Our betting experts at Ace Football preview the Champions League match between Benfica and Salzburg. Keep reading to get the latest team stats and betting tips.
Estadio da Luz is the place where Salzburg kick off their latest Champions League campaign by taking on Benfica this Wednesday in Group D.
Form: Benfica vs Salzburg
Benfica swept all aside in their last three matches and started off by winning 2-3 against Gil Vicente. They went on to defeat Vitoria de Guimaraes 4-0 and made it three on the spin against Vizela in a 1-2 victory. In their last six Champions League home matches, Benfica won four times. They’ve drawn once and lost once, scoring 15 and conceding seven goals.
Salzburg look well suited to take on any opponent presently, as their last three matches saw them gaining seven points. They ran out 1-2 and 2-0 winners against Wolfsberger AC and Rapid Wien, respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against Sturm Graz, who claimed a point in a 2-2 draw. Salzburg didn’t manage a single away win in their last six Champions League matches, but managed two draws and suffered four defeats. They conceded 16 and scored four goals themselves.
Betting stats and facts for Benfica and Salzburg
Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the most recent games that Benfica and Salzburg played across all competitions.
- Benfica have won 6 of the last 8 home matches without conceding a goal
- Benfica have scored in 17 of the last 18 matches
- Benfica have scored in 15 of the last 17 home matches
- Benfica have won 7 of the last 8 home matches
- Benfica have won 5 of the last 6 home matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Salzburg have not lost the last 11 away matches in a row
- Salzburg have scored in the last 11 away matches in a row
- Salzburg have won 9 of the last 11 away matches
- Salzburg have won 6 of the last 7 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Salzburg have won the last 4 away matches in a row while scoring more than 1.5 goals
Players on top: Benfica vs Salzburg
As the new Champions League season begins, Benfica and Salzburg have several players who could be key in leading their offensive lines. Here are some of the potential goalscorers to watch out for in their upcoming match.
Popular betting markets: Benfica vs Salzburg
Benfica won their last four matches on the bounce. Benfica claimed seven wins in their previous 10 matches at Estadio da Luz. They lost three as well, while visitors Salzburg won seven of their last 10 away matches. They drew three and lost zero. Salzburg are a tough unit to crack on their travels, having gone 12 impressive away matches in a row without losing.
Both teams to score
In the past ten home games, Benfica has won three matches without conceding a goal and scored the opening goal eight times. Similarly, Salzburg scored the first goal in nine out of their last ten games, winning five of them without conceding.
Over 2.5 goals happened in six of Benfica’s last ten matches. They banged in an average of 2.2 goals on the way. In the last ten games for Salzburg, seven of them had more than 2.5 goals, and they scored an average of 2.7 times goals per game themselves. Salzburg scored at least once in their previous nine matches on the bounce.
Benfica vs Salzburg Prediction
To summarize, the upcoming Champions League clash seems to be a good opportunity to place some bets. Taking into account the stats and facts for Benfica vs Salzburg mentioned in this article, we are offering a free prediction below.