Benfica – Bayern Munich SOCCER PICKS
Benfica and Bayern München meet at Estádio do Sport Lisboa and Benfica (da Luz), in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). There is only record of 2 recent direct matches between these two teams: on 04-13-2016, which ended with a draw by (2-2), and on 05-04-2016, which ended with the victory of Bayern München by ( 1-0). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team won access to this group stage, after in the previous round they eliminated PAOK, after a win by (1-4) and a home draw by (1-1). This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins and 5 draws as a visitor; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the League Cup, they beat Rio Ave at home (2-1). In the last 10 home matches Benfica has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 4 matches. The team has conceded goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, as they have always scored at least one goal in the last 4 matches for this competition. In 12 games, he got the comeback in 2 of the 4 matches in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 8 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 5 of their 9 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The team of Benfica is making a very positive start to the season, since so far has added 6 wins in 9 games played in various official competitions. The home club usually acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, favoring a more direct style of play. In this tactical drawing, the three responsible for throwing the panic in the opposing defense are Cervi, Salvio and Seferovic. On the other hand, midfielder Pizzi is the best finisher, with 4 goals. For this game the coach Rui Vitória can not count on Corchia, Jonas, Fejsa and Krovinovic, players with physical problems.
The visiting team had direct access to this group stage, so they will play their first match in this edition of the competition. This is a team that, oddly enough, was better outside than at home, as in the last 30 matches they register 12 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. In their last match, for the Bundesliga, they got a home win against Bayer Leverkusen by (3-1). In the last 10 away matches Bayern München have won 8, tied 1 and lost 1. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency to have goals, since in 25 of their last 29 matches there were Over 1,5 goals and in 22 of the last 29 there were Over 2,5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 7 times, but got the comeback in 4.
Bayern Munich came to this game motivated, after a home win, 3-1, at the reception of Bayer Leverkusen: Tolisso, Robben and James Rodriguez scored the goals of the triumph. The Pole Robert Lewandowski is the most offensive reference of the visiting club, his final point being the strongest. In the wings, the club of Munich can count on the fast Robben and Ribéry, both being very strong in the hand to hand and in the offensive transition. Rafinha, Coman and Tolisso can not contribute to their team, due to physical problems.