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CSKA Moscow vs Benfica Prediction & Betting tips
CSKA Moscow and Benfica meet on Wednesday! It is the 5th game of this year’s Champions League host. In this group, Manchester United is in first place, with the full score of four games, followed by Basel and CSKA with 6 points each. Abandoned in last place with no single point is Benfica. For CSKA Moscow, this game is about a lot! In the last game, the top team from Manchester is waiting, so ZSKA is doing well against Benfica to score the important three points. The team from Portugal is almost fixed as a table last. Nevertheless, Benfica will take this game seriously, if only because of his own pride! The game will be kicked off in Moscow at 5:00 pm. The first meeting of the two teams ended with a 1: 2 away win from Moscow.
CSKA Moscow :
CSKA Moscow has started strongly in this year’s Champions League. In the starting game – against today’s opponents – could be turned away a 1-0 deficit in a 1: 2 victory. The two home games were both lost. Especially in the 0-2 defeat against the Swiss champion, the Moscow disappointed. CSKA will certainly have drawn important conclusions from the past games, so that in the third and final home game finally a victory can be retracted.
In the domestic league, it is not really around for the reigning runner-up. Only in 3rd place is the team of coach Viktor Goncharenko. Already after 17 games, ie more than half of the season has already been played, CSKA has 7 points behind the city rivals Lokomotiv Moscow. Surprising is certainly that CSKA was able to win their last home win in September. Is this a chance for the weak Benfica?
Benfica is currently on the last place in the table and has lost the European winter. Four games did not result in a single point. Thus, Benfica has lost every match in this year’s Champions League! In addition, the offensive by Benfica could not convince, only Seferovic could score in the starting game against Moscow. In the last three games have conceded 8 goals. Especially in Basel, the Portuguese top team was literally demonstrated. The 5: 0 could have been even higher.
In the Portuguese championship it is running better for the team of coach Rui Vitoria. After 11 games Benfica has 26 points in the account and is thus on the 3rd place in the table. Only one point behind the city rivals Sporting Lisbon and 5 points behind the 1st placed Porto. It is also amazing that Benfica has allowed fewer goals in the 11 league games than in the four Champions League games. The offensive is also showing more teeth in the Primeira Liga. On average, the striker from Befinca meet almost twice per game. Express mention should be given that Jonas 13 of the 23 goals scored alone. He is of course the top scorer in the league! Benfica currently has a run in the league. The last 5 games resulted in a strong 13 points and a goal difference of 10: 3. It remains unclear whether the team from Lisbon in cold Moscow can continue this series.
CSKA Moscow vs Benfica head to head matches
12.09.17 CL Benfica CSKA Moscow 1 : 2
24.02.05 EL Benfica CSKA Moscow 1 : 1
17.02.05 EL CSKA Moscow Benfica 2 : 0