Benfica are in need of a win here, they currently sit in bottom of Group G of the Champions League with one point from three matches and have the likes of Barcelona, Celtic and Spartak Moscow to compete with. Spartak are their opponents on Wednesday night in the Champions League and they are currently two points above their Portuguese opponents on three points. Although they are bottom of their group, Benfica are the solid favourites in Champions League betting for the win.
The home side can be backed at odds of 8/15 to win this tie, with the visitors priced at 21/4. A draw could well be on the cards though at odds of 3/1. Benfica’s last result was a 2-1 defeat to Spartak Moscow in Russia but they won't be keen to let that happen again and can be backed at odds of 7/1 to win by that score line here. For a 2-1 Spartak Moscow win again that’s priced at 18/1 in Champions League betting.
Spartak have scored in each of their last 10 European away matches and are priced at odds of 85/40 to be the first team to score here on Wednesday night. It’s looking like the game will be dominated by the home side though and in double result betting a Benfica/Benfica bet is priced at 5/4 with a Draw/Benfica bet in double result betting priced at odds of 7/2. As they are set to dominate, Benfica are priced at odds of 15/2 to be leading 2-0 at half-time, or at 9/4 for it to be goal less at the break. For those who fancy Moscow to be in the lead after 45-minutes a Spartak 1-0 lead is priced at odds of 13/2 in Champions League betting.
Neither of these teams have won with a clean sheet so far in this competition and with odds of 4/5 for both teams to score that looks a likely outcome. It’s also a little more likely Benfica will win with a clean sheet compared to Moscow at odds of 8/5 and 10/1 respectively.
Spartak Moscow 21/4