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Benfica vs CSKA Moscow Prediction & Betting tips
An entertaining match on this day on Tuesday will be played by Benfica and CSKA Moscow for the first date of the Champions League (group stage).
In my opinion, the Lusitanian box is a favorite because of the collective and offensive potential it possesses, as well as the local factor. For this reason and even when the Russians are ordered and complicated to overcome in their actions, we advise you to play a few euros to the bet “Benfica will win any half”. It is expected that he can handle the times and get an advantage in any of the 2 stages. Remember that it is a vital duel for the classification.
Take into account that Benfica comes from beating 2-1 to Portimonense as local, proving to be a complicated team to overcome in his stadium (13 points of 15 disputed in his domestic tournament). It has a wide and varied squad of midfield forward, being feasible that can keep pace with the game. Of course, a detail in his favor is his fanaticada, which always puts pressure on the stadium Da Luz.
On the other hand do not forget that the Portuguese box has added 3 consecutive victories in its field by its local league. Before beating Portimonense, he had beaten Braga 3-1 and beat Belenenses 5-0. Considering these results, it is logical that he can score at least one goal and that he can win a half as required in this forecast. Just take care of the punctual plays that the Russians will have.
Continuing with the analysis you must know that CSKA Moscow arrives toned to this duel after beating Amkar 0-1 as a visitor for his domestic league and add 16 points in the general table. The team returned to win after two matches without being able to do it, being his objective not to lose track to the leader Zenit. It is known for being an uncomfortable set to overcome in European competitions.
To finish we tell you that the Russians have not lost as visitors in their championship, adding 10 points from 12 disputed. It comes from beating 1-3 to Anzhi, to overcome 1-2 to Tosno, to equal 0-0 with Ural and to overcome Amkar as mentioned in the previous paragraph.
After reviewing the details of this match I play for the bet Benfica will win any half because of the following reasons: First because Benfica is a compact and offensive team at a time, standing out for managing well the times and for always generating goal situations Second because the Lusitanians have won their first 3 matches at the Da Luz stadium, proving to be overwhelming to their people. Always comes with tacked plays or quick kickbacks. And thirdly because CSKA Moscow, even if it is a tight and orderly squad in defense, remains a somewhat limited set at European level. Faced with this reality, we believe that the “Eagles” can win the game or at least one half, regardless of the final result.
Benfica vs CSKA Moscow head to head matches
24.02.05 EL Benfica CSKA Moscow 1 : 1
17.02.05 EL CSKA Moscow Benfica 2 : 0