Benfica go up against Salzburg on Wednesday in a game played out at Estadio da Luz. This is their first outing this season in the group stage of the Champions League.
In their last six Champions League home matches, Benfica won four times. They've drawn once and lost once, while scoring 15 and conceding seven goals.
Salzburg are winless in their last six away games in the Champions League, in which they drew two and lost four. They conceded 16 goals while scoring four themselves.
Before their upcoming Champions League match, Benfica are performing great numbers when it comes to goals scored. In the past ten outings in this tournament, they achieved an average of 2.6 goals per game or a fine total of 26 goals in all. They let 13 slip in, which creates an average of 1.3 goals conceded per game. During this run, they fought their way to two clean sheets.
Salzburg are currently not the most scoring team in the Champions League, as they only found the back of the net eight times in ten matches in this tournament. This is an average of just 0.8 a game in which they conceded 18 times, an average of 1.8 per game. They kept their opponents from scoring twice.
Benfica vs Salzburg Prediction
Benfica are enjoying their football currently with three wins on the bounce, and it began with a 2-3 win against Gil Vicente. They went on to beat Vitoria de Guimaraes by 4-0, before also getting the better of Vizela in a 1-2 victory.
Salzburg look well suited to take on any opponent presently, as their last three matches saw them gaining seven points. They ran out 1-2 and 2-0 winners against Wolfsberger AC and Rapid Wien, respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against Sturm Graz, who claimed a point in a 2-2 draw.
We fully expect Benfica to claim a win against Salzburg, but we believe the visitors have enough resistance in them to minimize the expected defeat.
Benfica vs Salzburg Stats
- Benfica have won 6 of the last 8 home matches without conceding a goal
- Benfica have scored in 17 of the last 18 matches
- Benfica have scored in 15 of the last 17 home matches
- Benfica have won 7 of the last 8 home matches
- Benfica have won 5 of the last 6 home matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Salzburg have not lost the last 11 away matches in a row
- Salzburg have scored in the last 11 away matches in a row
- Salzburg have won 9 of the last 11 away matches
- Salzburg have won 6 of the last 7 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Salzburg have won the last 4 away matches in a row while scoring more than 1.5 goals
Benfica vs Salzburg Team News
Benfica vs Salzburg H2H
This is the first time that Benfica and Salzburg face each other in the Champions League, having not been involved in this competition at the same time before.
Benfica vs Salzburg Betting Tips
The new Champions League season is still in its infancy, but Benfica and Salzburg have a few potential players that could lead their offensive lines. Here are some of their probable goalscorers for their upcoming match.
Benfica won seven of their last 10 home matches across all tournaments, while losing three times. Salzburg won seven of their last 10 games away from home, while drawing three and losing zero. Benfica have kept visitors at Estadio da Luz from scoring six times in their previous 10 matches on home soil. Meanwhile, Salzburg have been able to keep a clean sheet in five of their last 10 games away from home.
Over 2.5 goals came out six times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Benfica, who scored an average of 2.2 goals along the way. In the last ten games for Salzburg, seven of them had more than 2.5 goals, and they scored an average of 2.7 times goals per game themselves.