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Benfica vs. Paris Saint-Germain Best Bets and Prediction

The UEFA Champions League is back after every player went for their international games for their various countries. Check the Benfica vs PSG Predictions below.

They will resume back for their group stage games this week for the third round, and this time every team will aim for another three points. Teams are already at the stage of earning points that will make them advance to the next phase.

As we enter the third round of the games in the group stage, we’re looking at the game between Benfica and Paris Saint-Germain.

Both teams would be looking to win the game as the increment of points will go far in their table. Paris Saint-Germain wants to maintain their winning run, while Benfica wants the same.  

PSG Beating the Odds  

The battle favors Paris Saint-Germain, but we can’t write off Benfica as they share the same point with PSG in their Group H standings.

Both teams have dominated their opponents in their two previous games, earning six points each. Juventus and Maccabi Haifa are other teams in the group stage yet to earn a single.         

We can see some teams already among the contenders to win the title as they are yet to lose a single match, but after the Group stage, we will know who is truly ready for the Cup.

Check out our Benfica vs. PSG Prediction and Champions League picks. 

Benfica vs. Paris Saint-Germain

Champions League is a prestigious tournament that brings together different national champions to lock horns for a chance to be the best team in Europe.

One of the Top Teams Against the Two Times Champion

Paris Saint-Germain is one of the top teams that have been consistent in the tournament, even though they are yet to win the title since their first match. 

On the other hand, Benfica has been UEFA Champions League champions on two occasions. However, they haven’t gotten their hands on the trophy since the name change. But, we expect them to keep pushing this season. 

Benfica started their UEFA Champions League group stage fixtures with an incredible performance after winning two games out of the six scheduled matches for the group stage.

If they can continue with their winning run and maintain the top spot, they will be able to secure a spot in the round of 16. 

PSG Away From Home

We can see the Paris Saint- Germain team as their rival, which will likely advance through the stage together. Without a doubt, Paris Saint-Germain is the better side; they play away from home and have the edge over Benfica. 

So, we expect them to dominate the game, but it will be challenging. They are set to face each other on Tuesday, the 5th of October, at 02:00 PM EDT. 

Benfica and Paris Saint-Germain Last Game Record

Benfica has played two of their six matches for the UEFA Champions League group stage fixtures. They have been better in Group H with Paris Saint-Germain, having the same points. Benfica faced Maccabi Haifa for their first group stage game. 

They secured their first three points after the game when they won over the Maccabi Haifa team two goals to nil.

Benfica’s Performance

Benfica was the home team, so during the game, the away team held them down in a goalless draw in halftime, while the two goals came in the second half. Rafa Silva and Alejandro Grimaldo were the goalscorers of the game. 

Their second game was against Juventus, which was away from home. It was a challenging game for Benfica during the first half of the game.

Both teams scored before halftime, but David Neres’s goal for Benfica helped secure their tournament’s second three points. 

Paris Saint-Germain’s Performance

On the other side, Paris Saint-Germain has played their two group stage matches, and they are currently the better side in their group.

They faced Juventus for their first group stage match, which earned them three points. It was not an easy game facing the Juventus team, but with the help of Kylian Mbappe’s early goals, they edged through them.

After their first game, they faced Maccabi Haifa away from home, and they were able to earn additional three points.

They scored three goals in the game and also conceded a goal. Even though the halftime ended in a 1-1 draw, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar scored in the second half to make it three goals to one. 

Benfica vs. Paris Saint-Germain Analysis

Looking at both teams’ head-to-head games, it will be difficult for PSG or Benfica to earn the three points. In 2015, Benfica hosted Paris Saint-Germain at the International Championship Cup, an exciting game to watch the highlights. The game ended in a 2-3 scoreline to favor PSG. 

Before that, they met twice in 2013 at the UEFA Champions League, where Benfica won one and PSG also won one.

The last one ended in a 2-1 Victory favoring Benfica; Edison Cavani Scored, while PSG, Lima, and Nicolas Gaitan scored for Benfica.

Their third game was a massive win for PSG, where they won with three goals to nil, Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice, and Marquinhos scored one. 

However, this tie will be challenging because their last meetings show that Benfica won one in their last three games while PSG won two, making the Benfica vs. PSG prediction tricky. 

Benfica vs. PSG Odds Breakdown

Benfica Draw PSG
+200 +333 -300

The Champions League odds for this tie have been set and looking at the breakdowns, we can see that PSG has the favorite odds to win this match, even though Benfica is also in their best form. 

Benfica odds are +320, which is higher than the PSG odds. Their expected winning chance is below 45%, which they have won in some cases in previous matches with these odds. 

Also, PSG’s odds of winning this match is -137, and their expected winning chance is from 75% below; these teams have won their previous matches with these odds by 60%, which is good enough to bank on them.  

Benfica

Last season, Benfica made it to the quarter-finals in the Champions League schedule.

They would want to do better and go further for a chance to increase their trophy count and win their first UCL title after the name change. So, three points from this game will go a long way. 

PSG

On the other hand, PSG is looking for their first-ever UCL title.

They got close in the 2019/20 season but narrowly lost to Bayern Munich. They remain one of the top Champions League picks to win the competition this season. 

Benfica vs. Paris Saint-Germain Betting Pick and Prediction

Benfica and Paris Saint-Germain are the top two teams in Group H. Both teams won their first two games and have the same goal difference.

So, we expect them to want to continue their current form. In that case, our Benfica vs. PSG prediction is Both Teams to Score. 

UCL Pick: Benfica to score (+200)

UCL Pick: Paris Saint-Germain to score (-300)

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