Benfica and Club Brugge face off on Tuesday in the UEFA Champions League in the second leg of their Round of 16 at the Estádio da Luz.
Benfica vs Club Brugge Odds
Benfica is the favorite sitting at -235 while Club Brugge is the underdog sitting at +600. The total in this game sits at 2.5 goals with the over cashing at -150.
Benfica vs Club Brugge Previous Matchups
Benfica currently sits with a 2-0 lead on aggregate heading into this game. Joao Mario scored in the 51st minute on a penalty kick and David Nerres scored in the 88th minute to help secure the victory. They finished the game with 45 percent of the possession and one shot on target. Benfica had 55 percent of the possession and four shots on target.
Benfica Betting Preview
On Friday, Benfica faced off against Famalicao and they were able to secure a 2-0 victory. Goncalo Ramos scored in the 36th minute and again in the 93rd minute. They finished the game with 64 percent of the possession and seven shots on target. Benfica is pretty healthy heading into this game, but they will still be without a couple of key players. Mihailo Ristic and Julian Draxler are both dealing with longer-term injuries and won’t be able to go in this game. Chiquinho also isn’t expected to be able to go in this game.
Club Brugge Betting Preview
On Friday they faced off against Oostende, and they were defeated 3-0. They had 69 percent of the possession and three shots on target, but it wasn’t enough. They allowed 6 shots on target and 31 percent of the possession. Hendry is dealing with a quad injury, and he’s not expected to be able to go in this game. Raphael Onyedika looks to be over his illness, and he could move back into the starting line up in this game. Make sure to check out Tuesday’s game between Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund.
Shane’s Free Pick
Club Brugge struggled in the first round against Benfica and it’s going to be no different in this game. Club Brugge’s defense struggled against Oostende giving up three goals and they are going to have some major issues again in this game. Look for Benfica to score at least two goals, and they won’t give up any. Back Benfica -1.5 to cash here.