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Benfica vs Chivas Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

1:06 PM WAT 19/07/2019
Alan Pulido Chivas
The Mexican side were beaten in their opening game and we are backing them to suffer another defeat against the Portuguese champions in Santa Clara

Chivas play their second match of the International Champions Cup on Saturday evening against Benfica at the Levi's Stadium.

It will likely feel like a home encounter for the Mexican side in California and the majority of the crowd will be hoping to see the Guadalajara outfit bounce back from defeat in their opening game against Fiorentina.

Benfica have played a couple of friendlies this summer in their home country but this will be their first game in North America. 

Latest odds

The Portuguese champions are clear odds-on favourites to win this one, with William Hill pricing them at 27/100 (1.27), while Chivas can be backed at 10/1 (11.00) to claim their first ever ICC win  The draw is offered at 9/2 (5.50).

Team news

New signing Oribe Peralta started up-front for Chivas alongside Alan Pulido against Fiorentina and the two are likely to feature from the start once more.

Benfica are likely to hand a start to Raul De Tomas, with the new signing having already got off the mark in pre-season against Academica.

Preview

Chivas' 2-1 defeat to Fiorentina was their third friendly defeat in a row, having already been beaten by Boca Juniors and River Plate before the start of the International Champions Cup.

However, it could have been different for the Mexican side in their ICC opener but Alan Pulido missed a penalty with the scores level and they are likely to put up a fight here

Having already played three friendlies against top-level opponents Chivas should be in decent shape, and while Benfica are likely to be too strong for them, Tomas Boy's side can at the very least get on the scoresheet.

Tips and predictions

The price of 2/1 (3.00) for Benfica to win and both teams to score looks appealing. This competition does not tend to see too many clean sheets so backing goals at both ends makes sense, whilst the Portuguese champions should be able to see off Chivas. 

Benfica to win and both teams to score at 2/1 (3.00) for a 1pt stake with William Hill