Benfica vs PSV Eindhoven
Champions League Qualification
Date: Wednesday, 18 August 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estádio da Luz.
Both Benfica and PSV are in fantastic form right now, and they are also scoring goals from left to right. These two have brought CL tickets, they will not stop at anything to get that. In any case, expect a spectacular event this Wednesday.
Benfica has scored the second-highest goal in the Portuguese Primeira Liga in the past, and are one of the best teams out there in recent years.
They are at home this Wednesday, lighting up these games a few weeks ago.
PSV, meanwhile, finished second in the Dutch Eredivisie and are the best team in the country in the last few decades. They are determined to follow Ajax, their rivals, when they lose their winning team.
In either case, expect a football match between these two teams.
Benfica vs PSV Eindhoven: Head to head (h2h)
Since 1998, each team has had goals from both teams.
100% of conflicts within that time have four or more goals.
A new meeting between the two has ended in a 2-2 draw.
These visitors have scored two or more goals in all competitions here and now.
Benfica vs PSV Eindhoven Prediction
Benfica have not won in 25 of their last 27 games, they have scored two or more goals in 11 of their last 15 matches.
They have won eight of their first 10 home games, scoring two or more goals in seven of their last ten.
Their counterparts, on the other hand, are on a seven-game winning streak, as well as a 77-match unbeaten run. They are also on a four-game winning streak along the way, as well as a nine-game winning streak in football.
Considering these stats, as well as the past h2h turmoil, expect a goal setting this Wednesday.
As centre-back Jan Vertonghen is ruled out for at least three weeks with a thigh injury, Jesus may continue to use a four-man defence, as he did last weekend, instead of a back three that was adopted in their first three matches of the season with the Belgian in the side.
Forwards Darwin Nunez (knee) and Haris Seferovic (muscle) as well as defender Ferro (muscle) are also unavailable for selection due to injury.
Summer signing Soualiho Meite started the final game in midfield alongside Joao Mario, although the Torino midfielder could be dragged to the bench on Wednesday, with Julian Weigl expected to play in front of him.
Regarding PSV, Schmidt will be remembered by several first-team players who rested or started on the bench against Heracles last weekend, including Eran Zahavi, Mario Gotze, Cody Gakpo and Joel Drommel.
English youngster Noni Madueke, who has started every game so far, seems to be on the move since Donyell Malen left for Borussia Dortmund, assisting on six goals in as many games.
Schmidt will miss three players due to injury, while Maximiliano Romero (knee), Maxime Delaghe (shoulder) and Richard Ledezma (knee) are still on the treatment table.
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Benfica possible starting lineup:
Vlachodimos; Gilberto, Otamendi, Verissimo, Grimaldo; Pizzi, Weigl, Mario, Everton; Waldschmidt, Yaremchuk
PSV Eindhoven possible starting lineup:
Drommel; Mwene, Ramalho, Boscagli, Max; Sangare, Van Ginkel; Madueke, Gotze, Gakpo; Zahavi