Benfica VS CSKA Moscow ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Benfica vs CSKA Moscow
Benfica and CSKA Moscow are fighting at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (da Luz) in a meeting for the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). There is no record of official clashes between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last clash was on 24-02-2005 and ended with the result: Benfica (1-1) CSKA Moscow. In this match the home factor can play an important role, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Benfica Team News
The home team had direct access to this group stage so they will play their first match in this competition. This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when you play in front of your fans, since in the last 30 matches you have 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with 14 goals scored and 20 conceded, against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats at home, with 38 goals scored and 16 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a home win with Portimonense by (2-1). Benfica won 8 and lost 2 of their last 10 home games for all competitions. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In his matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 30 of his last 34 home matches there were more than 1.5 goals and in 26 of the last 34 there were more than 2.5 goals.
Benfica vs CSKA Moscow Stats
Benfica will play their forty-first appearance in 2017, which marks their debut in this edition of the UEFA Champions League, trying to maintain the good performance they have been presenting to win the field and start the continental tournament with a positive result for the Russians. The team has a good moment this season, considering all the competitions they have played, they have been undefeated for six games, having won five of them. In the Portuguese Championship, after five rounds, the club occupies the second position, having the second best attack of the competition. This game is about to get under way, so lets give you the team news, the home team have opted for a 4-4-2 formation with Pizzi in the midfield.
CSKA Moscow Team News
The visiting team arrives in this group stage after having eliminated the Young Boys after a 2-0 home win and a 0-1 away win. This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss as a visitor; against 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in his stadium. The team arrives in this match after a win away with Amkar Perm ‘by (0-1). In the last 10 matches played in all competitions, CSKA Moscow won 8, drew 1 and lost 1.
In this competition, he has won the last 4 games he has played. Defensive solidity has been one of his strengths as he has not conceded goals in the last four games and his attack has scored regularly as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last four games for this competition. There are 1 periods highlighted in the last 7 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he scored 4 of his 9 goals between the minutes (46’-60 ‘).
CSKA Moscow are on the pitch for their forty-second appearance this year, marking their fifth match of the UEFA Champions League – but the first in the group stage – to keep up the good football they have been presenting to get a a reasonable result against the Portuguese. The team are having a good time this season, considering all competitions and friendly matches, they have won six of their last eight games and their defense has not been leaked in four of them. In the Russian Championship, the club now occupies the third place, with four points less than the leader. For that match, the coach should keep the team in the 3-1-4-2 or in the 3-5-2, with prominence for Golovin in the midfield.