Thanks to a double by Timo Werner, RB Leipzig won 2-1 at the Estádio da Luz on Matchday 1, taking the lead in Group G.
RB Leipzig vs Benfica Lisbon Soccer Betting Tips
Two and a half months later, with the next point win over the 37-time Portuguese champions, the red bulls could prematurely secure the ticket for the first successful qualifying for the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League. Already the draw would finally reach the Bundesliga club.
Here at RB Leipzig against Benfica Lisbon beat the bookmakers clear in the direction of the Saxons, who won after the home defeat against Olympique Lyon last both the first and the second leg against Zenit St. Petersburg.
They were respectable results, especially since the Russians are considered very strong at home. At RB Leipzig against Benfica Lisbon, the prediction is also affected by the results of the Adler. The “Águias” all lost their last five away matches in Germany and were able to win only three of their last 15 games outside of Portugal (two draws, ten defeats).
After all: In the previous four group matches Benfica has always scored at least one goal, which is why we at RB Leipzig against Benfica Lisbon the tip on “Both Teams to Score: YES” prefer, the overall considered more value than the bet on the home win of the favored Saxons.
RB Leipzig – Statistics & Current Form
If there were still critical sounds in the environment of the red bulls after the 1: 2 away defeat at SC Freiburg, then the subsequent five competitive games could hardly have gone even better.
Not only did Julian Nagelsmann’s team win all five of these games, they also scored a whopping 24 goals in the same period, with just four goals against.
Thus, RB Leipzig not only climbed to first place in Group G in the Champions League, but also moved into the knockout stages of the DFB Pokal and strengthened on Saturday by the 4-1 win over the 1st FC Cologne second place in the Bundesliga.
So could this week with two more wins two more milestones ready. On the one hand, with a point win at home against Benfica Lisbon the knockout round of the premier class in dry cloth, which the Saxons had missed on their debut two years ago.
And on the other hand, an away win in Paderborn, the Nagelsmann-Elf heap at least overnight at the top of the table of the German football league before Borussia Mönchengladbach could refill at home against Freiburg on Sunday.
The international balance of the red bulls is quite right. In the premier class, there are five wins from the previous ten competitive games, while in total in all competitions of UEFA eight wins from the previous 14 international home games are booked (two draws, four defeats).
No wonder that at RB Leipzig against Benfica, Lisbon, the odds of the bookmakers in the direction of the home side, which also won their – historically – only home game against a Portuguese team so far (3-2 over FC Porto).
Nevertheless, Julian Nagelsmann is defensively faced with problems. With Ibrahima Konaté, Dayot Upamecano, Willi Orban and Nordi Mukiele four defenders are currently injured or at least injured, which is why possibly the U19 youth players Frederik Jäkel and Malik Talabidi allowed to sit on the bench.
Accordingly, the bet on the home side is anything but a self-runner, although the 37-time Portuguese champion has always had a difficult time in Germany …
Expected formation of RB Leipzig:
➱ Gulásci – Halstenberg – Ampadu – Ilsanker – Klostermann – Demme – Laimer – Forsberg – Sabitzer – Werner – Nkunku
Last matches of RB Leipzig:
⚽️ 23.11.2019 – RB Leipzig vs Cologne 4: 1 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 09.11.2019 – Hertha Vs. RB Leipzig 2: 4 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 05.11.2019 – Zenit St Petersburg vs. RB Leipzig 0: 2 (Champions League)
⚽️ 02.11.2019 – RB Leipzig vs Mainz 8: 0 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 30.10.2019 – Wolfsburg vs RB Leipzig 1: 6 (DFB Cup)
Benfica Lisbon – Statistics & Current Form
At the national level, Benfica could not do much better at the moment. This summer, the squad managed to win the 37th national championship under coach Bruno Lage, who had only been brought in in January, which has further enhanced their status as record champions.
Even now, the Encarnados are back on top in the Primeira Liga, scoring 30 out of a possible 33 points – only the home game against FC Porto was lost 2-0 – which is all the more remarkable when considering the summer transfer activities.
Not only did Benfica lose to superstar Joao Félix in the summer, Raúl Jiménez also turned his back on the eagles. Just a fifth of the proceeds from the transfer fees reinvested those responsible.
The more central it was that players like Carlos Vinícius, who came from Naples, fully hit. With five goals, the Brazilian is the second most successful scorer of the Encarnados, although he succeeded at least in the premier class in three inserts still no participation in the match.
After all, it brought the two-time overall winner in this competition always at least one own goal in the previous four group matches, which ran but with only one win and three defeats, not too successful. Coupled with the fact that the red bulls have massive injury problems in defense, we see a lot of value at RB Leipzig against Benfica in the tip “Both Teams to Score/ YES“.
Whether that will be enough for the required threesome, the game has to show. It is clear that the dream of moving into the second round would otherwise have been over and the Eagles would also need help from Russia, which in turn would make wintering in the Europa League more unlikely in an away win in Leipzig.
A difficult away situation so in a country where was historically rare for the Encarnados something to get. 25 times, the Portuguese record champion in Germany and was able to win only two of these matches (six draws, 17 defeats). The last five competitive games with a representative of the Bundesliga were all lost.
In general, there is a lot of potential for improvement, as there are only three wins (one draw, 13 defeats) in the last 17 games that took place in the main round of the Champions League (ie from the group stage). In short, there is not much that speaks for the away win of “O Glorioso” …
Expected formation of Benfica Lisbon:
➱ Vlachodimos – Grimaldo – Ferreira – Dias – Tavares – Cervi – Pires – Luís – Fernandes – Vinícius – Chiquinho
Last matches of Benfica Lisbon:
⚽️ 23.11.2019 – Vizela vs. Benfica Lisbon 1: 2 (Cup)
⚽️ 11/09/2019 – Santa Clara Vs. Benfica Lisbon 1: 2 (Primeira Liga)
⚽️ 05.11.2019 – Lyon vs.. Benfica Lisbon 3: 1 (Champions League)
⚽️ 02.11.2019 – Benfica Lisbon vs Rio Ave FC 2: 0 (Primeira League)
⚽️ 30.10.2019 – Benfica Lisbon vs Portimonense 4: 0 (Primeira Liga)
RB Leipzig vs Benfica Lisbon Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
Head to head: 1 – 0 – 0
The 2-1 away win of RB Leipzig at Benfica in the first leg on 17 September 2019 was the only match between the two clubs, which leads the red bulls in the “head to head” balance.
Overall, it was already the second victory for a Leipzig team in the third match over a Portuguese team – and the first away in Portugal.
The Eagles, however, have played 49 times against a German opponent, but won only 14 of these games (14 draws, 21 defeats). Straight away reads the balance, as stated, but much worse. Only twice in 25 away games were the Encarnados in Germany as winners of the place go (six draws, 17 defeats).
RB Leipzig vs Benfica Lisbon Soccer Betting Tips Explained
At RB Leipzig against Benfica Lisbon, the prediction is influenced by the good momentum of the red bulls. Five competitive wins in a row with a total of 24: 4 goals speak a very clear language – and despite the fact that currently there are such major injury concerns on the defensive.
Add to that the great starting position, that the Saxons even the draw for the safe entry into the second round is sufficient, which is why the men of Julian Nagelsmann lurk in their own stadium on counterattack and their guests should leave the initiative, which had previously always had a tough time in Germany and in turn as a group last stand with his back to the wall.
Key facts – RB Leipzig vs Benfica Lisbon tips
♦️ RB Leipzig passes the draw, for the first time to enter the knockout stages of the Champions League
♦️ Benfica won only three of the last 17 games in the Champions League (one draw, 13 defeats)
♦️ Benfica Lisbon has already played 25 times in Germany and only won two of these games (six draws, 17 defeats)
Nevertheless, the odds for the Bundesliga home victory are too low for us to be able to play Tip 1 with sufficient value at RB Leipzig against Benfica.
Finally, it comes down to a little on the result between St. Petersburg and Lyon and the Leipzigers so far or so the draw, which is why in tight gameplay would probably not risk too much.
Therefore, we decide alternatively to play the market “Both teams to score/ YES”, in which the value is significantly higher, especially since the guests in all four group games always scored at least one goal and Leipzig also score in three out of four games could.
For “Both teams to score/ YES” at RB Leipzig against Benfica Lisbon odds of up to 1.75 are available. We are investing four units in this tip.
Competition: Champions League – Group G
Bet Tip: Both Teams to Score/ YES