Barcelona vs Benfica. Will the Catalans take revenge for the defeat in Lisbon?

On Tuesday, November 23rd, at the Camp Nou in Barcelona, the team of the same name will host Benfica.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Barcelona vs Benfica


The Catalans, to put it mildly, are not impressive. In 1.5 months, they lost to all three Madrid teams (0-2 Atletico, 1-2 Real Madrid and 0-1 Rayo Vallecano), could not defeat Alaves (1-1) and Celta (3-3), having managed to miss the advantage in three goals, and won only one victory - over Valencia (3-1) a month ago. In the standings of Examples, Barcelona is only in 9th place, 11 points behind the leader. The upcoming Espanyol derby will mark the debut of the team's new coach, Javier Hernandez (Xavi).

In the Champions League, the “blue garnet” started with two major defeats (0-3 against Bayern and Benfica), but then modestly beat Dynamo Kiev twice (1-0). With 6 points Barcelona is in second place.


In Primeira League, the Eagles started with seven victories, scoring at least two goals in each match . Then they unexpectedly lost at home Portimonense (0-1), barely beat Wiesela (1-0) away, scoring the only goal before the final whistle, and shared the points with Estoril (1-1). After such a series of vague results, Jorge Jesus' team mocked Braga: 6-1. It takes 3rd place in the standings, one point behind Sporting and Porto.

In the Champions League, Benfica held out in Kiev (0-0 with Dynamo), and then beat Barcelona beautifully: 3-0. In the confrontation with Bayern Munich it was not possible to score points: 0-4 at home and 2-5 in Munich. In the standings, the "eagles" are in third place..

Barcelona vs Benfica

Barcelona vs Benfica facts

  • In the last seven head-to-head meetings, teams for two have scored no more than three goals per game;
  • Only in one face-to-face meeting out of the last seven the bet "both will score" was played;
  • Away Benfica's scoring streak is 6 matches;
  • Barcelona have scored at home in all but one match this season (0-3 loss to Bayern Munich);
  • Of the last 6 matches, the Catalans managed to score more than one goal in only one (3-3 with Celta).

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Bookmakers consider Barcelona to be the favorite of the match and give it a victory in 1.62. The draw goes for 4.3, and Benfica's victory can be taken for 5.3. 1xbet is waiting for a productive meeting: "Total Over (2.5)" - for 1.62, and "Total Under (2.5)" - for 2.3. Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Two months ago, in Lisbon, Benfica won a bright and well-deserved victory with a score of 3-0. It should be noted that the “Catalans” then never disturbed the shots of Vlachodimos.

The upcoming fight is very important for both teams, because a ticket to the Champions League playoffs is at stake. For Barcelona, at first glance, everything is simple: you need to beat the Eagles, and the 2nd place is secured for it. In other situations, the fate of the ticket to the 1/8 finals will be decided in the last round, and there Xavi's team will travel to Munich, and Benfica will host Dynamo at their arena. No matter what form the "blue garnet" are in, it is always difficult to play at the "Camp Nou" and rarely does anyone manage to keep their goal intact. We have no doubts that the Catalans will score, but even if they win, this victory will not be easy. A good bet would be Barcelona to win by one goal or draw at 2.0. "Blue Garnet" very often concede, so there is a reason to bet on "Both will score" for 1.67 or "Benfica with Handicap (+1.5)" for 1.52.

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