RB Leipzig vs Benfica Betting Tips: 1, 2019-11-27

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Wednesday 27thNovember 2000hrs
Football – Europe – Champions League
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Odds: 1.50 (odds taken 23:00 GMT, 26 November )

It’s Matchday 5 in the Champions League this week and on Wednesday there’s a clash in Group G between RB Leipzig and Benfica as the betting tips continue at the Red Bull Arena.

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RB Leipzig Prediction – Can Leipzig finish the job?

RB Leipzig’s rise in prominence has continued in this season’s Champions League as the German club sit top of Group G with a 2-point lead ahead of 2nd placed Lyon and a 5-point lead over 3rd placed Zenit as we enter Matchday 5 of this competition.

The hosts started in indifferent fashion as they recorded a 2-1 win away at tonight’s opponents, Benfica, but then promptly lost 2-0 at home to French outfit Lyon, but Leipzig have since steadied the ship by registering back-to-back wins against Zenit home and away in 2-1 and 2-0 victories respectively.

Overall, 3 wins from their 4 matches to date in Group G has placed the Germans on top of the four-team group and they can guarantee their place in the knockout round of the Champions League with another victory on home turf at their Red Bull Arena on Wednesday night.

Leipzig only possess a short history at this level but although results have been mixed at home so far, they’ll be confident they can record another win over Portuguese side, Benfica, particularly with the likes of midfielders Sabitzer and Forsberg (4 goals apiece) along with striker Werner (12 goals).


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Benfica Prediction – Can Ajax get a jump on rivals?

By contrast, it’s been a disappointing campaign for Portuguese visitors, Benfica, in this season’s Champions League as they sit bottom of Group G with just 3 points to their name, thanks to a 2-1 home win over Lyon, but they still have an outside chance of achieving a top two finish in the group if they win their remaining two matches.

However, having lost 3 of their 4 matches in total so far which includes defeats to tonight’s opponents, RB Leipzig, along with losses away from home at Zenit 3-1 and Lyon 3-1, Benfica’s hopes of participating further in this competition hang by a thread.

This appears even more so to be the case as Benfica have lost their last 4 away matches in the Champions League having lost at Ajax, Bayern Munich, Zenit and Lyon and with just 2 away wins out of their last 12 matches on their travels, they look to have a mountain to climb against Leipzig in this clash.

Throw in failing to score in 5 of these 12 away matches and their mission to Germany looks a bleak one, and ultimately could stumble to yet another defeat here.


Key-Facts – RB Leipzig vs Benfica

  • Leipzig have won 3 of their 4 matches to date in Group G
  • Benfica have won just 2 out of their last 12 matches on their travels in the CL
  • Benfica have failed to score in 5 of these 12 away matches too


Betting Tips Verdict

RB Leipzig’s overall form has been strong so far and they should account for a seemingly down and out Benfica side here.