UCL 2021-22: Benfica vs Liverpool prediction and betting tips (April 5)
Liverpool got a 2-1 aggregate win over Inter Milan in the Round of 16 of the Champions League. Will the Reds get a win over Benfica in the first leg of the quarter-finals?
Diogo Jota (Liverpool) scored a goal in their 2-0 victory over Watford
Diogo Jota (Liverpool) scored a goal in their 2-0 victory over Watford

Benfica will play Liverpool in the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League. This is the first leg.

The match will start at 8 p.m. GMT on Tuesday, 5 April 2022. The match venue is Estadio da Luz, Lisbon. Below you will find betting tips and match prediction for Benfica vs Liverpool (April 6) in the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League.

Benfica vs Liverpool latest odds on betting sites

Benfica have their winning odds placed at 8.70 (+770 American; 77/10 Fractional). Liverpool, on the other hand, have their winning odds placed at 1.39 (-256; 39/100). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 5.45 (+445; 89/20).

The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Benfica — 11%, draw — 18%, Liverpool — 71%.

Latest betting odds on Benfica vs Liverpool (5 April 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.65 (-154; 13/20)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.45 (+145; 29/20)
  • To qualify Benfica — 11.00 (+1000; 10/1)
  • To qualify Liverpool — 1.39 (-256; 39/100)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.88 (-114; 22/25)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.88 (-114; 22/25)

Benfica vs Liverpool match preview and statistics

Benfica got a 1-0 victory over Ajax in the second leg as they got a 3-2 aggregate win. Darwin Nunez scored the only goal of the game in the 77th minute with a nice header into the back of the net as Benfica secured the win and qualified for the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League.

Benfica had 31% ball possession and completed 503 passes. The Eagles had four shots with one being on target. They had an expected goal of 0.40 compared to Ajax's expected goal of 1.29.

Benfica suffered a 2-3 loss to Braga in their last league game. Iuri Medeiros opened the scoreline in the 28th minute with a nice free-kick as he placed into the bottom left corner. Andre Horta doubled their lead with a right footed shot from the right side of the six-yard box to the bottom right corner. Darwin Nunez converted a penalty with a right-footed shot to the top right corner. Joao Mario levelled the scoreline in the 77th minute with a nice finish from close range.

Victor Oliveira made it 3-2 in the 79th minute with a left-footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal.

Benfica are third in Liga Portugal with 61 points. The Eagles have scored 70 goals while conceding 28 goals with a difference of +42. Benfica have won three of their last five matches in all competitions.

Benfica team news: Haris Seferovic is out of the game with a muscle injury. Lucas Verissimo is unavailable due to a muscle injury. Rodrigo Pinho is also out of the game with a muscle injury.

Liverpool suffered a 0-1 defeat to Inter Milan in the second leg of the Round of 16 but they qualified as they had a 2-1 aggregate win. Lautaro Martinez scored the only goal of the game in the 61st minute with an unstoppable shot into the top corner. Alexis Sanchez was sent off as Liverpool qualified for the quarter-finals.

Liverpool had 62% ball possession and completed 628 passes. The Reds created three big chances. Liverpool had 12 shots with two being on target. The Reds had an expected goal of 1.75 compared to Milan’s expected goal of 0.47.

Liverpool are second in the Premier League table with 72 points. The Reds have scored the most goals in the league with 77 goals and have conceded 20 goals with a goal difference of +35. Liverpool got a 2-0 victory over Watford in their last league game.

Liverpool team news: Curtis Jones is a doubt with a sprained ankle. Joel Matip is out of the game with a head injury. Naby Keita is a doubt with a knee injury.

Benfica vs Liverpool H2H

Liverpool have won six of the last ten games between both sides.

Benfica vs Liverpool lineups and key players

Benfica projected starting lineup:

  • Odysseas Vlachodimos
  • Diogo Goncalves
  • Nicolas Otamendi
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Alex Grimaldo
  • Julian Weigl
  • Soualiho Meite
  • Rafa Silva
  • Joao Mario
  • Nemanja Radonjic
  • Darwin Nunez

Darwin Nunez scored the only goal in their 1-0 victory over Ajax. The Uruguay international has scored four goals in the Champions League, overperforming his expected goals of 1.82. Nunez has provided three key passes in the UCL.

Liverpool projected starting lineup:

  • Alisson Becker
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold
  • Joel Matip
  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Andrew Robertson
  • James Milner
  • Naby Keita
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Sadio Mane
  • Roberto Firmino
  • Mohamed Salah

Notable subs: Tyler Morton, Diogo Jota, Divock Origi, Ibrahima Konate.

Diogo Jota scored a goal in their 2-0 victory over Watford. The Portuguese international is the second-highest goalscorer in the Premier League with 14 goals. Jota has scored one goal in the Champions League.

Benfica vs Liverpool predictions and betting tips

Liverpool got a 2-1 aggregate win over Inter in the round of 16. Liverpool scored 19 goals in the Champions League while conceding seven goals. Three of the last five Benfica games have ended in over 2.5 goals. Benfica have scored the most goals in the league with 70 goals. Liverpool have scored the most goals in the Premier League with 77 goals. I predict over 2.5 goals.

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.65 (-154 American; 13/20 Fractional)

Football UEFA Champions League . Quarter-finals. Leg 1
Benfica — Liverpool
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Over 2.5 goals
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