Benfica and AEK are fighting at the Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (da Luz) in a meeting for the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage).
Analysis of Benfica
The home team is currently in 3rd place, with 4 points earned, after 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they drew at home to Ajax for (1-1). In the last match, lost out to Bayern Munich by (5-1). In the last game that disputed, for Liga Sagres, gained the Vitoria of Setubal outside by (0-1). In the last 4 home games for the UEFA Champions League, Benfica have won 1, 2 draws and 1 defeat. The team allowed their opponents to score in 8 of the last 9 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, since they managed to achieve in 7 of the last 9 games in this competition. In his home games there is a tendency towards goals, since 52 of his last 61 games finished with More than 1.5 goals. In 9 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 4 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Benfica is a club that has won the Champions League twice in its history, as well as being runner-up five times and having won 36 league titles in the Portuguese League. In the current season, the team has been having a very irregular campaign within Group E, having won only four of the fifteen points, being seven points behind second and nine points behind the leader. In the last five games that Benfica played as the principal, counting more than one competition, in all of them the team scored their goals and in three of them scored more than 1.5 goals against the opponents. I believe that in this match, to face a weaker team, Benfica will score their goals and will leave with a positive score.
Confirmed lineup: O. Vlachodimos, Rúben Dias, André Almeida, Jardel, Álex Grimaldo, Rafa Silva, Pizzi, Alfa Semedo, Gedson Fernandes, H. Seferović, João Félix.
Analysis of AEK
After 5 losses, the visiting team is currently in 4th place, without having won any point. In the last match, lost by (0-2) at home against Ajax, after the previous match, have lost by (2-0) away with Bayern Munich. The team arrives in this match after a home win with Lamia by (2-0). In the last four matches he played outside the UEFA Champions League, AEK won 1, drew 1 and lost 2.
For this competition, it registers a sequence of 5 defeats in the last games and did not win any of the last 6 games. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded at least one goal in each of the last 9 games for this competition. In their away games there is a tendency towards few goals, since 26 of their last 59 games finished with Less than 1,5 goals and 39 in 59 finished with Less than 2.5 goals. In 9 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 6 times and never managed to turn the score. In the last 9 away games for all competitions there has been 1 period that stands out: scored 3 of his 7 goals between minutes (31'-45 ').
The AEK is a club that has never managed to win a European title and never reached the knockout stage of any of the competitions, having as the most important achievements of its history the twelve titles of the Super League of Greece. In the current season, the team went through two preliminary stages until they reached the group stage of the Champions League, but did not win any points in the five rounds played so far, thus being in the lantern of Group E. In the last five games that AEK played as a visitor, counting several competitions, in four of them were scored more than 1.5 goals by the teams. I believe that AEK, who failed to win any game during the group stage of the Champions League, will again have difficulties and will eventually be defeated.
Confirmed lineup: V. Barkas, M. Oikonomou, D. Chygrynskiy, N. Hult, U. Ćosić, M. Bakakis, K. Galanopoulos, Erik Morán, E. Ponce, V. Klonaridis, L. Boyé.
In this confrontation between Benfica and AEK, I believe we will have a victory of the main team, taking into account that Benfica is very strong when playing inside his stadium and also believing in the technical superiority of the team before AEK, which is having many difficulties to play this group stage of the Champions League. Therefore, I believe that Benfica will be superior during much of the game and so it will leave with a positive result.