FC Barcelona will face Benfica on Matchday 5 in UEFA Champions League Group E, from 18.45 CET, at Camp Nou. This will be coach Xavi's first game in UEFA Champions League group stage.Bet on FC Barcelona - Benfica with 1xBet
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Bookmakers from 1xBet see FC Barcelona as the favorite for this game. The Catalans have 1.70 for a victory against Benfica, while The Eagles have 5.05 to win at Camp Nou. A draw will cost a solid 4.36.
Bet365 offers 1.64 for Total Under 3 and 2.29 for Total Over 3. Barcelona scored two goals in the first four rounds of Group E, while Benfica scored five goals.
Betway offers 1.66 for "both teams to score - yes" and 2.10 for "both teams to score - no".
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The game between FC Barcelona and Benfica will be broadcast live on Movistar+. The broadcast from Camp Nou begins at 18.35 CET, ten minutes before the start.Bet on FC Barcelona - Benfica with 1xBet
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FC Barcelona is second-placed right now, with six points, two above third-placed Benfica. A victory in this game would secure FC Barcelona's place in the next phase.
FC Barcelona vs Benfica will be the second game for Xavi Hernandez as head coach of the Catalans. In his debut, FC Barcelona won against Espanyol, 1-0.
FC Barcelona won two games in Group E and lost the other two: 0-3 vs Bayern, 0-3 vs Benfica, 1-0 vs Dynamo Kyiv and 1-0 vs Dynamo Kyiv.
Xavi Hernandez will not rely on Sergio Aguero, Martin Braithwaite, Serginho Dest and Ansu Fati, all injured.
Benfica won only one game in UEFA Champions League Group E, 3-0 against FC Barcelona at home. The Eagles need a victory to stay alive in the group.
Benfica scored five goals in Group E and conceded nine. Bayern had no mercy against Benfica in the last two rounds: 4-0 and 5-2.
Benfica is coming after two important wins in Portugal: 6-1 vs Braga (championship) and 4-1 vs Pacos de Ferreira (Cup of Portugal).
FC Barcelona vs Benfica: possible lineups
- FC Barcelona (4-3-3): Ter Stegen - Mingueza, Pique, Araujo, Alba - Gavi, Busquets, De Jong - Dest, Depay, Coutinho;
- Benfica (3-4-3): Vlachodimos - Otamendi, Morato, Vertonghen - Gilberto, Pizzi, Weigl, Grimaldo - Silva, Yaremchuk, Nunez;