Fenerbahce – Benfica Prediction & Picks (14.08.2018)


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Fenerbahçe and Benfica meet at Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadyumu, in a return match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (3rd Qualifying Round), after the victory at home to Benfica by (1-0) in the first leg. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.


The home team comes to this second leg with a disadvantage of 1 goal, in addition to the disadvantage of not having scored goals as a visitor in the first leg. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the Süper Lig, they beat Bursaspor at home (2-1). In the last 10 home matches Fenerbahçe has won 8 and tied 2. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but 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 for goals, since 41 of the last 60 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 12 matches, they have conceded the first goal 5 times, but have come back in 2. In the last 7 home matches for all competitions there are 2 periods highlighted: they have suffered 4 of their 8 goals between the minutes (61′-75 ‘ ) and 3 of his 8 between (76’-90 ‘).

The Fenerbahce is a Turkish club that won in nineteen seasons the Super League (Turkish Championship), the last time in the 2013/14 season, in addition to other dozens of national cups. Fenerbahce was the runner-up of the 2017/18 Super League, thus conquering a place in the 2018/19 Champions League Qualifying. In the first game of the third qualifying round of the Champions League in 2018/19, Fenerbahce lost 1×0 in the visit to Benfica. Now, in the second leg, Fenerbahce needs to win the match by 1×0 or more, taking care not to suffer goals. Fenerbahce will most likely win the match, because at home it is a very strong club, but it can suffer with the counterattacks of Benfica, which can result in a game with goals.


The away team comes to this second leg with an advantage of 1 goal, but suffered 0 goals at home in the first leg. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins and 6 draws as a visitor, with 31 goals scored and 14 conceded; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 35 goals scored and 12 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home win against Vitória Guimarães by (3-2). In the last 10 away matches Benfica has won 7 and tied 3. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.

Benfica is a club that won the Sagres League thirty-six times, the last time in 2016/17. He was also twenty-nine times champion of the Portuguese Cup, seven times champion of the League and seven times champion of the Super Cup. The Portuguese club also has several international titles: two Champions, but in the distant seasons of 1960-1961 and 1961-1962. In the 2017/18 season, Benfica was runner-up in the Sagres League, qualifying for the previous rounds of the 2018/19 Champions League. In the first match of the third qualifying round of the 2018/19 Champions League, Benfica won at home Fenerbahce by 1×0, now, they will have to visit the Turkish team to hold their advantage and win the qualification for the next phase.

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