Bayern Munich v Benfica tips – the Eagles can make life tough for Bayern

The Eagles can make life tough for Bayern



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Betting Tip: Benfica +2.00 @ 29/21 with ladbrokes

You won’t get rich backing Bayern Munich to win Tuesday night’s Champions League clash and they might not be the 1/5 shots that the bookies would have you believe.

If you cut through the fact that it’s Bayern at home against a slightly unfashionable European side, you see that Benfica can actually be a match for their opponents.

The Portuguese side have won seventeen of their last eighteen matches and sit five points clear at the top of their domestic league, with Rui Vitoria confident that his team can spring a surprise against Bayern.

Vitoria told UEFA: “Sometimes the only way to neutralise tougher opponents is to recognise their strengths, be aware that it will be a hard match, and understand that to achieve anything you have to go through difficulties and be ready for them. We go into this game knowing our opponents are candidates to win the Champions League, but we won’t be backing down.

“We know we’ve done something the club have not been able to do recently [reaching the last eight]. Any team that make this stage won’t say they don’t want to win the competition. We will think about beating Bayern, regardless of how strong they are, but I am also proud to see this team, in a transitional phase, getting so far in the UEFA Champions League with such young players”.

Bayern weren’t convincing against Juventus in the previous round. Having gone 2-0 up in Turin, they were pegged back to 2-2 by the Italian champions. In the second leg, Juve went 2-0 up before Bayern rallied to win in extra-time.

However, recent results and performances have not convinced. Slender 1-0 wins over Cologne and Eintracht Frankfurt have seen stilted displays from Pep Guardiola’s side. We might see this happen again on Tuesday night.

Betting Tip: Benfica +2.00 @ 29/21 with ladbrokes

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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