German heavyweights Bayern Munich to face their Portuguese counterparts Benfica in the third gameweek of this European Championship at Lisbon Stadium in Portugal.
Bayern, one of the hot favourites to win this year’s coveted trophy have beaten Barcelona in the opening game of this group and then beat Dynamo Kyiv comfortably to top the group. The Bavarians are Bundesliga leaders as well, so they’ll face little resistance in topping the group and going into the knockout stage as group winners.
Benfica on the other hand are a formidable side this year. They’ve beaten Barcelona in their last Champions League group match and are hopeful of making into the knockout stages are runners up. However, they’ll look forward to salvage atleast a point to keep that hope alive.
Date: October 20, 2021.
Time: 08:00 PM BST, 09:00 PM CET, 03:00 AM EDT.
Place: Estadio Do Sport Lisboa E Benfica, Lisbon, Portugal.
Referee: Ovidiu Hategan.
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USA: Fans from the United States can tune into Paramount+, TUDN app, TUDN USA, TUDNxtra and TUDN.com
UK: Fans from the United Kingdom can tune into BT Sport and ESPN.
— FC Bayern Munich (@FCBayernEN) October 20, 2021
Bayern vs Benfica Bold Prediction
Given the form Bayern are in, it’s very hard to stop them. Even though Benfica are a strong side this year, however, as it seems there’s no stopping Bayern this time around.
Our Prediction: Bayern 3-1 Benfica
Bayern win: 1.45
Benfica win: 6.00
Please Note: The odds are via MelBet. We do not promote betting. Please bet at your own discretion.
The pick of the match is Bayern.
Bayern vs Benfica Team News
Sven Ulreich and Alphonso Davies are ruled out due to injury for Bayern.
Valentino Lazaro, Gilberto and Haris Seferovic are out for Benfica.
No such suspensions for either of the team.
— SL Benfica (@slbenfica_en) October 19, 2021
Bayern vs Benfica Possible Line Ups
|Coach: Julian Nagelsman.||Coach: Jorge Jesus.|
|Tactics: 4-2-3-1||Tactics: 3-4-3|
|Manuel Neuer (GK)||Odysseas Vlachodimos (GK)|
|Benjamin Pavard (RB)||Verissimo (CB)|
|Niklas Sule (CB)||Nicholas Otamendi (CB)|
|Dayot Upamecano (CB)||Jan Vertonghen (CB)|
|Lucas Hernandez (LB)||Diogo Goncalves (RM)|
|Joshua Kimmich (DM)||Joao Mario (CM)|
|Leon Goretzka (DM)||Julian Weigl (CM)|
|Serge Gnabry (RM)||Alejandro Grimaldo (LM)|
|Thomas Muller (AM)||Rafa Silva (LW)|
|Leroy Sane (LM)||Roman Yaremchuk (RW)|
|Robert Lewandowski (ST)||Darwin Nunez (ST)|
Head To Head
Bayern wins: 5
Benfica wins: 0
Here are last three match results of the two respective teams:
Bayern 5-1 Bayer Leverkusen.
Bayern 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt.
Bayern 5-0 Dynamo Kyiv.
Benfica 2-1 Trofense.
Benfica 0-1 Portimonense.
Benfica 3-0 Barcelona
Players To Watch Out For
1. Robert Lewandowski: Who else but Robert Lewandowski to look out for in a Bayern fixture? The massive polish has scored 4 goals already in 2 matches so far.
2. Thomas Muller: With a goal and 2 assists, Muller is the second most important man to watch out for in Bayern line up.
3. Leroy Sane: The former Manchester City winger has shone bright in Champions League this season. The no. 10 has also scored a goal and put up 2 assists.
1. Darwin Nunez: This Uruguayan striker has scored 2 goals in as many matches so far and is the most important threat to Bayern defense in this match.
— Alejandro Grimaldo (@grimaldo35) October 19, 2021