Benfica host Salzburg in the first leg of the Champions League group stage. This meeting will start on September 20th. The “Eagles” are doing well at this start of the new campaign and are considered the favorite for the game at the Austrian club. Will the hosts be able to justify their status? We offer you the Benfica v Salzburg forecast and provide you with important statistics.
After losing to Boavista in the first round of the Portuguese championship, Benfica achieved good results in the next four matches. Defending champion Portugal scored two unanswered goals at home against Estrele (2: 0), defeating Vitoria Gimaaraines 4: 0. On the visit, the Eagles were stronger than Gil Vicente (3-2) and Vizela (2-1). “Benfica “is in the fourth row and one point behind” Porto”,” Sporting “and”Boavista”.
Last weekend, the team failed to extend the winning streak in the Austrian Bundesliga to seven matches. On the seventh matchday, the rival of the club was “Storm”, the groups scored two goals each, and the strongest did not drop out. After the result of seven matches, “Salzburg” occupies the first row of the Austrian championship table with a two-point advantage over the Graz representatives.
Data to consider
The Lisbon team won the last four matches. You can bet on the victory of the home team at the bookmaker 1xBet with a odds of 1.49.
The total number of plus goals (2.5) in the last seven matches of the Austrian club was conceded five times, and in the last five matches Benfica won four times. This option is specified by 1xBet with a odds of 1.62
The Lisbon team went into the break as the leader of the table four times in the last five matches. For the victory of Benfica in the first half, the experts of the bookmaker 1xBet set the odds at 1.80.
The highest number of yellow cards (4.5) occurred five times in the last six matches of Benfica. The option is available on the website of the bookmaker 1xBet with a odds of 2.57.
Bets and Predictions
Benfica has the advantage, since the national team of Lisbon usually performs at a high level in front of their fans. In the current campaign, the “Eagles” show a high performance, we do not rule out at least one goal achievement for the guests before the break. The game will be in the main category, Salzburg will make it as difficult as possible for the homeowners, but they will hardly be able to score in the Portuguese capital.
Our prediction for the match is Benfica with the highest total (0.75) in the first half with a odds of 1.73 on 1xBet.
Our second prediction is that Benfica will win at Bet365 with a odds of 2.05 + grand total over (2.5).
Our third prediction is an accurate result of 2: 1 with a odds of 8.50 at Mozzartbet.