Barcelona vs Benfica: Prediction and Betting Tips

20:00, 23 nov 2021
Barcelona vs Benfica prediction for Tuesday’s Uefa Champions League clash at Camp Nou in Barcelona. An important match between second-placed Barcelona and third-placed Benfica on matchday five of the Uefa Champions League. You can follow our free preview prediction and betting tips on this page.

A revived Barcelona looking to settle qualification

After a losing start to the 2021/22 campaign, Barcelona followed their two defeats with two wins over Dynamo Kyiv. In effect, the Blaugrana are lying in second place with six points two points above Benfica. Thus a win here will secure their progress to the knockout stages. Any other result and Barca will have to beat Bayern Munich in Germany in the final round.

Surely, newly appointed and four-time UCL winner manager Xavi will have a positive effect on Barcelona. Certainly, two back-to-back 3-0 defeats by Bayern Munich and Benfica were too much to bear for Barcelona. Accordingly, Xavi has some work to do with his defense which was Barca’s main strength when he was playing with the Blaugrana.

A win is what Benfica chasing at Nou Camp

Conceding nine goals in two matches from Bayern Munich is not considered disastrous these days. However, Benfica need to forget the last two matches and concentrate on their clash in the Nou Camp. On the positive side, the Eagles will be high in morale after beating Barca at home. But coach Jorge Jesus knows the Blaugrana are very dangerous at home and with Xavi as their new coach, it won’t be easy to grab a win. 

Notably, and apart from their last away defeat in Munich, Benfica have not lost before that match in their away trips. Moreover, the Reds had five clean sheets in their last ten away games. Also, Benfica scored in all of their last six away games with an average of two goals per game. Hence, it is important to be in top form in this match if Benfica want to steal the second spot.

Barcelona vs Benfica Prediction

Despite that defeat in Benfica in round two, Barcelona are the favorites to win according to the bookies. And Vbet is paying 1.59 for a home victory. Despite the fact that Benfica’s results are much better this season, still, Barcelona remain one of the best teams in Europe.

As for the goals market, Barcelona’s last five home matches averaged 1.8 goals. While Benfica’s average in their last five away matches is two goals. As a result, the bookies expect over 2.5 goals with odds of 1.62 at Vbet.

To conclude, we think Barca will dominate the game as the case with all matches in Nou Camp. However, we will see Benfica also attack, and hence it will be an open game with over 2.5 goals to be scored having a 60% chance. Thus we will back over 2.5 goals in this match.

Barcelona vs Benfica Betting Tips

Over 2.5 Goals 1.62 at Vbet

Both Teams To Score Yes 1.69 at Vbet

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