Ace Football previews the Champions League game between Benfica and Club Brugge, who meet up this coming Tuesday. The match preview includes the current team news, stats, and a recommended betting tip.
Club Brugge will go up against Benfica on Tuesday for the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie. The visitors head to the Estadio da Luz hoping to overturn a 2-0 aggregate deficit following last month’s defeat in the opening leg.
Team form: Benfica vs Club Brugge
In their last three outings, Benfica won 3-1 against Boavista, beat Vizela by 0-2, and hammered Famalicao 2-0. The Eagles won four of their last six Champions League matches on home soil, drawing once and losing once. They conceded eight and scored 15 goals.
Club Brugge Form
Club Brugge added four points to their collection in their last three matches, which began with a 2-2 draw with Cercle Bruges. A 2-0 win against Gent followed, before a 3-0 defeat against Oostende in their most recent match. In their last six away matches in the Champions League, the visitors won twice, while also recording two draws. They endured two defeats in this run, with a scoreline from these matches saying nine goals conceded and eight scored.
Betting facts for Benfica and Club Brugge
Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the last couple of matches that Benfica and Club Brugge played across all tournaments.
- Benfica have won 7 of the last 9 matches without conceding a goal
- Benfica have not lost 21 of the last 23 home matches
- Benfica have scored in 23 of the last 25 matches
- Benfica have scored in 19 of the last 20 home matches
- In 11 of the last 13 Benfica matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Club Brugge have not won 13 of the last 15 matches
- In 8 of the last 10 matches Club Brugge played, both teams scored
- Club Brugge have conceded in 11 of the last 12 matches
- In 9 of the last 11 Club Brugge away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Club Brugge have not lost 8 of the last 10 away matches
Players in form: Benfica vs Club Brugge
Kamal Sowah shows decent form right now for Club Brugge, as he scored two goals in his last six games in the Champions League. The visitors need more from him, though, when facing Benfica, who are strong favourites on Tuesday. Siding with Joao Mario also looks like a nice prospect as he scored five goals in his last six Champions League matches.
Popular betting markets: Benfica vs Club Brugge
Benfica won eight of the previous 10 home matches across all tournaments, drawing one and losing one as well. Club Brugge won two from a possible 10 away from home, as they also drew five and lost three in this run. Benfica won their last 4 matches in a row. The Eagles didn’t lose any of their previous 5 matches at Estadio da Luz.
Both teams to score
Benfica scored the first goal of the game an impressive nine times out of the last ten games. Club Brugge scored the opening goal in five of a possible ten games. Benfica won an impressive seven of these matches without conceding a single goal. Will they manage to add another clean sheet with three points? Depending on your betting strategy, a home win to nil certainly looks worth considering for an accumulator.
Over 2.5 goals came out six times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Benfica, who scored an average of 2.7 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the last ten outings for Club Brugge, who managed to score 1.1 times in those matches.
Betting suggestion: Benfica vs Club Brugge
In conclusion, the upcoming game between Benfica and Club Brugge seems like a decent betting opportunity. Considering the abovementioned stats and facts, we have come up with a betting suggestion for this Champions League match.