Die Schwarzgelben were unfortunate to lose after a dominant performance in Lisbon but are clear 4/11 (1.36) favourites with Betway to give themselves a chance of progression by coming out on top in front of their own fans.
However, Rui Vitoria’s men come into this clash on the back of a seven-match winning streak and are available at 8/1 (9.00) to secure their place in the quarter-finals for a second season in succession with another victory here.
The guests sealed their place in the knockout stages with a thrilling 3-3 draw away to Besiktas in their final group game, and you can get odds of 17/4 (5.25) on them progressing even further with another stalemate away from home.
Averaging 2.5 goals per home game in the league and having found the net 11 times in three group stage matches in front of their own fans, Thomas Tuchel’s side will certainly back themselves to overcome the 1-0 aggregate scoreline on Wednesday.
While that game at the Estadio da Luz was the first in which the Germans have failed to score in this season’s competition, it was also the fifth time in seven matches they have failed to keep a clean sheet.
Having conceded in 13 of their last 16 fixtures in all competitions, the hosts should be wary of an opposition attack that has found the net in all but one of their 42 matches so far this campaign, and were on target seven times in their three group stage away games.
In fact, Benfica have been on the scoresheet in seven of their last eight away matches in the Champions League, so look like good value at 19/20 (1.95) to grab a precious away goal in an entertaining clash that sees both goalkeepers beaten.
|Both teams to score at 19/20 (1.95) for a 2pt stake with Betway|