Benfica vs Bayern Munich
Date: Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK
Venue: Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica – da Luz (Lisbon).
Benfica and Bayern Munich are going to face each other in the opening round of the Champions League.
The hosts are enjoying a very good start of the national league as they are sitting on the top spot by missing the chance to win only once.
Rui Vitoria’s side has been very productive so far, while their defensive line is doing a good job. They managed to reach the group stage after going through two rounds of the qualifiers in which they managed to eliminate Fenerbahce and PAOK.
Although Benfica were in a tricky position at the latest step, they managed to turn around the result after being 2-1 down on aggregate to celebrate a 5-2 victory.
Bayern Munich are set for another dominant season in the Bundesliga as they opened their domestic campaign with three straight victories.
Thomas Muller and the lads are lethal in front of the oppositions’ goal as they are scoring three goals per match in average.
Although they are not considered among the top candidates for the trophy, their ambitions are always high, and the visitors should be seriously taken once again.
The Bavarians are definitely top candidates for securing the knockout round by winning one of the top two spots in group E.
Benfica vs Bayern Munich: Head-to-head
These two sides have met each other two times so far in the same competition and that was back in 2016 when they faced in the quarter-finals. German side was more successful by winning 3-2 on aggregate.
Benfica vs Bayern Munich: Prediction
Although it is never easy to play in Lisbon, and although Benfica have a good start of the season, Bayern Munich are favourites in this one and they should be able to get back home with their first three points this season.
Both teams have been super-efficient lately and we are expecting another entertaining clash in terms of goals scored. These two sides managed to find the back of the net in the last eight occasions, therefore the nets shouldn’t remain still in this one as well.
Benfica vs Bayern Munich: Bet Tips
Away win @ 1.50 (1/2)
BTTS Yes @ 1.70 (7/10).