Benfica vs. PSG Prediction, Tips and Odds – Oct. 05, 2022 21:00 CET
The Lisbon crowd will get the chance to see the fantastic trio of Mbappe-Neymar-Messi live on Wednesday night as Benfica hosts PSG. The match is scheduled for 21:00.
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Benfica Team News
Considering the two victories in the first two rounds, Benfica can welcome this match in a calm mood and without too much pressure. With a 2-0 win in the last round against Juventus, they got a vast six-point advantage over Torino, so we are sure that the home players are currently full of confidence.
This season, we are used to seeing the Benfica players being aggressive on the field in defense, and they showed it brilliantly in the first group matches, given that they only conceded one goal. They are cautious in front of their fans, so we again believe in the very energetic approach of the local football players, especially since they are waiting for incredibly high-quality individuals from the PSG team.
PSG Team News
Before the group stage, PSG and Juventus were the leading candidates for a place in the round of 16. But, the black and whites from Turin are already very far from that goal after two games. PSG is the group B table leader, and we must say they are favorites to win the trophy this season. We say this because they are a team that creates goals with incredible ease, and how could they not when Mbappe, Messi, and Neymar are in the life’s form.
But now they have a meeting with a very “tough” Benfica team, and we will see how one of the best offensive teams in Europe will adapt to the slower pace of a team that “bites” in defense. We must add that PSG is not under pressure to win all three points in this game, which could be a critical factor that could significantly affect the final result.
Injuries and suspensions
Benfica: Lucas Verissimo, Morato, Tavares and Joao Victor.
PSG: Kimpembe, Pembele and Sanches.
Benfica vs. PSG Prediction
As both have six points more than Juventus, there is practically no pressure. Here we expect a duel between two teams of different quality (Benfica defensively, PSG offensively). As always, we prioritize the team that relies on the defense.
Benfica ended their thirteen-match streak at the weekend with a 0-0 draw against Guimaraes. And as they used up a lot of energy in that game, we’re not sure they’ll have the motivation to accept the faster pace PSG will try to impose.
Although PSG is a team with incredible attacking potential, we think that this time they will have a little more trouble than usual, as this will be their first game of the season in which they will face a very defensive-oriented opponent.
Kick-off Time: Wednesday, 05.10.2022, 21:00 CET
Prediction: Under 3.75 goals