Betting tips & odds comparison 18.08.2021 SL Benfica - PSV Eindhoven
Betting Tip for matchday 1 of the 2021/2022 Champions League Qual. between SL Benfica and PSV Eindhoven. The game will be played at Estádio da Luz (Lissabon, Portugal) on 18.08.2021 at 21:00.
Benfica vs PSV Eindhoven, UCL Qualifiers, 18.08.2021
A chance to play in the UEFA Champions League group stage awaits the winner of this tie and both teams want it badly. Benfica and PSV Eindhoven were quite impressive in the previous round, winning both home and away against Spartak Moscow and Midtjylland respectively.
Both teams missed out on the Champions League group stage last season and would do anything to make a return. An exciting clash is in the offing in what is being billed as the tie of the round.
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Benfica’s excellent recent form has seen them go unbeaten in the last 11 matches (W9 D2), with 4 straight wins in their last 4 matches. They scored 2 goals in each of those games and managed to keep 3 clean sheets in the process.
Benfica have won their 2 opening league games of the season. New recruit Roman Yaremchuk had a goal and assist as they beat Arouca in the Primeira Liga last weekend. He is likely to play a key role in this match as well as the Eagles go for victory at home.
PSV Eindhoven’s unbeaten run is even longer, stretching back 17 games (W14 D3). They have started the season well and already enjoyed some silverware when they beat fellow Dutch giants Ajax in the final of the Johan Cruyff Shield. A victory in this tie would just be as sweet.
PSV Eindhoven had to knock out Galatasaray and Midtjylland in the previous round to get to this stage. In the end it looked easy, but their next opponent is likely to present a much bigger challenge. PSV will need need to perform even much better than before.
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Benfica eliminated Spartak Moscow 4-0 on aggregate in the previous round while PSV Eindhoven overcame Galatasaray 7-2 (Agg) and Midtjylland 4-0 (Agg) on their way here.
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Benfica average 1.80 goals and PSV 2.40 goals per game in their last 5 games respectively. Both teams play excellent attacking football so we are likely to have goals from both sides.
BETTING TIP TODAY: We go for Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 as our prediction for this game.