This Tuesday starts the group stage of the Champions League and will host all the matches of the first round of group G, which involves “RB Leipzig”, “Lyon”, “Benfica” and “Zenith” — the German team the greatest chance taking first place, a Russian, judging by the odds, has the smallest.
Shortly after Lyon finished the match with Zenit, the game starts between the “Benfica” and “RB Leipzig” — the current champion of Portugal and the current leader of the championship of Germany, respectively.
- RB Leipzig
- The coefficients and forecast
The first match of the new season of the Champions League in Lisbon, the team will begin after 3 consecutive victories. Despite the fact that in the 5 opening rounds of the Portuguese Primeira League team from the capital has won 4 times, he was behind the championship leader by one point for the home defeat from “to Port” with the account 0:2.
More complex games, Benfica in the new season as yet, unless you count the super Cup of Portugal against sporting, but then the game ended with the score 5:0 in favor of the reigning Champions of the country.
However, in the off-season she took part in the International Champions Cup, where in the main time beat “Guadalajara”, “Fiorentina” and “Milan”, which became the winner of the tournament with maximum points.
Since the world Cup the eagles played 10 matches, but only one of them scored — when the house is lost to the “dragons” from Porto. This is the only game this season in which the Lisbon team has not scored a single time.
Last season Benfica in the Champions League was disastrous — she was only beaten Greek AEK, which in the end didn’t score a single point. It seems that in this she has more chances to reach the playoffs, and it doesn’t have to spend them.
Among all participants of the Bundesliga team from Leipzig the beginning of a new season best of all: all has gone on in the German Cup, won the first 3 rounds played at home and drew 1:1 with Bayern at the weekend.
“RB Leipzig” is considered the favorite to take first place in group G, although in 5 of their last 6 matches, scored and missed, even Osnabruck in the Cup of the country was able to cram into the gates of the leaders of Bundesliga 2 goals.
Nevertheless, the “red bulls” who miss in each of the previous 3 matches, has not lost any of last 5 matches but 4 of them even scored the first — the only exception was Saturday’s meeting with Champions from Munich.
She was the only one of last 6 matches with participation “RB Leipzig”, which were scored less than 3 goals. But in all 3 away matches of the season the team scored 3 or 4 goals and won.
The coefficients and forecast
Judging by the betting quotations, the guests are the favourites to win in the first round, but the advantage they have is not great:
2.50–2.75: victory of Benfica;
2.4–2.7: victory “RB Leipzig”.
In this match you can not risk being outbid at goals from both teams, which tend often not to pass — you can choose at least a couple of goals in the match and add double the outcome in favor of a greater guest experience this season.