Tip Benfica Lisbon - Leipzig
With Porto knocked out in the qualifying rounds, Benfica are the only Portuguese club in the Champions League this season. They are second in the Portuguese league, a point behind surprise leaders Famalicao. Benfica have won four out of their five league games with the other being a 2-0 home loss to Porto. Home form in the Champions League has seen them win two, draw two and lose one of their last five games, the only loss being to Bayern Munich. Their last seven home games in the Champions League have all had under 2.5 goals scored in them.
RB Leipzig have made a strong start to the season and top the Bundesliga. They are a point clear of Borussia Dortmund with three wins and draw. Their first three league games were all won before being held to a draw at home by Bayern Munich who took a third minute lead in that game. This is their second season in the Champions League and they have never made it out of the group stages. Last season saw them lose in the group stages of the Europa League. The tip here is for under 2.5 goals to be scored in this match.
Key points Benfica Lisbon - Leipzig
Benfica's last seven home games in the Champions League have all had under 2.5 goals scored in them
Four of the last six RB Leipzig away games in European competition have had under 2.5 goals scored in them.
Three of the last four Benfica matches have had under 2.5 goals scored in them.
Conclusion Benfica Lisbon - Leipzig
Benfica have tons more European experience than their German opponents. The pressure is on them with Porto not being in the Champions League so they will be desperate to get out of the group. They begin with a home game against RB Leipzig who are in only their second season in the Champions League. Go for under 2.5 goals to be scored in this match.
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Benfica Lisbon Leipzig Prediction published on September 15, 2019