RB Leipzig vs Benfica
Europe – Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Red Bull Arena (Leipzig).
Considering home advantage, respective positions in the table, victory in the reverse fixture, and by the sheer stature they enjoy due to taking part in a top-five league in Europe, Leipzig holds the upper hand this Wednesday.
RB Leipzig vs Benfica Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture ended in a win for the Germans, with a 1-2 scorecard. This match also served as the sole h2h encounter between the teams.
RB Leipzig vs Benfica Prediction
Leipzig scripted a comeback win the last match-day, as they took on Hertha. The game was part of their Bundesliga schedule, and moreover, keep note that the former were on the road.
In the 32nd minute, the hosts had found the back of the net to put the opponents under pressure. However, they responded phenomenally well, and took back the lead by the end of the first half itself, with the scoreline sporting 1-2.
Later they added two more goals towards the end of the fixture, to take their tally to four. Though the home team returned one right at the end of the match-up, it was too late. The game ended 2-4, in favor of the guests.
Benfica too recorded a similar victory the last match-day. They were on the road and had locked horns with Santa Clara. The hosts found the back of the net first in the 17th minute and led for a considerable amount of time. However, Benfica slotted two goals in the second half, with the second one coming just 12 minutes from full time, to ensure the three points.
This Wednesday, consider the home advantage for Leipzig, in regards to determining the favorite. Their latest home match had ended in a massive 8-0 victory for the team. Moreover, they are on a four-game winning run in overall fixtures and scored a total of 20 goals from these match-ups.
In addition, they are at the top of the table in Group G and have won all of their matches so far, but one. They have also conceded the least number of goals, whereas their opposite number is placed dead-last in the table, and lost all of their games barring one.
Furthermore, take into account the win for Leipzig on the road, in the reverse fixture. They did not pay heed to the away handicap in cruising to the win then.
Finally, the strength of the respective leagues need to be taken into account, and with a German team taking on a Portuguese outfit, it goes without saying to whom goes the tag of the favorites.
Bringing all these factors under the microscope, a win is the most likely for hosts, Leipzig.
RB Leipzig vs Benfica Betting Tips
To Win: RB Leipzig @ 1.50 (1/2)
RB Leipzig -0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2).