German champions Bayern Munich are looking to keep up their push for a Sixth UEFA Champions League trophy when they face SL Benfica in the first leg of their quarter-final tie this Tuesday. Follow us as we take you through a brief preview of this clash, complete with free soccer betting odds tips and picks.
How To Bet The Bayern Munich vs Benfica UCL Quarter-finals Soccer Odds, TV & Game InfoWhen: Tuesday, April 5, 2.45 pm ETWhere: Allianz Arena, MunichTV: BT Sport (UK), Fox Sports (USA)TV Stream: FoxSportsGoSoccer Odds: Bayern Munich win: 1/5, Draw: 6/1, Benfica win 16/1
Why Bet on Bayern Munich
On paper, this game will be Bayern’s to lose, as virtually all statistics are in favor of the Bavarians. Bayern have won all nine of their last two-legged knockout ties against Portuguese opponents, three of those coming against Benfica. In addition, Bayern have won all their four home Champions League games this year, scoring a whopping 18 goals in the process. As if that is not enough, Bayern’s previous three home games against Benfica ended up in two 4-1 wins and one 5-1. In essence, that’s the reason many soccer betting pundits are expecting this game to be a high-scoring win in favor of the Munich team. Couple all that with the fact that Bayern is arguably the most-balanced top-to-bottom team in the competition with a fierce attack and a solid defense, it would be a surprise if the Bavarians don’t come out of this game with a win.
Why Bet on Benfica
Benfica, in spite of coming into this game as a huge underdog, have all the ingredients needed to shock the Bavarians. Their fighting spirit was showcased in the manner in which they defeated Zenit St. Petersburg in the Round of 16 games. Meanwhile, in their domestic Portuguese league, they are placed atop the standings, five points clear of their next competitors. And as far as form is concerned, Benfica have won 19 of their last 20 games in all competitions. Against a Bayern team that showed Vulnerability by going 2-0 down at home to Juventus in the Round of 16 clashes (before scoring four goals to eventually win 4-2 in extra time), Benfica should be more than capable of serviceably holding their own on Tuesday.
Bayern vs. Benfica Expert Soccer Betting Predictions
The odds in this game look to be in favor of Bayern, and rightfully so, but with injuries in the defense—including the duo of Jerome Boateng and Holger Badstuber who are ruled out and Medhi Benatia and Javi Martinez who are doubtful—Benfica will have a chance of being competitive in this game, possibly scoring a goal or two to make this clash interesting. In the end, though, Bayern’s class will prove too much, leading to a rather dominant win for the home team.
Final Score Prediction: Bayern 5, Benfica 1.