Benfica will welcome Liverpool in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, from 21.00 CET, at Estadio da Luz in Lisbon. The Reds are "on fire" right now.Bet on Benfica - Liverpool with 1xBet
Best bets on Benfica vs Liverpool
Experts from 1xBet see Liverpool as the favourites for this first leg with 1.40 odds to win. Benfica has huge 8.60 odds to win at home. A draw in Lisbon will cost a solid 5.30.
Bet365 offers 1.61 for Total Over 3 and 2.38 for Total Under 3.
Also, bookmakers from Betway offer 1.90 for "both teams to score - yes" and 1.86 for "both teams to score - no".
Where to Watch Benfica vs Liverpool
The game Benfica vs Liverpool will be televised on BT Sport 3. The broadcast from Estadio da Luz begins at 20.50 CET, ten minutes before the start of the match.Bet on Benfica - Liverpool with 1xBet
Benfica is coming after a 2-3 defeat against Braga in the league. Now they will face Liverpool for the first time since 2010, in the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals.
The hosts won the last three official games played against Liverpool at home: 2-1 (2010), 1-0 (2006) and 1-0 (1984).
According to UEFA, Lisbon is the place where the Liverpool adventure started for Jurgen Klopp. In 2015, the coach was sitting outside a cafe in the city when he got the call from the club. This is the first appearance for Klopp in Lisbon since then.
Benfica beat Ajax Amsterdam in the Round of 16. Darwin Nunez scored the winning goal in Amsterdam and send Benfica to the quarter-finals.
Liverpool looks unstoppable right now. The Reds won 16 of the last 17 official games across all competitions.
Inter is the only team who beat them in 2022, 1-0 in the second leg of the last-16. Liverpool qualified for the quarter-finals after the 2-0 victory from Milan.
Jurgen Klopp had some nice words about Benfica before this game: "I know people will say we are the favourites, but... we are too long in the business now to make these kinds of mistakes. I respect a lot what they are doing there, it's a massive club. Obviously we have a few guys with a Porto history in my coaching staff, so maybe there's a little bit of a feeling of a derby".
Benfica vs Liverpool: possible lineups
- Benfica (4-2-3-1): Vlachodimos - Gilberto, Otamendi, Vertonghen, Grimaldo - Weigl, Taarabt - Everton, Goncalo Ramos, Rafa Silva - D. Nunez;
- Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson - Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson - Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago Alcántara - Salah, Diogo Jota, Mane;