Liverpool hosts Benfica in the second leg of a 2-leg aggregate on Wednesday knowing they’ve got a lot of room for error. The first leg happened in Lisbon. It wasn’t good for Benfica. Does the underdog have any shot of keeping the match close? Or will Pool, like they did in the first leg, dominate their rivals? See below for Champions League odds, analysis, and a free pick for Liverpool versus Benfica.
Benfica v Liverpool Betting Odds | UCL Quarter Finals – 2nd Leg Match Analysis
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- When: Wednesday, April 13 at 3:00 pm ET
- Where: Anfield, Liverpool, England
Why Benfica will beat Liverpool
On April 5, Benfica didn’t play their best. The Reds dominated, but Benfica had entered the match off a loss. In the second leg, Benfica enters after playing one of their better matches of the season. The Protueguese Liga squad beat Belenenses 3-1. Expect a much better effort from the road dog. Benfica should at least keep the match close.
Benfica Last 5
- W – 3-1 vs. Belenenses
- L – 1-3 vs. Liverpool
- L – 3-2 vs. Braga
- W – 2-1 vs. Estoril
- W – 0-1 vs. Ajax
Benfica Predicted Starting Lineup
Why Liverpool will beat Benfica
Liverpool played a fantastic match against rival Manchester City. Pool ended up drawing 2-2, but there were moments where it looked like the Sky Blues might pull away. So a draw on the road versus the Premier League’s best is an accomplishment. Not only that, but in the first match, Liverpool rolled Benfica, dominating their Wednesday rivals 3-1. Konate, Mane, and Diaz all scored. Don’t be surprised if Salah gets a goal, or even a couple on Wednesday. Although they have an aggregate lead, Pool won’t hold back because this at Anfield in front of the Reds’ fans.
Liverpool Last 5
- D – 2-2 vs. Manchester City
- W – 3-1 vs. Benfica
- W – 2-0 vs. Watford
- W – 0-1 vs. Nottingham Forest
- W – 0-2 vs. Arsenal
Liverpool Predicted Starting Lineup
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Final Betting Analysis: Benfica at Liverpool
Benfica is a quality squad, but Liverpool is on another level. The Reds played a marvelous game at the Etihad on April 10 to secure a 2-2 draw versus Manchester City.
Because they drew instead of beating the Sky Blues, Liverpool knows they have a slim chance of winning the English Premier League. Jurgen Klopp’s team will instead concentrate on winning the Champions League.
Although Pool has a 2 road goal lead over Benfica, Klopp will instruct his team to put on a show. Liverpool must be frustrated at blowing their chance to leapfrog City on the Premier standings.
They will take out their frustrations on an overmatched Benfica squad. Expect Salah, Mane, and Diaz to play great matches. On their pitch, Liverpool will roll. The Reds win this by at least 2 goals.
Champions League Pick: Liverpool -1 ½