Benfica vs Bruges. Should we expect revenge from the Belgians?

March 7, as part of the return match of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League, at the Estadio da Luz arena (Lisbon), the teams of Benfica and Brugge will meet. The result of the first match is 2-0.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Benfica vs Bruges


Benfica made an application for reaching the quarter-finals, beating Brugge 2-0 away in the first meeting. Wards Roger Schmidt quickly seized the initiative on the field, but in the first half the Portuguese failed to create anything serious. But after the break, the Eagles began to create dangerous chances over and over again, thanks to which the guests still managed to break through the Belgian defense twice. Goals for the Reds were scored by Joao Mario and Neres.

The Portuguese also look powerful in their home league, with 59 points scored in 22 rounds, confidently leading the table.


Brugge is not in the best shape, the team cannot win during 4 meetings at all levels. The Black-and-Blues frankly failed in the Champions League, losing at home to Benfica 0:2. Wards of Scott Parker looked weaker in the meeting, the guests kept the ball longer. At the same time, in the first half, the Belgians had a chance to take the lead, but Odoi's goal was not counted as a result due to a violation. In the second half, Brugge was already crumbling, so the Reds were able to take advantage.

In the Belgian championship, the "black and blue" also do not shine, taking 4th place after 27 rounds with 46 points in the asset.

Benfica vs Bruges

Benfica vs Bruges facts

  • Benfica are unbeaten in their last 11 matches of the season.
  • Benfica are unbeaten at home in all 17 matches this season;
  • There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 4 of Brugge's last 5 matches of the season.

Odds from download 1xbet

Bookmakers believe in the success of the Portuguese. Quotes for Victoria Benfica were 1.50. You can bet on a draw with a coefficient of 4.60. On the success of Brugge, quotes stopped at around 6.60. Bookmakers are waiting for productive football. The betting company 1xbet offers to bet on "Total less than 2.5" the coefficient is 2.05, "Total more than 2.5" with quotes - 1.75. Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Benfica is in good shape, the team performs confidently on all fronts. Brugge cannot boast of a stable game, the team is failing in the domestic arena, and in Europe there is at least a chance to continue the struggle. In Portugal, Schmidt's guys will win, the Eagles, with the support of the stands, will confidently deal with the Belgians who are inferior in class: Benfica's victory with a handicap 1 (-1) - 1.70.

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