PSV vs Benfica. Will the hosts be able to make a comeback?

On Tuesday, 24 August, PSV and Benfica will face off at Philips Stadium as part of the Champions League qualification playoffs.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on PSV vs Benfica


PSV did not play in the best way in the first leg, but still the goal scored made the position of the club from the Netherlands less hopeless before the return leg. In fact, the owners of the future game only need to score one goal to transfer the opposition into extra time.

The situation obliges PSV players from the first minutes to act as aggressively as possible in the attack and play the first number, because in such a match the hosts simply have nowhere to retreat. Good scoring opportunities and solid defensive play are key components for PSV in the return leg.


Benfica managed to achieve the minimum goal in the first match: she won at home and now has a definite advantage over her opponent before the return match. Be that as it may, but away the Portuguese team will need to play at least as good as possible in order to reach the group stage of the Champions League.

In the new match, Benfica's players can play in a row and give the initiative to the opponent, betting on the game with the second number and counterattacks, which may well play a decisive role in this confrontation. In the first match, the Portuguese team played great in attack and will probably try to score a few goals again.

PSV vs Benfica

PSV vs Benfica facts

  • In the past, teams have met six times in European competition: Benfica has three wins, three more games ended in a draw with regulation time;
  • The first match between the teams in the playoffs of the Champions League qualification ended with a 2-1 win for Benfica;
  • In the last six matches between teams at different levels, the bet was placed on total over 2.5 goals;
  • Also in the last six matches between the opponents at different levels there was a bet on "both teams will score";
  • Benfica have won absolutely every UEFA Champions League qualifier this season.

ODDs from download 1xbet

Well-known among football fans, the bookmaker 1xbet offers its clients the following odds for this second leg of the Champions League qualifying round: PSV can win at 1.95, draw for 3.65, and bet for Benfica at 3,70. Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

The first match between the rivals turned out to be very emotional and eventful, leaving a lot of questions and room for intrigue. Benfica managed to provide a minimal advantage at home, but everything will be decided in the return leg, which will certainly be very difficult for the Portuguese team. Benfica and PSV are approximately equal in class rivals and the new match between them will probably be held in a similar style, with a lot of goals. A working option should be a bet on total over 2.5 goals for 1.82.

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