Benfica faces RB Leipzig
Benfica faces RB Leipzig at the Estadio da Luz in a match from Group G of the Champions League. Here are our Champions League predictions for this fixture between these two sides.
Last season Benfica didn’t do good enough in the Champions League. The Eagles from Lisboa finished third in their group, which didn’t allow them to qualify for the 1/8-finals of the competition. They won just 7 points, finishing third in the standings and progressing to Europa League.
You can be sure that now Benfica will have only one goal in mind – to do better and reach the knockout phase at any cost. They are in one group with the teams of RB Leipzig, Olympique Lyonnais and Zenit, so this is a pretty even group and the chances are there.
In the Portuguese Primeira Liga Benfica are currently second with 12 points, being just one point behind the surprising leader Famalicao. So far the Eagles have a record of four wins and just one loss. In their last league game Benfica hosted Gil Vicence at home and enjoyed a 2-0 win. Nogueira from the visitors scored himself an own goal, while Pizzi added one more for Benfica.
RB Leipzig are returning to the Champions League after playing in the Europa League last year. They successfully finished in the Top 4 of the German Bundesliga, which allowed them to participate again in Europe’s best tournament.
The big change in RB Leipzig is related to the club’s manager. The youngest coach in the Bundesliga Julian Nagelsmann left his former club Hoffenheim and moved to Leipzig.
So far Nagelsmann is doing really good, because RB Leipzig are leading the Bundesliga standings with 10 points won from four matches played. In the previous round the Red Bulls hosted the champion Bayern Munich and won a point after a 1-1 draw at the Red Bull Arena.
That’s our Champions League predictions for the game between Benfica and RB Leipzig from Group G. We wish you good luck with this one.