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Benfica are set to play against Red Bull Salzburg in Wednesday’s big Champions League meeting.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Benfica v Red Bull Salzburg can be found here - plus the latest betting odds.
Benfica will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 0-2 Champions League defeat last time out to Red Bull Salzburg.
In that match, Benfica managed 56% possession and 15 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. At the other end, Red Bull Salzburg got 14 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Roko Šimić (15') and Oscar Gloukh (51') scored for Red Bull Salzburg.
Roger Schmidt's Benfica have managed to score a sum total of 13 times over their prior six outings. The tally of goals that they have conceded in those same fixtures is 5.
Red Bull Salzburg
In their last six clashes, Red Bull Salzburg have bagged a total of 16 goals. Red Bull Salzburg have also managed to score in every single one of those games. During that period, they have had 4 goals scored by their opponents.
Head to head
The last league match between these clubs was Champions League match day 1 on 20/09/2023 when the final score was Benfica 0-2 Red Bull Salzburg.
On that occasion, Benfica had 56% possession and 15 shots on goal with 6 on target.
For their opponents, Red Bull Salzburg got 14 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Roko Šimić (15') and Oscar Gloukh (51') scored.
Team News: Benfica
The Benfica manager Roger Schmidt doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match thanks to a fully injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: Red Bull Salzburg
Red Bull Salzburg manager Gerhard Struber has to choose a team with limited availability. Fernando (Adductor problems), Bryan Okoh (Hamstring Injury), Mamady Diambou (Fractured Arm), Justin Omoregie (Back trouble), Lukas Wallner (Torn Ankle Ligament), Moussa Kounfolo Yeo (Ankle Injury) and Daouda Guindo (Knee Surgery) can’t be considered.
For this match, we think that Benfica have it within them to stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
At the same time, Red Bull Salzburg are also probably going to find it difficult to score but we do fancy them scoring.
We reckon that it will be a controlled 3-1 margin for Benfica when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio da Luz (64,642)
Captain: Nicolás Otamendi
Chairman: Rui Costa
Manager: Roger Schmidt
Competitions: Primeira Liga position 4, Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira (Final), Champions League (Group D)
🔑 Star Man: Rafa Silva
Normally taking up the Striker position, Rafa Silva was born in Barreiro, Portugal. Having made his senior debut playing for Braga in the 2013 - 2014 season, the accomplished Forward has scored a sum of 3 league goals in this Liga Portugal 2023 - 2024 campaign to date coming from a total of 4 appearances.