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PSG vs Benfica preview & prediction

PSG vs Benfica preview & prediction

Match preview

Paris Saint-Germain will look to consolidate their lead in Group H when they host Benfica on Tuesday night in the Champions League.

The French giants are currently top of the group with seven points, level with second-placed Benfica, after a 1-1 draw in the reverse game last week in Portugal.

Lionel Messi put PSG ahead in the 22nd minute of last week’s match against Benfica, but an own goal by Danilo Pereira levelled the scores, and the game ended 1-1 in Lisbon.

The capital giants started Group H with back-to-back wins over Juventus and Maccabi Haifa, while the draw with Benfica moved them to seven points, putting them top of the group table, albeit level on points with their opponents on Tuesday night.

PSG could advance to the knockout round with two games to spare if they win this match, and it would be a huge shock if they were unable to qualify from this position.

Benfica reached the Champions League quarter-finals last season before losing to Liverpool, and they are once again in a strong position to advance to the competition’s knockout round.

The Portuguese giants began their 2022-23 group-stage campaign with a 2-0 victory over Maccabi Haifa in early September, followed by a 2-1 victory at Juventus later in September.

The 1-1 draw with PSG last week fueled claims that they are strong enough to advance to the knockout round, and a win in this game would set them up nicely for their next game against Juventus later in October.

PSG vs Benfica H2H

Benfica odds1 – 1odds PSG
Benfica odds2 – 3odds PSG

PSG vs Benfica form guide

PSG’s last 5 games – WWWDD

Reims odds0 – 0odds PSG
Benfica odds1 – 1odds PSG
PSG odds2 – 1odds Nice
Lyon odds0 – 1odds PSG
Maccabi Haifa odds1 – 3odds PSG

Benfica’s last 5 games – WWDDW

odds Benfica4 – 2odds Rio Ave
odds Benfica1 – 1odds PSG
odds Guimaraes0 – 0odds Benfica
odds Benfica5 – 0odds Maritimo
odds Juventus1 – 2odds Benfica

Key stats

  • PSG has a slight advantage over Benfica, having won three of the seven matches played between the two teams, to Benfica’s two.
  • PSG is unbeaten in three home games against Benfica in European competitions, winning two of these games. 
  • In the UEFA Champions League, PSG has never lost at home to a Portuguese opponent and has won five of their seven such games. 
  • PSG are only two wins away from having the best home streak in UEFA Champions League history. 
  • Benfica is unbeaten in their last four UEFA Champions League away games, their best run in the competition. 
  • Christophe Galtier has gone unbeaten in PSG’s first three UEFA Champions League games.

PSG vs Benfica prediction

This has all of the makings of a very interesting match, and it would not be a surprise to see a talented Benfica side pick up a positive result on Tuesday night. PSG’s home advantage could be key, though, and we are just backing the French champions to edge a tight game to move onto 10 points in the section. Hence we go with the following pickings in this fixture:

  • CORRECT SCORE 2-1 OR 3-1 OR 4-1 @ 4.08

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