The Red Bull Arena in the German city of Leipzig will be the venue for next Wednesday’s clash between the teams from Leipzig and Benfica, who will battle against matchday five of Group G of the Champions League. when the two sets are six points apart, with the Germans leading the standings, qualifying a distance away. Leipzig are going through great form, going into the game after a 4-1 win at home against Cologne, which served to keep the runner-up and close the Bundesliga lead to a point. For their part, Benfica have very complicated European accounts, will have to win to fuel the goal of continuing in the UEFA competition (may even go to fight only for 3rd place, if Lyon win in Russia before) , but comes from two games where they won with difficulty, both away from home, against Santa Clara (2-1), for the championship, and Vizela (2-1), on Saturday, in the 4th round match. of the Portuguese Cup.
Key Statistics for the match Leipzig vs Benfica
Leipzig are struggling with 5 straight wins, scoring 24 goals and conceding 4.
Benfica have lost 3 of the 4 matches played in this group stage of the Champions League.
In the opening match of Group 1, Leipzig went to Lisbon to beat Benfica at Estádio da Luz 2-1.
Soccer Betting Picks Leipzig vs Benfica
This is expected to be a match where Leipzig will be able to dominate the game in terms of possession and tactics, so there are more difficulties for Benfica to get out of Germany with points. Being forced to fight for the win, Bruno Lage’s team will disguise the most backward areas, which will facilitate the task of Leipzig, which has great quality to take advantage of the spaces granted by opponents.
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