Benfica vs Standard Liege
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 29 October 2020
Kick-off at 21:00 UK/ 22:00 CET
Venue: Estádio da Luz.
The Reds are the outright favorites to top Group D, and justifying their tag as the top-dog, they opened their campaign on a great note. They have now raced to the top of the table, and with another win this Thursday, they could take a serious step towards qualification to the knockouts.
They have been in unstoppable form lately, and particularly so at home. On the other hand, not only have Les Rouches begun their Europa League run with a loss, but they have also placed themselves dead last in the standings.
On top of that, they have also been inconsistent with their performances. By the looks of things, expect Benfica to have the edge at the Estádio da Luz.
Benfica vs Standard Liege: Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two teams are taking on each other for the very first time.
Benfica vs Standard Liege: Prediction
Jorge Jesus’s men recorded a 2-4 win on the road the last match-day in the Europa, against Lech. In the meantime, Philippe Montanier’s men lost 0-2 at home against Rangers.
As things stand, the Reds have a huge edge this Thursday. They are on a six-match winning run in overall fixtures, and they had also won 12 of their preceding 14 games. Going on, they were also unbeaten in 21 of their last 25 overall fixtures.
Do also note that they had scored two or more goals in 16 of their previous 20 match-ups. And at home, they had won nine of their former ten appearances, and had scored twice or more in ten of their last eleven fixtures here.
On the other hand, their counterparts are on a three-game winless run, and had conceded two or more goals in their past two matches. On the road, they had lost four of their preceding eight fixtures, and they were also winless in 12 of their 19 such match-ups away from home.
Considering these stats, it’s obvious that Benfica are the favorites to post an easy win this Thursday.
Benfica vs Standard Liege: Betting Tips
Benfica -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.70 (7/10).