Benfica vs Spartak Moscow, August 10, 2021 Match Prediction
August 10, 2021 12:00 pm
Date: August 10th, 2021
Venue: Stadium of Light, Lisbon
Benfica will be looking to press home their advantage over Spartak Moscow, after two second-half goals in the Russian capital saw them take a huge step towards the Champions League group stages.
Both teams had chances in the first leg in Moscow and while Benfica’s lead is a significant one, should Spartak score early, they will fancy their chances of turning things around.
Benfica (2) vs Spartak Moscow (0) Match Prediction
Few would have expected the Portuguese giants Benfica to be having to qualify for the Champions League but a poor season last year, losing out to Sporting Lisbon and Porto domestically, has left them having to scrap to play in the group stages.
Throughout the first leg in Moscow, the Portuguese side looked in control both in and out of possession and they will be looking to press home their advantage in this one.
Defensively, they look assured with Nicolas Otamendi and Jan Vertonghen proving to be stoic in central areas and they will be looked towards again for stability at the back this season.
Julian Weigl has added a whole new dimension to the Benfica midfield, which is already packed with quality and the likes of Adel Taarabt and Pizzi tasked with providing creativity and industry.
Haris Seferovic is a proven striker at club and international level and he will be looked towards again by Benfica for goals this season.
Despite being very much in the first leg for long periods, Spartak Moscow now look to have a mountain to climb in order to reach the Champions League group stages.
Portuguese manager Rui Vitoria will be doing all he can to mastermind one of the great European comebacks in the country of his birth.
Aleksandr Maksimenko couldn’t do much about the two goals conceded in Moscow and he is a solid presence in goal for Spartak.
Samuel Gigot has looked the part at centre back in recent times, with the Frenchman known for his tenacity and former Premier League star Victor Moses will be on hand to provide flair further up the field.
Aleksandr Sobolev is a prolific goal scorer and he will be the man Spartak look towards when it comes to putting the ball in the back of the net.
Benfica vs Spartak Moscow Match Odds
Benfica – $1.53
Spartak Moscow – $7
Draw – $4.6
Benfica vs Spartak Moscow Best Bets
|Haris Seferovic to score anytime||$2.4|
|Both teams to score in the match – NO||$1.95|
|Under 2.5 goals in the game||$2.05|
|Benfica to win the match||$1.53|
Benfica vs Spartak Moscow – Match Prediction
While Spartak Moscow certainly won’t give up hope heading into this one, the damage looks to have been done.
Benfica dominated the ball for long periods in Russia and look to be a team brimming with confidence and they should have too much for their Russian counterparts here.
Predicted Result: Benfica to win the match – $1.53.
Predicted Correct Score: Benfica 2 – 0 Spartak Moscow – $7.5.