PSV Eindhoven vs Benfica prediction on August 24, 2021. PSV Eindhoven is playing at home in the second leg of the final qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League 2021/22. Their goal must be to win to have a chance to turn the tide. However, that goal will not be easy to achieve in the rematch with SL Benfica.
PSV Eindhoven Overview
PSV Eindhoven has had really brilliant performances right from the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League 2021/22 to be able to appear in the final rounds. That is reflected not only in the continental playground but also in friendly matches and the Dutch league. However, everything is in full danger of going bad, especially when PSV Eindhoven lost in the first leg of the final qualifying round when away to SL Benfica. PSV Eindhoven’s attack has played well in the last matches.
SL Benfica even showed a much better face when they also played excitedly at the beginning of the 2021/22 season. Even the determination of SL Benfica is clearly visible when they have had 2 consecutive seasons to let FC Porto or Sporting CP win the Portuguese league crown. So that determination is really helping SL Benfica play explosively at the moment. The face that SL Benfica has right now is even better and what happened in the first leg speaks for itself. This is a bright spot that is helping SL Benfica get in high form at this point of the season.
Asian Bet – PSV Eindhoven vs Benfica prediction
The quality of the squad as well as the home advantage of PSV Eindhoven is the difference. Benfica won only 3/9 matches in the European Cup last season, but all were against unappreciated opponents.
Confrontation history is also not in favor of the away team with a 1-3 defeat in the last trip to Eindhoven. Even in the first leg, PSV had an overwhelming second half and was very close to a draw. Not too surprising when the house set the bet -0.5 even though Schmidt’s men just lost 1-2.
PSV Eindhoven vs Benfica Prediction: Choose PSV Eindhoven -0.5
European odds highly appreciate the possibility of PSV winning. There is no doubt when looking at the table performance and home-field advantage of Schmidt’s men. Benfica is not a good defensive team and has to march to a dangerous place, it is difficult to preserve the results.
Choose Melbourne City (FT)
Over/Under Bet – PSV Eindhoven vs Benfica prediction
The home field will promote PSV Eindhoven’s full strength, especially in attack. But a 1-2 defeat in the first leg also shows a hole in their defense. On the other hand, the confrontations between the two teams have never been scarce, with all 4 matches having 3 or more goals.
PSV Eindhoven vs Benfica Prediction: Choose Over 2.5
PSV Eindhoven: Drommel, Madueke, Gotze, Mwene, Andre, Boscagli, Max, Ginkel, Sangare, Vertessen, Zahavi.
Benfica: Vlachodimos, Grimaldo, Weigl, Pizzi, Goncalves, Vertonghen, Lucas, Otamendi, Mario, Seferovic, Silva.