Champions League: Bayern Munich vs Benfica

Bayern Munich vs Benfica Betting Tip and Predictions. In the first leg of the Quarter-finals in the UEFA Champions League, Bayern Munich host Benfica at Allianz Arena. Read below betting preview, useful info and predictions for the match between Bayern Munich vs Benfica.


Bayern Munich play fantastic this season and they are one of the main candidates to win this competition. In the 1/8 finals of the UEFA Champions League they have managed to eliminated Juventus, despite the fact that Italians have a good result until the end of the game. Without any doubt, Benfica are weaker team than team from Turin, but in this phase of this competition it’s not important and all teams are looking for result. Bavarians play amazing upfront their supporters and if they start this game good, they could finish the job in the first leg and go “on vacation” in Lisbon. Despite the fact that home side are favorites to win this game, their coach is Josep Guardiola. “Benfica are playing very well at the moment and I have to admit I am very impressed how well.” – said Guardiola.

Benfica play very good this season and they’ve made big success after they reach the Quarter-finals in the Champions League, but they want to make one step forward and reach the Semi-finals. In the 1/8 finals they eliminated Zenit Petersburg, beating them twice and they hope that can make another good result. They know that Bayern Munich are very strong and favorites, but Benfica have nothing to lose and they hope that can make good result in the first leg. “We have no fears. We have analysed our opponents and they are a strong team, but we will give our all to get a good result here in Munich.” – said Rui Vitória, Benfica coach. Visitors are in the great form with 8 consecutive wins in all competitions.

Bayern Munich vs Benfica injuries and suspensions

Home team miss Boateng and Badstuber, while Robben and Benatia are both doubtful. On the other side, visitors will be without Júlio César and Luisão.

Bayern Munich vs Benfica possible lineups

Bayern Munich: Neuer; Lahm, Kimmich, Alaba, Bernat; Alonso, Vidal; Coman, Ribéry; Müller, Lewandowski.
Benfica: Ederson; André Almeida, Lindelöf, Jardel, Eliseu; Fejsa, Renato Sanches, Gaitán, Pizzi; Jonas, Mitroglou.

Bayern Munich vs Benfica Prediction

Home team are the big favorite to win this game and I believe that they will do their best in order to make more than good result in the first leg. Visitors have nothing to lose, so their chance is to hit the net tonight and delay the decision for the second leg. I expect an interesting game between Bayern Munich vs Benfica and at least three goals.

Bayern Munich vs Benfica Betting Tip: over 2.5 goals @ 1.53 (Bet365)

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