UCL 2021-22: Liverpool vs Benfica prediction and betting tips (April 13)
Liverpool got a 3-1 win over Benfica in the first leg of the quarter finals. Will the Reds get a win over Benfica in the second leg of the quarter-finals?
Luis Diaz scored a goal in Liverpool's 3-1 victory over Benfica
Luis Diaz scored a goal in Liverpool's 3-1 victory over Benfica

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

The match will start at 8 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, 13 April 2022. The match venue is Anfield, Liverpool. Below you will find betting tips and match prediction for Liverpool vs Benfica (April 13) in the quarter-final of the UEFA Champions League.

Liverpool vs Benfica latest odds on betting sites

Liverpool have their winning odds placed at 1.29 (-345 American; 29/100 Fractional). Benfica, on the other hand, have their winning odds placed at 11.00 (+1000; 10/1). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 6.45 (+545; 109/20).

The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Liverpool — 76%, draw — 15%, Benfica — 9%.

Latest betting odds on Liverpool vs Benfica (13 April 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.42 (-233; 21/50)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.78 (+178; 89/50)
  • To qualify Liverpool — 1.01 (-1000; 1/100)
  • To qualify Benfica— 35.00 (+3400; 34/1)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.88 (-114; 22/25)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.88 (-114; 22/25)

Liverpool vs Benfica match preview and statistics

Liverpool got a 3-1 victory over Benfica in the first leg of the tie. Ibrahima Konate opened the scoreline with a nice header into the bottom-right corner. Sadio Mane doubled their lead in the 34th minute as he tapped home from close range. Darwin Nunez pulled one back in the 49th minute with a nice finish into the net. Luis Diaz made it 3-1 in the 87th minute with a nice finish from a tight angle.

Liverpool had 66% ball possession and completed 644 passes. The Reds created eight big chances. Liverpool had 17 shots with eight being on target. The Reds had an expected goal of 3.86 compared to Benfica’s expected goal of 1.25.

Liverpool played a 2-2 draw against Manchester City in their last game. Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoreline in the fifth minute with a nice shot into the net. Diogo Jota levelled the score line in the 13th minute with a nice finish from close range. Gabriel Jesus made it 2-1 in the 36th minute with a top finish into the net. Sadio Mane levelled the game in the 46th minute as they secured just one point.

Liverpool are second in the Premier League table with 73 points. The Reds have scored the most goals in the league with 79 goals and have conceded 22 goals with a goal difference of +35.

Liverpool team news: All players are fit and available.

Benfica suffered a 1-3 defeat to Liverpool in the first leg in the quarter-finals. The Eagles were good in the game but conceded lots of chances as they suffered a defeat and will be looking for a comeback in the second leg.

Benfica had 34% ball possession and completed 644 passes. The Eagles had nine shots with three being on target. They had an expected goal of 1.25 compared to Liverpool’s expected goal of 3.86.

Benfica got a 3-1 victory over Belenenses SAD in their last league game. Afonso Sousa opened the scoreline into the top right corner. Darwin Nunez opened the scoreline with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. He scored his second goal of the game with a right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Nunez got a hattrick with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Benfica are third in Liga Portugal with 64 points. The Eagles have scored 73 goals while conceding 29 goals with a difference of +44. 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 vs Benfica H2H

Liverpool won the first leg by three goals to one.

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

Liverpool vs Benfica lineups and key players

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.

Luis Diaz scored a goal and provided an assist in their 3-1 victory over Benfica. The Colombian international has scored three goals in the Champions League, overperforming his expected goals of 0.88. He has provided one assist while dropping 11 key passes.

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 a goal in their 1-3 defeat to Liverpool. The Uruguay international has scored five goals in the Champions League, overperforming his expected goals of 1.82. Nunez has provided five key passes in the UCL.

Liverpool vs Benfica predictions and betting tips

Liverpool got a 2-1 win over Benfica in the first leg. Liverpool scored 22 goals in the Champions League while conceding eight goals. Four of the last five Benfica games have ended in over 3.5 goals. Benfica have scored the most goals in the league with 73 goals. Liverpool have scored the most goals in the Premier League with 79 goals. I predict over 2.5 goals.

Betting prediction: Over 3.5 goals

Odds: 2.14 (+114 American; 57/50 Fractional)

Football UEFA Champions League . Quarter-finals. Leg 2
Liverpool — Benfica
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Over 3.5 goals
2.14
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