Spartak vs Benfica: won't a miracle happen?

Spartak vs Benfica: won't a miracle happen?

Spartak

04/08/2021, at 17:00 GMT
Champions League

Odds: 1.84

04/08/2021, at 17:00 GMT
Champions League

Odds: 1.84

Benfica

In six of their last seven matches, Spartak have scored in the second half. Benfica have been awarded penalties in three of their last four games.

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Spartak

Last season Spartak secured the coveted spot in the Champions League qualification by winning the competition against Lokomotiv. In the summer the team was headed by Rui Vitoria, who replaced Domenico Tedesco, who had already managed to win the sympathy of fans. The transfer campaign of the “red-whites” is still more than modest, but for sure serious acquisitions will follow if the prospect of being in the group is seen.

In the new season Spartak has already played two official matches. In the first round, the “red-whites” rather unexpectedly lost 0:1 to “Rubin”, especially considering that a week before this event “Spartak” defeated “Rubin” with a score of 4:0 at the Parimatch Premier Cup.

In the second round it was no longer possible to make mistakes. Losing points in a confrontation with such a rival as Krylia Sovetov would not only undermine the confidence of the Moscow club's demanding fans in the new coach, but would also cast doubt on the team's ability to fight for the title. As a result, they managed to get a modest 1:0 victory in Samara. Alexander Sobolev's goal from the penalty spot was the only and victorious one.

Benfica

Last season Benfica returned to the post of head coach Jorge Zhezos. Many expensive acquisitions were made under the old-new mentor. Ambitions of the Eagles were clearly off the charts. However, already in the qualification of the Champions League, Benfica failed, failing to break into the group.

In the championship the Eagles also suffered a fiasco. Sporting did not give even the slightest chance for a championship and Porto did not allow them to take the second line, sending Benfica to the Champions League qualification. Jesus also lost the Portuguese Cup. In the final the Eagles lost 0:2 to Braga.

In the summer the club traditionally replenished the treasury. Pedrinho went to Shakhtar Donetsk, young fullback Nunu Tavares went to Arsenal, reservists Franco Cervi (Celta) and Lucas Caio (Sharjah) also left the club. Of the acquisitions, it makes sense to single out the signing of Roman Yaremchuk from Ghent and Sualiho Meite, who showed himself well in Torino and Milan. For more free football predictions follow the link.

Prediction

At the start of the season “Spartak” looks unconvincing. One cannot say that the “red-whites” have failed even in the match lost to “Rubin”, but so far victory has not yet managed to build anything in the team game. In fact, with the arrival of a new mentor, the "red and white" need to start everything from scratch. The Portuguese mentor clearly does not intend to develop the course chosen by Domenico Tedesco.

In this respect, Benfica is undoubtedly easier. There are no critical personnel losses, the team is well-played and the Moscow club is definitely superior in the selection of players. The only advantage of “Spartak” could be the fact that they had to enter the season earlier, but looking back at the two league matches played by the “red-whites”, it becomes obvious that these are all conventions, nothing more.

We believe that guests have a better chance of winning. Prediction is for Asian handicap (0) against Benfica. In bookmaker 1xBet such an outcome is offered with odds of 1.84.

Benfica have a significant class advantage over Spartak and are definitely the favorite today. At the same time, the Eagles have not yet had a single official match in the season, so it is problematic to judge the team's readiness. At the same time, “Spartak” has not yet got into shape, as the first matches showed. So the Eagles are quite capable of playing a minimal victory in Moscow.

Our second bet will be a one-goal win for Benfica. This bet can be placed in 4.05.

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