Benfica vs PSV Eindhoven Betting Tip HT Draw – 18th August 2021

PSV rate a threat as they visit Benfica in the Champions League Play Offs

PortugalBenfica vs PSV EindhovenNetherlands
18th August 2000hrs
Football – Portugal – UEFA Champions League
Pick HT Draw
Bookmaker Betfred
Odds: 6/5 odds taken 19:07 GMT August 15th, 2021

The Play Off Round of the UEFA Champions League qualifiers places some huge pressure on the teams involved.

This is a great-looking clash at this stage as Benfica play host to PSV in the first leg of this tie.

There doesn’t look to be too much to choose between the pair of them in what should be a really tight and tense tussle.

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Benfica Preview – Can Benfica strike at home?

Benfica are up and running well for the new season, having won all four matches played so far.

That included a comfortable 4-0 aggregate win over Spartak Moscow in the Third Qualifying round.

Benfica won both fixtures in that tie by a 2-0 scoreline.

The Portuguese side have scored exactly two goals in all four of their matches played in all competitions.

It has been just the one goal conceded in that sequence as well.

In the match tonight for Champions League betting, Benfica are a quote of 23/20 to win* (odds recorded 19:07 GMT August 15th 2021).

From their seven previous matches against PSV, Benfica are W2 D4 L1.

The overall home record that Benfica holds against visitors from the Netherlands is good.

That is a W8 D2 L2 return.

In last season’s Portuguese top flight, Benfica finished third.

They are looking to make it back to the Champions League group stage for the first time since the 2019/20 campaign.

Our betting prediction:
Away win

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* (odds recorded 19:07 GMT August 15th 2021)


The Eagles are in the Champions League Play Offs for the third time in their history.

They have won their two previous ties at this stage, the most recent being a 5-2 aggregate success over PAOK in the 2018/19 season.

Benfica had been on a six-match winning streak at home against Dutch visitors, before drawing with Ajax in their most recent.

Overall they are unbeaten in their last seven European home games in Lisbon, winning five of those.

They do have a tough match ahead of them here as PSV are bang in form.

The Both Teams To Score option for Champions League betting is at a quote of 4/6* (odds recorded 19:07 GMT August 15th 2021).


PSV Eindhoven Preview – Can Eindhoven continue wining form?

Dutch side PSV have hit the ground running this season winning all six of their matches played across all competitions.

In that run of form, they have won all four Champions League qualification matches.

They have also earned the Dutch Super Cup with a 4-0 win over Ajax.

Then on the weekend, they opened their new domestic league campaign with an away win.

In the match outright PSV are a quote of 23/10 to get the win* (odds recorded 19:07 GMT August 15th 2021).

Not only have they scored at least two goals in all but one of their games this season, but they have been tight in defence.

PSV have not conceded in any of their last four matches this season.

They entered into the Champions League qualifiers this season after finishing second in the Eredivisie last season.

The last time that PSV were in the group stage was in the 2018/19 season when they finished bottom of their group.

There were four defeats in six games in that campaign.

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PSV Eindhoven beat Galatasaray 7-2 on aggregate in the Second Qualification round this season of the Champions League.

Then it was then a 4-0 aggregate win over Midtjylland for them.

Including qualifying matches, PSV have won their last five European matches.

Over 2.5 goals for Champions League betting in this fixture is at a quote of 4/5* (odds recorded 19:07 GMT August 15th 2021).

PSV’s record against Portuguese sides in UEFA competitions has seen them win just four of 15 previous fixtures (D6 L5).


Benfica vs PSV Eindhoven Betting Advice

This looks like being a really good tie and there is not a lot between them.

PSV look like a threat.

They have handled themselves very well this season in Europe and they perhaps are just worth a flutter currently at 23/10* (odds recorded 19:07 GMT August 15th 2021).

PSV appear to be carrying a substantial attacking threat at the moment.


Key Facts – Benfica vs PSV Eindhoven Betting Tip

  • Benfica have won all four matches in all competitions this season
  • Benfica are W2 D4 L1 against PSV
  • PSV Eindhoven have won all six matches this season in all competitions averagine 2.8 goals per game


Benfica have been steady and assured of themselves this season.

Looking back at last season’s Europa League campaign, the Eagles had major defensive problems.

Could that be the thing that trips them up against a very positive PSV?

Either way, in such an even-looking contest the HT Draw at 6/5 looks a good pick* (odds recorded 19:07 GMT August 15th 2021).


The best betting odds for Benfica vs PSV Eindhoven

Benfica to win: 23/20 at Bet365
Draw: 12/5 at Bet365
PSV Eindhoven to win: 23/10 at Bet365