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PSV Eindhoven vs SL Benfica: Prediction and Betting Tips
PSV Eindhoven hoping for a good performance
PSV did very well to get a goal in the first leg of this important tie. The Dutch side went behind 2-0 in the first half with a weak performance having just one shot at goal. However, things changed completely in the second half as coach Schmidt’s team pushed to close the gap. And they were somehow successful in their surge as they had their opponent’s back on the ropes in the second half.
While they had just three goal attempts in the first half, PSV had eight in the second. Furthermore, the 53% possession of the first half turned into 68% after the break. Indeed, Schmidt’s side could score more had they not missed so many chances. In the end, Schmidt will hope to continue where they left off in Lisbon and keep the pressure on the Portuguese side.
PSV Key Points
- PSV won four of their last five away matches
- The Red and Whites scored in all of their last ten matches
- The average number of goals scored in the last five home matches by PSV is four
Benfica hoping to continue their winning streak
Despite not being on top in the first leg against PSV, Benfica still came out with a one-goal lead. The Portuguese side were always on their back foot in the match. However, two goals against the run of play gave Jorge Jesus’s side a 2-0 lead in the first half. Still, it wasn’t easy for Benfica to hold on to their lead with so many difficulties in their defense to deal with PSV’s attack.
Notably, The Eagles are on a six-match winning streak since the start of the season. They eliminated Spartak Moscow in the previous round in a convincing fashion with a 4-0 aggregate. In addition, they won all three of their Liga Portugal clashes and share with Sporting the top spot of the Standings. To conclude, Benfica will be delighted with the first leg result despite their resolute performance.
Benfica key points
- Benfica conceded on average 0.8 goals per game in their last five away games
- The Eagles scored on average two goals per game in their last five away games
- Four clean sheets are what Benfica had in the last ten games
PSV Eindhoven vs SL Benfica Prediction
This will be one of the most awaited ties in the Champions League in the final qualification round. Both teams have great history both domestically and in Europe and they will fight to clinch that spot in the CL group stage.
PSV were the better side in the first leg and will fancy their chances in the second leg. Schmidt has one injured player, Ledezma who is ruled out. While Jorge Jesus has four injuries to critical players that he has to deal with. Surely Benfica will be on the defensive.
The bookies are favoring Benfica to qualify with odds of 1.65 at Vbet. While PSV has an odds of 2.65. We think there will be goals in this match and the bet of over 1.5 goals with the match-winner outcome at the combos section at Vbet, is a very good one.
PSV Eindhoven vs SL Benfica Betting Tips
1 or x and Over 1.5 Goals 1.64 at Vbet
1 or x and BTTS Yes 2.16 at Vbet
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