For more than 30 years, Club Brugge has not participated in the round of 16 in the Champions League. Their excellent efforts in the opening stretch of the season helped to end the wait.
Les Bleu et Noir made a strong first-leg impression by winning three matches: 1-0 at home against Leverkusen, 4-0 at Porto, and 2-0 against Atlético de Madrid. They fell behind and no longer took first place as this stroke of luck had little bearing on the final standings, finishing in second place behind FC Porto.
The current Belgian champions, however, are not in a good position to defend their national title. They now sit in fourth place in the regular season, 21 points virtually insurmountably behind leader Genk. The match against Union Saint-Gilloise ended in a 1-1 tie on Friday, after hanging on the field of Antwerp at 0-0.
The absences of magnitude that influence Club Brugge’s staff can be used to explain its current problems. When it comes to this double matchup, the powerful Danish striker Skov Olsen and his attacking partner, the Spaniard Jutgla, are indeed out of shape. The attacking threat should be filled by Lang, a Dutch international, and Vanaken, a highly useful midfielder.
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Goalkeeper Mignolet builds a strong final rampart in the cages behind defense captains Mechele, Boyata, and Clinton Mata. Roger Schmidt should have the luxury of being able to address this meeting with the support of the entire group, unlike his opponent for the day.
On the other side, the world champion Argentine Otamendi and the excellent Antonio Silva should line up in front of the Greek international goalie Vlachodimos in the goal, with Alexander Bah and Alejandro Grimaldo undoubtedly occupying the flanks.
The people of Lisbon may rely on Florentino Luis and Chiquinho in the midfield. Enzo Fernandez, who went for Chelsea, and the former Parisian Draxler must be pleased with a substitute role. Last but not least, Benfica possesses outstanding offensive weapons like the successful Gonçalo Ramos, Rafa, and Joao Mario.
Club Brugge vs Benfica Game Information
- Date: 02/14/2023
- Time: 03:00 PM ET
- Location: Jan Breydelstadion, Bruges, Belgium.
- How to Watch: Club Brugge vs Benfica ESPN
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Club Brugge vs Benfica Betting Lines
Club Brugge is +320 according to our Vegas Champions League Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $320.On the other side, Benfica is -115 according to the Vegas Champions League Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $87.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Club Brugge at a 23.81% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Benfica has 53.49% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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