Bayern Munich vs Benfica
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Arena (Munich).
Benfica will need a miracle to keep chances of advancing from the Group E. Being four points shy of Ajax in second place, they need a victory on Tuesday evening against pace-setters Bayern Munich away at Allianz Arena. The Eagles have never previously defeated German giants which only confirm the uphill battle they have in front of them in the Matchday No 5.
However, the visitors do have reasons to dream of a success here knowing about Bayern’s dreadful form under Niko Kovac this season. The Bavarians re nowhere near their untouchable status in Bundesliga where they sit 5th after 12 rounds of the competition. The most recent of shocks was seen on Saturday afternoon when recently-promoted Fortuna Dusseldorf claimed a point in a 3-3 draw at Allianz Arena. Niko Kovac’s troops thus allowed three goals in each of last two domestic fixtures against Borussia Dortmund (3-2 loss) and Fortuna Dusseldorf (3-3 draw).
Bayern Munich vs Benfica: Head-to-head
These two likes battled each other in five different two-legged ties before this term of the Champions League.
Bayern Munich won 9 and drew 1 of these ten outings.
The Bavarians were successful in the first Matchday of the current campaign as well beating the Eagles 0-2 at Luz via goals from Robert Lewandowski and Renato Sanches.
Bayern Munich vs Benfica: Prediction
The hosts will secure a progress to the last 16 round with anything but defeat here, while they can also lock their top spot in the group with a victory. It is hard to see the value in backing the home win at 1.28 knowing about the massive crisis in Bayern’s dressing room ahead of the tie.
The German champions were super easy to break down in recent outings which is why we find the home win & BTTS as the stand-out pick at the odds of 2.62. You should keep an eye on Benfica’s talisman Jonas who scored a goal in each of team’s last four games in all competitions after coming back from the injury. Jonas was on target on Thursday night when the Eagles saw off second-division side Arouca in Portuguese Cup (2-1).
Bayern Munich vs Benfica: Bet Tips
Bayern to win & BTTS @ 2.62 (13/8)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.53 (8/15).