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Benfica vs Zenit 16 Feb 2016: Champions League Preview and Prediction

Alex Witsel, Hulk and their teammates will travel Portugal where they will take on Portuguese giants Benfica in what should be a great game. This game is probably the one with lowest level of interest as far as the world in concerned but I think that both teams are very evenly matches and I am expecting it to be a good game. Furthermore this game has a lot of value in it so I think that is great.

This game has two really good bets and the first one is if we bet on the outright result. Benfica are at home for this match and with all the travel and weather climate changes, it is going to be hard for Zenit to put up a fight here. I expect the home team to get a comfortable win here so I think that betting on that result is a good option since we are getting an amazing price to do so and it should get through pretty easily. Benfica are a well-rounded team and they should show that at home so I really like this bet.

The second bet I also like is wagering on the goals scored. This is a knockout game so it is natural for the sides to play with caution. In addition to that they are pretty solid at the back in the domestic leagues so I am expecting a low scoring game here. A 1-0 or 2-0 score to Benfica is what I expect so betting on under 2.5 goals is a good wager and we are getting a good price so I shall also be putting money on this bet come match day.

This going to be a good match and with the value we have here I will be watching it for sure. I expect a low scoring Benfica win so that’s what I betting on for this game. 


Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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