Benfica vs Liverpool. Can the Eagles stop Klopp's team?

On Tuesday, April 5, at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, Benfica will face Liverpool.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Benfica vs Liverpool


In the championship of Portugal, the "eagles" occupy a modest third place, significantly behind their eternal enemies - Porto and Sporting. In the last round, Nelson Verissimo's team lost away to Braga (2-3), thus "putting an end" to the ambitions to get silver medals of the championship. Such a failure is explained by the unstable game and results throughout the season, because points were lost, on average, every second match.

In the playoffs of the Champions League, Benfica got from second place in Group E, leaving behind Barcelona and Dynamo. In the 1/8 finals, Ajax was beaten: a saved home draw (2-2) and an unexpected victory in Amsterdam (1-0).


Klopp's team are on the move: they have already won their first trophy of the season (the English League Cup), reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup, where they will face Man City, and in the Premier League they have issued a 10-match winning streak, conceding only two goals. In the standings, the Merseysiders are currently in second place, only one point behind the Citizens.

In the Champions League, Liverpool were in a difficult group but managed to win all 6 matches, scoring 17 goals in the process. In the 1/8 finals, Inter went to: a difficult victory in Milan due to two goals in the end (2-0), and then the first defeat at Anfield since March last year (0-1).

Benfica vs Liverpool

Benfica vs Liverpool facts

  • In 2022, Liverpool lost only one match out of 20 played;
  • Liverpool are the only team in the Champions League this season to have won all four of their matches away from home;
  • The away winning streak of the Merseysiders is 7 matches (6 wins with a “dry” score);
  • Benfica have only lost one of their last 10 matches;
  • The Eagles have scored in all but two of the season's home games;
  • Benfica have conceded six of their last seven home matches;
  • In the Champions League, Benfica have won 6 of their last 8 matches at home;
  • In 10 face-to-face meetings, there was not a single draw.

ODDs from download 1xbet

Bookmakers consider Liverpool to be the clear favorite of the confrontation, offering to take his victory for 1.39. A draw is given for 4.8, while Benfica wins for 9.5. 1xbet believes in scoring football in this match: "Total Over (2.5)" - for 1.6, and "Total Under (2.5)" - for 2.35. Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

It is definitely impossible to underestimate Benfica, because this is an experienced European Cup team that can beat any opponent in its arena. As for the current season, she spends it very unevenly, but at the same time she was able to knock Ajax out of the Champions League without ever losing to him. But Liverpool is stable in the middle of the season: one defeat in 2022 (0-1 against Inter) and only one match in which they conceded more than one goal (2-2 against Chelsea).

It seems that surprises should not be expected: the meeting will be held under the dictation of Klopp's team and will end with her victory in one or two goals. Here you can safely take “Liverpool with Handicap (-1.0)” for 1.56 or “Liverpool Over (1.5)” for 1.44. At the same time, you should not expect a super-successful game, so a good option would be “Liverpool to win + Total Under (4.5)” for 1.68.

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