Juventus vs. Benfica Prediction, Tips and Odds – Sep. 14, 2022 21:00 CET
In the duel with Benfica, the Juventus team will try to achieve its first victory in the Champions League this season. However, it will not be an easy task for them, considering that the team from Lisbon has a great experience of playing such games in the Champions League.
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Juventus struggled in the match against the superior PSG, but the Parisians were still better with 2:1. Considering all the forecasts ahead of that game, the Juventus team can be very satisfied, but now they have a very difficult fight for second place with Benfica.
Juventus come into this game after a tough game against Salernitana in Serie A, so the performance of fatigue could be a significant factor. Juventus allowed the opponent to play the game in the desired rhythm, and it ended very badly for them.
Bearing in mind that this could be a direct clash for second place in the table, the Turin team must play this match much more carefully, because a possible defeat would have unforeseeable consequences for them.
The visiting team struggled for a long time against Maccabi from Haifa, but persistence paid off in the end. The Portuguese won with a score of 2:0 and took a step forward towards reaching the round of 16. That fight is far from over, but they enter this game much more relaxed than the local footballers, and that can be a very solid advantage for them.
In previous seasons, Benfica has shown that it is a team that knows how to “play for the result”, and because they would be very satisfied with even one point won here, we believe that they will not take many risks.
Offensively, they cannot match their favored opponent, so it is to be expected that the players of the visiting team will pay special attention to the defensive part of the game.
Injuries and suspensions
Juventus: Ake, Chiesa, Kaoi Jorge, Peeters and Pogba. Di Maria, Locatelli, Rabiot and Szczesny are uncertain for this match.
Benfica: Joao Victor, Lucas Verissimo, Morato and Tavares.
Juventus vs. Benfica Prediction
The duel between Juventus and Benfica is practically a direct clash in the fight for second place in the group. Both teams would be in an awkward position in case of defeat, especially the home team.
Both teams have a lot of problems with the absence of players, and when we add to that that Juventus had a very difficult game on Sunday and that the consequences of fatigue should be seen, we believe that we are in for a game in which both teams will play more cautiously.
Prediction: Under 9.5 shots on target