Benfica vs Rangers
Date: Thursday, 5 November 2020
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Estádio da Luz.
At this point, it’s a given that these two teams will be making it into the knockouts from Group D. The reason being – not only were they the best teams in the group even before the competition had commenced, but since then they have shown that quality as well.
As of now, either team has won both of their games in the tournament, and is placed in the top-two spots with six points each. Meanwhile, the other two teams are understandably still trying to post their first point on the board.
Considering the sheer form both teams have shown over the course of the past several months, it’s inferred that goals will come from both sides of the pitch this Thursday.
Benfica vs Rangers: Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two teams are locking horns with each other for the first time. However, the Eagles have clashed against Scottish opponents a total of ten times. The last eight were against Celtic, and the other two against Heart. Of these, Jorge Jesus’s men had recorded three of the previous four wins against Celtic.
- The Teddy Bears are on a three-game winning run against Portuguese rivals.
- They are also on an 11-match unbeaten run, of which seven were wins.
Benfica vs Rangers: Prediction
The Eagles had recorded a 3-0 win at home against Standard Liege the last match-day in the Europa. Meanwhile, Steven Gerrard’s men registered a 1-0 win at home against Lech.
Going on, the Teddy Bears are on a nine-match winning run, and a 17-game unbeaten run. Do also note that they had won 20 of their preceding 23 overall matches, and had scored two or more goals in 14 of their previous 17 fixtures.
In addition, they are also on a five-match winning run away from home, and had scored a total of 23 goals from the past eight such road trips.
On the other hand, their counterparts had won 12 of their former 15 overall games, and they had scored two or more goals in 13 of their last 16 fixtures. And at home, they had won ten of their preceding eleven appearances, and in the process had scored two or more goals in all these games as well.
As such, it goes without saying that either team is in fiery form. Moreover, the winner of this upcoming encounter surely will have a great shot at ending up group champions, and for the reason, we can expect a fierce and competitive clash between the two.
Count on the match-up to be a high-scoring thriller.
Benfica vs Rangers: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.90 (9/10).