Club Brugge celebrates

BRUGES, BELGIUM – SEPTEMBER 07: Membership Brugge celebrates through the Champions League Group stage B match between Membership Brugge and Bayer Leverkusen within the Jan Breydel stadium on September 7, 2022 in Bruges, Belgium. (Photograph by Photonews/Panoramic/Icon Sportswire) ****NO AGENTS—NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA SALES ONLY****

  • Membership Brugge host Benfica within the Champions League Spherical of 16 on Wednesday
  • The Belgian membership are out at +340 on the moneyline for the primary leg within the Membership Brugge vs Benfica odds
  • Learn beneath for the newest Membership Brugge vs Benfica picks

Membership Brugge was the shock bundle of the Champions League group stage. Their reward for his or her first-round heroics is a matchup with Portuguese giants Benfica on Wednesday. Pre-match Champions League odds tab the guests as heavy favorites for the primary leg encounter within the Membership Brugge vs Benfica picks, which is probably unsurprising with the house staff making their first-ever look within the Champions League knockout rounds.

Since making historical past within the first section of the competitors, Brugge have encountered a tough patch of type with one win in seven matches. Scott Parker has changed Carl Hoefkens within the dugout.

Benfica enters this match having received 4 consecutive league matches to nil. They misplaced Enzo Fernandez on the ultimate day of the January switch window however splashed the money on Andreas Schjelderup and Casper Tengstedt. Goncalo Guedes additionally arrived on mortgage.

Membership Brugge vs Benfica Odds

Matchup Moneyline
Membership Brugge +340
Benfica -125
Draw +270

Odds as of February 14th at FanDuel. Use this FanDuel promo code to wager on all Champions League matches.

Champions League quarter-finalists in 2021-22, Benfica are as quick as -125 to win on Wednesday within the Champions League odds. That’s good for an implied chance of 55.6%, whereas Brugge are out at +340, leading to an implied chance of twenty-two.7%.

Over/Below and Unfold

The over/beneath for complete objectives on this match is about at 2.5. There’s a very slight edge in direction of the over with a value of -112, in contrast with -108 for the beneath. Benfica are +1 favorites on the unfold, although that quantity carries on the prolonged value at +230. Finally, books predict a aggressive match, however unsurprisingly see Brugge as underdogs within the Brugge vs Benfica odds. Benfica are -450 to progress over the 2 legs.

Membership Brugge vs Benfica Preview

Status and type solely level to at least one winner on this matchup. Brugge stormed off to 3 wins from their first three group matches in a piece with Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen and Porto, however they got here proper again to actuality with two factors from their final three matches and no objectives scored. They’re nicely off the tempo domestically and have received certainly one of their final 12 matches in all competitions.

Benfica misplaced to Braga within the Taça de Portugal on the weekend after a penalty shootout. Braga are the one staff to beat As Águias this season, with a spectacular file within the league and a stellar displaying within the group stage, together with a pair of attracts with PSG and two wins over Juventus.

Roger Schmidt’s staff is 5 factors clear within the Liga Portugal. Additionally they had a far superior anticipated aim distinction to Brugge within the group stage, regardless of being matched up with Juventus and PSG.

Regardless of that, it could be a mistake to write down off the hosts right here within the Membership Brugge vs Benfica picks. Brugge beat Leverkusen and Atletico to nil at Jan Breydel Stadium. Their assault has confirmed it may possibly create possibilities even in opposition to extra proficient opposition, with Noa Lang, Andreas Skov Olsen, Ferran Jutgla and Kamal Sowah all impressing.

Membership Brugge vs Benfica Champions League Statistics

11 Factors in Group 14
7 Targets Scored in Group 16
4 Targets Conceded in Group 7
-0.63 Anticipated Purpose Distinction per 90 +0.56
13.7 Progressive Carries per 90 17.8
32.3 Progressive Passes per 90 39.8
21 yellows, 1 crimson Playing cards 13 yellows, 0 crimson

Membership Brugge vs Benfica Lineups & Accidents

Membership Brugge Projected Lineup: Mignolet; Mata, Henry, Mechele, Meijer; Vanaken, Onyedika, Rits; Buchanan, Yaremchuk, Lang.

Membership Brugge Accidents: Skov Olsen, Jutgla.

Benfica Projected Lineup: Vlachodimos; Bah, Silva, Otamendi, Grimaldo; Chiquinho, Florentino; Mario, Neres, Aursnes; Guedes.

Benfica Accidents: None.

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Membership Brugge vs Benfica Prediction

For all their struggles, Brugge have solely failed to attain as soon as since Christmas. Benfica’s protection has been stable in 2023, retaining clear sheets in 4 of their final 5 on the highway, however the hosts will probably be nicely conscious that they should get on the scoresheet beneath the lights on Wednesday if they’re to face an opportunity of progressing.

Scorers of 16 within the group stage and 51 in 20 league matches, the Benfica assault ought to take pleasure in some success of its personal, too. The guests have solely failed to attain twice thus far this season.

This ought to be an entertaining match with loads of attacking expertise on present. Each groups to attain and over 2.5 complete objectives is our Membership Brugge vs Benfica decide.

Champions League Picks: BTTS and over 2.5 objectives (+115)

Sam Cox

Sports activities Author