The prediction of PSV and Benfica comes before the match of the Champions League Quals playoffs. This game will be played on August 24th at Philips Stadion, Netherlands. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
PSV vs Benfica Match Preview and Team News
PSV host Benfica in this Champions League play-off round. The hosts trail 2-1 from the away first leg and will hope to avoid being knocked out at this stage for the second season in a row. This season has seen them get wins over Galatasaray and Midtjylland with 11 goals scored and all four games won. That unbeaten record went in the first leg in Portugal. They conceded two goals in the first half but pulled one back in the second half. On Saturday, they had a good win with a 4-1 home victory over Cambuur, making it two wins out of two in the Dutch Eredivisie. Home form in the Champions League has seen them win each of their last three with 11 goals scored, but both teams scoring in all of them. Only one of their last 21 home games in all competitions has been lost. Ibrahim Sangare plays well in the middle of the pitch, and he does not allow the opponent much action. Noni Madueke excellently, he is fast in the one-on-one game, and he is unstoppable.
Benfica also missed out on the Champions League group stages last season. They had to beat Spartak Moscow to reach this playoff round. That tie was won 4-0, and they made it three wins in a row with victory in the first leg. They may well regret conceding that second-half goal and not adding to the two they scored in the first half. Benfica has won all three of their Primeira League matches this season. Saturday saw them win 2-0 at Gil Vicente, though they had to wait until the 84th minute to break the deadlock. Away form in the Champions League has seen them struggle with five losses in six before the win at Sparta Prague. Gian-Luca Waldschmidt finally shows his proper form and scores important goals. He creates a lot of problems for the opposing defenders. Pizzi found the right role in the team, he moves great in the middle of the field, and it isn’t easy to take the ball away from this guy.
PSV vs Benfica Predicted Lineups
PSV: Drommel, Mwene, Ramalho, Boscagli, Max, Van Ginkel, Sangare, Madueke, Gotze, Gakpo, Zahavi.
Benfica: Vlachodimos, Lucas, Otamendi, Morato, Goncalves, Weigl, Mario, Grimaldo, Pizzi, Yaremchuk, R Silva.
PSV vs Benfica Betting Tips and Predictions
There are no favorites in this match, and we won’t be surprised if this clash could end in a draw.
This will be a big fight between these two rivals, and we should expect a goal from both teams. Football fans should enjoy this match and see at least a goal in each net.
BTTS Yes @1.75
Correct score 1:1 @7.00