Benfica – Zenit : Preview & Prediction
Benfica still have a slight hope of being overthrown in the Europa League … they will have to win the Russian club by at least 3 goals away. Defeating 3 goals to 1 in Russia, the Portuguese club has a rematch to take home against the current 3rd group. The Portuguese championship leader, who has been undefeated since November 5 and his defeat in Lyon (3-1), remains on 2 major league victories against Maritimo (4-0) and Boavista (4-1) last Friday. Benfica will want to sign a second home win after their success against Lyon (2-1). Zenit Saint Petersburg, leader of the Russian championship, remains on 5 victories, all competitions combined. including the last two against Spartak Moscow (1-0) and against Dinamo Moscow (3-0). Outside, in the Champions League, Zenit travels very badly with 4 trips without the least victory, including two during this European campaign in Lyon (1-1) and Leipzig (2-1). A 3rd unsuccessful match in Portugal?
Benfica have a very small chance of qualifying for the Europa League.
Benfica have lost only 1 match in their last 12 outings.
Benfica are in a series of 5 wins in a row, all competitions combined.
Benfica scored 1 goal in February 2016 against Zenit at home.
The Russian club has 1 draw in Lyon and 1 defeat in Leipzig on the outside in this round.
Benfica will bravely play for their hopes of being overthrown in the Europa League … The Portuguese club should win but will that be enough?
Benfica – Zenit : Betting Tips
Benfica – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70