Benfica vs Barcelona prediction and betting tips (September 29)
FC Barcelona travel to Lisbon for their Round 2 game. They lost their Round 1 game and are in search of a win. Can La Blaugrana get their first set of points in this match?
Memphis Depay (Barcelona) is back on score sheet after blanking for 3 games
Memphis Depay (Barcelona) is back on score sheet after blanking for 3 games

Benfica hosts Barcelona at home in their Champions League Round 2 match.

The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, 29 September 2021. The match venue is Estadio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal.

Up next is a preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups. Below you’ll find betting tips and match predictions for the Benfica vs Barcelona (September 29) game.

Benfica vs Barcelona (September 29) latest betting odds

Benfica to win odds are priced at 3.00 (+200 American; 2/1 Fractional). The odds for a draw are priced at 3.50 (+250; 5/2), while Barcelona to win odds are priced at 2.50 (+150; 3/2).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Benfica — 33%, draw — 28%, Barcelona — 39%.

Latest betting odds on Benfica vs Barcelona (29 September 2021):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.86 (-116; 25/29)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
  • Asian handicap (+0.25) on Benfica — 1.76 (-132; 25/33)
  • Asian handicap (-0.25) on Barcelona — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.69 (-144; 25/36)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)

Benfica vs Barcelona (September 29) match preview and statistics

Benfica have not lost any game in 12 matches, with 10 wins and two draws since the start of the season. They defeated PSV Eindhoven 2-1 (Agg) to advance from the Champions League qualifiers.

In the league, the Aguias top the Liga Portugal table with a perfect record, seven wins in seven games. They are four points ahead of the second position. The Champions League Round 1 game against Dynamo Kyiv ended 0-0 with both teams sharing the spoils. The Benfiquistas dominated the match with 68% possession, 12 shots, seven chances and a 1.04 xG.

Since then, they’ve played two league matches and won both of them. Benfica beat Vitoria de Guimaraes 3-1 in their last match. Ukrainian forward Roman Yaremchuk opened the scoring in half of an hour with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner, assisted by Jan Vertonghen.

Few minutes before halftime, he doubled the lead with a left footed shot from the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Joao Mario made it 3-0 in the 73rd minute with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner, Rafa Silva provided the assist.

They conceded a penalty in the 76th minute, Bruno Duarte converted it from the spot and pulled one back for Vitoria Guimaraes. Jorge Jesus’s team had 55% possession, 17 shots, 16 chances, 8 big chances and a high xG of 3.34. They seek a win in this fixture.

Benfica team news: Andre Almeida is unavailable due to personal reasons.

FC Barcelona bounced back with a 3-0 win over Levante at the Camp Nou on Sunday. Before this, they had failed to win a game in three attempts, with two draws and one loss.

Barca lost 3-0 to Bayern Muller in their Champions League opener. Thomas Muller gave Bayern Munich the lead in the 34th minute, while Robert Lewandowski scored a brace in the 56th and 85th minute. R onald Koeman’s men were poor in the game, created zero big chances and had zero shots on target.

They beat Levante 3-0 at Camp Nou. Memphis Depay put Barca one goal up in the sixth minute of the game from the penalty spot. Luuk de Jong scored his first goal for La Blaugrana in the game. Sergino Dest picked him out down the left wing and he doubled the lead placing the ball to the bottom left corner of goal.

Ansu Fati made his return to the game after being out for about 10 months. He scored on his return within 10 minutes and made it 3-0. Top stats from the game, 70% possession, 91% pass accuracy, 20 shots, 13 chances, five big chances and an xG of 2.88. The win was much needed by the Catalans to boost their confidence ahead of their CL fixture.

FC Barcelona team news: Martin Braithwaite, Sergio Aguero and Ousmane Dembele are sidelined due to injuries.

Benfica vs Barcelona H2H

Both teams met in the 2012-13 Champions League Group stage games. Barca won 2-0 away at Lisbon and drew 0-0 at the Camp Nou.

Benfica vs Barcelona (September 29) key players and lineups

Benfica projected starting lineup:

  • Odisseas Vlachodimos
  • Lucas Verissimo
  • Nicolas Otamendi
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Valentino Lazaro
  • Joao Mario
  • Julian Weigl
  • Alex Grimaldo
  • Rafa Silva
  • Roman Yaremchuk
  • Darwin Nunez

Rafa Silva is the key player to watch out for. He has two goals and two assists in six league appearances this season. In the last match, Silva dropped a fine performance, completed four dribbles, gave five key passes, created six chances, was the most fouled player (4 times), won nine duels and provided an assist. Keep an eye on him for another top performance in this tie.

Barcelona projected starting lineup:

  • Marc-Andre Ter Stegen
  • Oscar Mingueza
  • Ronald Araujo
  • Gerard Pique
  • Sergino Dest
  • Frenkie De Jong
  • Sergio Busquets
  • Pablo Gavira
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Luuk De Jong
  • Memphis Depay

The key player to watch out for is Memphis Depay. He is back on the score sheet after blanking for three straight games. Depay had a brilliant performance in the last game, scored the first goal, completed six dribbles, was the most fouled player (6 times) and won the most duels (12) in the game. I bet on him to score in this match.

Benfica vs Barcelona (September 29) betting tips and prediction

Both teams are in good form ahead of this tie. Across all competitions, Benfica have won four games out of their last five, while Barca have won two games. Nevertheless, the Spanish side still has a better squad to win this fixture. There's a high chance it might be a narrow win but the Catalans have the squad to win the tie.

Betting prediction: FC Barcelona to win

Odds: 2.50 (+150 American; 3/2 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.86 (-116 American; 25/29 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Memphis Depay to score anytime

Odds: 2.50 (+150 American; 3/2 Fractional)

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