambition of playing in the group stage of the CL after missing out last season. 

Incidentally, it has been a very successful start of the season for coach Jorge Jesus and his team. Indeed, Benfica won four of their competitive teams so far, two in the Primeira Liga. Also, The Eagles won two of their CL qualifying matches against Spartak Moscow 4-0 on aggregate. Hence, one goal conceded in four matches is a great defensive performance by Benfica.

Benfica Key Points

  • Benfica failed to score in just one of their last ten matches
  • The Eagles have scored on average 2.1 goals per match 
  • Jorge Jesus team has three clean sheets in their last four matches

PSV Eindhoven having a rocket start to their season

24 Eredivisie titles, a European Cup title, and a UEFA Cup trophy, surely make PSV also one of the leading clubs in Europe. Furthermore, the Dutch side are undefeated in 13 competitive games dating back to March. Like their opponents, PSV also missed playing in the Champions League round-robin phase last season. 

Coach Roger Schmidt has a very strong squad and they seem to be ready for the challenge of Benfica. The Red and Whites also had a very good start to their season. In fact, they have a better record than Benfica with six consecutive wins since the start of the new season. The Eagles had eliminated both Galatasaray and Midtjylland to set a final qualification clash with the Portuguese side.

PSV Key Points

  • PSV have won their last six matches
  • The Red and Whites have scored 17 goals in six matches
  • Roger Schmidt’s team have four clean sheets in the last four games

Benfica vs PSV Eindhoven Prediction

A very tough tie to say the least is awaiting both teams. In fact, it will be a fierce battle between these two to secure a place in the Champions League group stage. Moreover, the prize money of 18.6M for a CL group appearance is on the table.

In addition, what makes this tie so hard to predict is the incredible form that they started their season. As both of them had a number of wins to start with amazing offensive and defensive performances.

Benfica are slight favorites to qualify and win this match with the bookies. That’s a bit surprising given that PSV has had better results recently. Probably playing at home in the first leg gives the Portuguese side that edge.

Most of the markets have very high odds at Vbet so we can choose the probable outcome with good values. We think it will be a tight match with not too many goals in it. The Double chance and total goals combo market at Vbet has some very interesting bets.

Benfica vs PSV Eindhoven Betting Tips

1 or X and Under 3.5 Goals 1.84 at Vbet

1 or 2 and BTTS Yes 2.43 at Vbet

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