PSG vs Benfica Live Football Score Match 05 Oct 2022
PSG vs Benfica Live Football Score Match 05 Oct 2022
While PSG is the favourite to win this game, Benfica has been great so far and we would focus on goals instead of trying to guess who wins the game. So, our first prediction is for this game to go over 2.5 total goals, just like the last duel between these teams.
In addition to that, three of the four games that these two teams played in Champions League so far have gone over 2.5 total goals and both teams are averaging over 2.50 goals per game in their domestic leagues.We saw both teams score in the last meeting between Benfica and PSG.
And while this game was played seven years ago, we can see both teams scoring in this match too, especially with both teams in good form and averaging many goals.After all, both teams scored in both Champions League games played by PSG so far, while the same thing happened in one of the two Benfica games in their CL group this season.
This can be one of the more interesting matches in this round of Champions League, so here’s a closer look at the teams before they meet:
The team from Lisbon has been in amazing form since the season started, in all competitions. In fact, their draw with Guimaraes over the weekend was the first game that Benfica failed to win this season! Before that, the team managed to win thirteen matches in a row, including games in Portuguese league, CL Qualifiers, and two games in their Champions League group.
Meanwhile, Joao Victor, Lucas Verissimo and Morato are all on Benfica’s injury list at this time.
Benfica Predicted Lineup:
Vlachodimos – Bah, A. Silva, Otamendi, Grimaldo – Florentino, Fernandez – Neres, R. Silva, Mario – Ramos
Even though they failed to impress over the weekend at home against Nice, a goal near the end of the game by Mbappe secured a win for the defending champions of Ligue 1. PSG is currently at the top of the standings as well, with eight wins and one draw. PSG also won both of their CL matches so far, so they are still unbeaten this season, winning all but one of their games, just like Benfica.
When it comes to team news, PSG is currently without injured Renato Sanches, Marco Verratti and Presnel Kimpembe.
PSG Predicted Lineup:
Donnarumma – Mukiele, Marquinhos, Ramos – Hakimi, Pereira, Vitinha, Mendes – Messi, Mbappe, NeymarBenfica vs PSG Predictions
Benfica enjoyed a 13 game winning run before their domestic draw last time out.
PSG lead Ligue 1 and scored at least twice in five of their last seven games.
Benfica scored 15 goals across their last five home games.
Someone’s perfect start must go
Portuguese and French league leaders, Benfica and PSG have recorded perfect winning starts to the Champions League group stage, meaning that another win for either here will put them comfortably in the driving seat for progression to the knockout stage at the halfway point.
The hosts should be full of confidence after their victory at Juventus and they can stand firm against the often irresistible force of PSG. However, they did have an impressive 13-game winning run halted with a goalless draw last time out, yet they may expect to bounce back after knocking in 15 goals across the last five home games.
Complimenting Benfica’s high-scoring tendencies at home is the fact that six of Paris Saint-Germain’s last nine away games in the Champions League featured over 3.5 goals. Considering the talent and strong form of both sides, picking a winner in the main selection seems like the riskier option in comparison to the goal markets.
Going for goals
We are backing both teams to score and over 2.5 total goals in this game, though we do fancy the sheer star power of PSG to win the day and as such, we’re going for a 2-1 correct score prediction in favour of the visitors.
PSG are back in action with another UEFA Champions League fixture this week as they take on Benfica at the Estadio da Luz on Wednesday. The Parisians have been in impressive form this season and hold the upper hand going into this game.Benfica vs PSG Preview
Benfica are at the top of the Primeira Liga standings at the moment and have been in impressive form this season. The Portuguese outfit was held to a 0-0 stalemate by Vitoria SC over the weekend and will need to be at their best to win this match.
PSG are also currently at the top of the Ligue 1 table and have been excellent under Christophe Galtier this year. The reigning French champions edged Nice to an important 2-1 victory in their previous game and will look to take it up a notch this week.Benfica vs PSG Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
PSG have a slight edge over Benfica on the European front and have won three out of the six matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Benfica’s two victories.
The previous meeting between the two teams took place in the group stage in 2013 and produced an impressive 2-1 comeback victory for Benfica.
PSG have a poor record at the Estadio da Luz and have lost their last three away games against Benfica in European competitions.
Benfica have won their last five home games against French opponents in European competitions and have defeated Lyon, Lille, PSG, and Monaco during this period.
PSG have lost only one of their last 11 games in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, with their only defeat during this period coming against Manchester City in 2021.
Benfica have won five of their last six home games in the UEFA Champions League and have kept clean sheets in four of these matches.