Benfica vs PSV Eindhoven Prediction – Champions League – 08/18

Benfica vs PSV Eindhoven prediction on August 18, 2021. Benfica is playing at its home Estadio da Luz in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Play-off round 2021/22, the top goal of coach Jorge Jesus’s players is to get themselves a favorable result before having to march to the Netherlands.

Benfica Overview

Representative Benfica from Portugal had a very unsuccessful season when only finishing the domestic league in 3rd place. And also in the previous season in the arena of the UEFA Europa League. Benfica also stopped quite an early step from the round of 16 against Arsenal. To get a ticket to this UEFA Champions League Playoff round, coach Jorge Jesus’ team had a pretty destructive victory over Spartak Moscow with a total score of 4-0 after 2 matches.

PSV Eindhoven Overview

PSV Eindhoven representative from the Netherlands had a pretty successful season when they won the runner-up position in the domestic league. The team’s best achievement in recent years is entering the group stage of the UEFA Champions League in the 2018/19 season. Before coming to this round, teachers and coaches Roger Schmidt did not have too many difficulties when they easily got victories over Galatasaray and Midtjylland.

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Asian Bet – Benfica vs PSV Eindhoven prediction

Despite playing the first leg in Lisbon, it is Benfica who is under pressure. Jesus’ men only won 3/9 matches in the European Cup last season. But they were all against unappreciated opponents. Confrontation history also does not favor Benfica with 1 defeat and 1 draw in the last 2 times against PSV.

PSV Eindhoven this season is showing an invincible image with 6 wins in all competitions. The mark of Schmidt’s men must include 2 destructive victories 4-0 against Ajax and 5-1 against Galatasaray. Although underrated, PSV’s brave play and high spirit are not easily subdued. The result of a draw after 90 minutes of the first leg is a worthy achievement for PSV’s efforts to rise.

Benfica vs PSV Eindhoven Prediction: Choose PSV Eindhoven +0.25

European Bet

European odds assess Benfica’s ability to win higher with home advantage. However, PSV Eindhoven is making strong strides and is not comfortable in the bottom position. Inconclusive results are very easy to happen because there are still 90 minutes of the second leg.

Choose Draw (FT)

Over/Under Bet – Benfica vs PSV Eindhoven prediction

PSV Eindhoven is the runner-up of the Dutch league and is having a better performance in the new season. With a quality squad including star Mario Gotze, PSV showed themselves at a different level compared to Midtjylland and Galatasaray in the last two qualifiers. 

Schmidt’s team was superior in every way, controlling the game perfectly and finishing the opponent in the first leg. In the last 6 matches PSV won all, only conceded 2 times, and kept 4 clean sheets.

Benfica vs PSV Eindhoven Prediction: Choose Under 2.5

Line-Up

Benfica: Vlachodimos, Grimaldo, Weigl, Pizzi, Goncalves, Vertonghen, Lucas, Otamendi, Mario, Seferovic, Silva.

PSV Eindhoven: Drommel, Sangare, Gotze, Madueke, Mwene, Andre, Boscagli, Max, Ginkel, Vertessen, Zahavi.