Benfica hosts Zenit
Benfica hosts Zenit at the Estadio da Luz in Lisboa in a game from Group G of the Champions League. This match is important for both teams, so let’s see it in our Champions League predictions today.
Benfica are currently 4th in the group with 4 points, but they have some chance to at least finish third if they win against Zenit on Tuesday. The Russian team is second with 7 points, while Olympique Lyonnais are third with the same amount of points – 7.
We can’t say that Benfica’s performance in the competition so far is even close to being impressive. The Portuguese giants won just once – against Olympique Lyonnais, made one draw and suffered three losses. For a second consecutive year Benfica are not doing well in the Champions League, which is a food for thought for the club’s board. Maybe they have to change something in the way they prepare for the season,
In the same time Benfica are doing very well in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. They are currently leading the standings with 36 points, being 5 points ahead of Porto. In 13 games played in the league the Eagles have 12 wins, which is much better than the way they perform in the Champions League.
Zenit on the other hand are holding their destiny in their own hands. The Russians know that they will one hundred percent continue to the 1/8-finals if they win on Tuesday. For them this is a moment of great opportunity, but winning in the Portuguese capital is never easy. Benfica will be tough and Zenit know it well.
That’s our Champions League predictions today for the match between Benfica and Zenit in Group G. When these two teams met in Saint-Peterburg Zenit won the game with 3-1, but this does not mean anything for the match on Tuesday. We wish you good luck, lads.