Zenit v Benfica Betting Tips: 1 AH0, 2019-10-02

Wednesday 2ndOctober 2000hrs
Football – Europe – Champions League
Pick Zenit AH0
Bookmaker Bet Victor
Odds: 1.73 (odds taken 04:41 GMT, 02 October )

1 X 2
2.35 3.34 3.05

(Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on October 02, 2019 at 004:41)

Matchday 2 of the Champions League continues on Wednesday night and our next preview features the clash between Zenit and Benfica in Group G as the betting tips continue at the Saint-Petersburg Stadium.

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Zenit Prediction – Can Zenit return to winning ways?

A narrow 1-0 defeat away at Lokomotiv Moscow on the weekend ended a 6-match unbeaten sequence for Zenit who return to home turf for their Matchday 2 clash with Portuguese club, Benfica, as the hosts look to return to winning ways.

Results overall have been pretty solid for Zenit who have suffered just 2 defeats out of their last 14 matches in all competitions, and this includes winning 9 of these last 14 as well, so the hosts will still be confident that they can get a result here this evening.

3 of the last 4 Champions League ties for Zenit have been away from home and this has resulted in defeats at Gent and tonight’s opponents, Benfica, along with a draw at Lyon last time out in the competition a couple of weeks ago to get them off the ground in Group G.

Form on home turf has been better though for Zenit who have lost just 2 of their last 9 matches at their Saint-Petersburg Stadium, although one of these defeats was against tonight’s visitors, Benfica back in March 2016.


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Benfica Prediction – Can Benfica respond to opening group loss?

The Portuguese visitors were handed a surprising 2-1 defeat at home to RB Leipzig on Matchday 1 of this season’s Champions League and although they bring a 3-match unbeaten run into this encounter on Wednesday night, this could be another tough evening for Benfica.

Having lost just 2 of their last 14 matches overall in all competitions, Benfica are likely to be quietly confident that they can bounce back with a result in Russia on Wednesday night, but recent results in this competition have fallen short of expectations.

With just 4 wins out of their last 18 matches at this level, Benfica may find the going tough against Zenit who themselves have struggled for results in this competition, but home advantage could be worth a goal head start for the hosts.

On the road, Benfica have registered just 2 wins out of their last 10 matches on their travels in the Champions League which were wins at PAOK and AEK Athens, but 6 defeats from these last 10 matches could see the visitors up against it on Wednesday night.


Key-Facts – Zenit v Benfica

  • Zenit have lost just 2 of their last 9 matches at their Saint-Petersburg Stadium in the CL
  • Benfica have won just 4 out of their last 18 matches in the Champions League
  • Benfica have registered just 2 wins out of their last 10 matches on their travels in the CL


Betting Tips Verdict

Zenit with home advantage should at least avoid defeat here and may even nick a narrow 1-0 win in this one.