On Wednesday, Liverpool will host Benfica in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal.
Liverpool vs Benfica
Wednesday 13 April, 20:00
Jurgen Klopp is aiming to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the third time in his tenure at Liverpool. Liverpool are confident of advancing to the semi-final after a 3-1 lead from the first leg in Portugal.
Liverpool come into the game having drawn 2-2 against Manchester City in the Premier League over the weekend. Liverpool came from behind twice in the match and were second best throughout the first half before improving in the second 45 minutes.
Liverpool are undefeated in all competitions in their last six games. The team won five of those six matches, including the 3-1 win over Benfica in the first leg of this tie.
With the exception of their most recent Champions League match at home against Inter Milan, Liverpool has won 8 of their last 9 UCL matches.
In the Champions League, Liverpool has won three of its last five games at Anfield. Three of the wins came against AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, and Porto. There was also a draw at home against Real Madrid in last season’s UCL.
Liverpool has scored at least two goals in three of their last four home Champions League matches. However, they have conceded goals in two of their last four home Champions League matches.
For their Champions League matches, Liverpool scores 2.44 goals on average!
On Saturday, Benfica defeated Belenenses 3-1 at home in the Portuguese Primeira Division. The result leaves them 15 points behind Porto, who are top of the table in Portugal.
However, this was the first win in 3 matches for Benfica following defeats at Sporting Braga in the Primeira Division and Liverpool at home in the Champions League.
Caretaker coach Nelson Verissimo’s side are undefeated in 4 of their last 5 UCL games. In the two matches before the loss to Liverpool, Benfica beat Dinamo Kyiv at home and Ajax away. They also drew with Barcelona away and Ajax at home.
The Champions League away form of Benfica shows they struggle to win games and they have only won one of their past nine away games (D3 L5), though that victory did come in the last round when they eliminated Ajax (1-0 last month).
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Liverpool vs Benfica betting tip: Liverpool to Win & Over 3.5 goals @ 2.35