SL Benfica - Bayern Munich betting tip & odds comparison 20.10.2021
Gameweek 3 in the Champions League will see the clash between Benfica Lissabon and Bayern Munich at Estádio da Luz. Kick-off time is at 9:00 PM on Oct 20, 2021. In our preview of Benfica Lissabon vs. Bayern Munich we will provide you with all the important facts and stats for this Champions League fixture. Let’s start by having a look at the current form of the two teams involved.
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Benfica and Bayern Munich will square off at the Estadio da Luz on Wednesday with both teams looking to extend their great starts to this season’s Champions League.
The hosts are second behind Bayern in Group E after picking up four points from their opening two games while Bayern top the group after a perfect start with two comfortable wins from the opening two games.
Melbet Welcome Bonus offers interesting betting options and prices for this game and we will explore a couple of them in this preview.
Benfica used the long route to get to the group stage of the competition but having gotten there, the Portuguese outfit have proven themselves after drawing 0-0 with Dynamo Kiev on opening day and following that with a 3-0 whooping of Spanish giants Barcelona, on matchday two.
Domestically, they have also asserted their dominance and they lead the league after 7 rounds. Coach Jorge Jesus fielded a largely second-string side for their weekend Taca de Portugal cup game and they were taken to extra time by Trofense before prevailing 2-1.
With Barca on their backs in that battle for 2nd place, the regular starters should be back for this critical tie and they look to secure that 2nd round berth.
Like the hosts, Barca were also on fire on matchday 2 as they put up a 5-star performance at home against Dynamo Kiev with a Lewandowski double and goal contributions from Gnabry, Sane and Choupo-Moting sealing an easy 5-0 thrashing of the Ukrainian outfit.
These kinds of performances have been common stay for the Bavarians in recent weeks. They were at it again this weekend with a 1st half 5 goal blitz setting them up for a 5-1 victory at Leverkusen that ensured they remain at the top of the pile in the Bundesliga.
A win here will virtually seal qualification to the knockout round and they will surely be gunning for that.
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BENFICA VS BAYERN MUNICH MATCH PREVIEW AND BETTING TIPS
Bayern Munich have been destroying teams left, right and centre, winning 10 of their last 12 games across all competition in the process. With the exception of the Frankfurt loss a couple of weeks ago, they have been pumping goals with relative ease in these wins. Benfica will certainly be a tough customer but they have the quality and experience at this level to overcome them. For our initial betting prediction, we backing the Bavarians to win and Over 1.5 Goals to be scored in this game @ 1.65.
Speaking of goals, Bayern’s mercurial forward Robert Lewandowski has not slowed down from his record-setting 2020/21 season. He has kicked off this season in scorching form and could be on course to shatter even more records. He has scored 15 goals in 11 competitive games including a double in two of his last three games. Melbet have him to score anytime priced @ 1.45 and we feel there is great value in picking this as our final tip here.
With more fixtures still to come this midweek, check out our sure wins for tomorrow and jump on the bets early before market moves affect the prices.
Benfica Lissabon performance of the last 6 home matches
Bayern Munich performance of the last 4 away matches
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