AEK Athens – FC Benfica SOCCER PICKS
2 match of the group stage of group E of the Champions League in which he will face AEK and Benfica.
We go with the forecast of the simple victory of Benfica.
AEK lost their first match 3-0 on Dutch soil against Ajax in a match where they showed a very low level. For this game will count with 2 important losses as Livaja and H.Costa
Benfica lost their first game at home against Bayern Munich in a game where Bayern gave no option to the Portuguese team.
Del Benfica comment that it is the years that have had to reinvent less because it has practically maintained the same template. He has great players in his ranks but special mention for the left-back Grimaldo and the promising youngster Gedson Fernandes who will soon leave good money in the Lisbon team.
Both arrive with urgency after losing the first game if they want to have options to pass the group. By template and game the Benfica is a step above this AEK and should be reflected in the field.
I was clear that I was going to enter with Benfica before knowing the odds but it is that at a quota of 2.20 that they offer us I think it has a great added value.
Another fact that personally generates me a little more confidence is that in the return of the classification for this champions the Benfica had to visit the field of Paok (current leader of the Greek league) with a very high pressure to be out of the champions and managed to win 1-4 so at least this season they have been given Greek lands well.