RB Leipzig and Benfica
RB Leipzig and Benfica are facing each other at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig in a game from Group G of the UEFA Champions League. We will try to analyze this match in our Champions League predictions.
RB Leipzig are leaders in this group with 9 points won and a win against the Portuguese team will guarantee them qualification for the 1/8-finals. In four matches played so far the Germans have a record of three wins and one loss.
Julian Nagelsmann’s team already beat once Benfica in this group. This happened in September when the Red Bulls achieved a 2-1 victory at the Estadio da Luz. It was the German international Timo Werner who scored both goals for the visitors. Haris Seferovic’s goal for the Eagles were not enough.
RB Leipzig are in an impressive form at the moment. They won all of their last five games in all competitions. In these five games Nagelsmann’s boys managed to score 24 goals, which is absolutely amazing. It won’t be easy for Benfica at Wednesday.
For a second consecutive season Benfica are dissapointing in the Champions League. Right now they are fourth in the group standings with just 3 points won so far. They are one point behind the third Zenit and four points behind the second Olympique Lyonnais. They have to win in Leipzig if they want to do something more in this group.
In the previous round of the group stage Benfica lost again. Bruno Lage’s team travelled to France where they suffered a 1-3 defeat from the hands of Olympique Lyonnais.
We have to say that Benfica’s current form is also impressive. The Eagles achieved seven wins in their last eight matches with the loss against Lyonnais being the only exception.
In our Champions League predictions we firmly believe that RB Leipzig are favourites against Benfica, especially at home ground. This is a great chance for them to officially reach the 1/8-finals.