Odds: Benfica 37/20, Draw 5/2, Basel 13/10
Kick Off: 1945, 05/12/2017
Stadium: Estadio do Sport Lisboa
TV: BT Sport
Basel have every chance of reaching the Champions League knockout stages after a surprise win over Manchester United on Matchday 5 and are fancied to beat Benfica in Lisbon.
The hosts are already doomed to finishing bottom of the Group A table following five straight defeats, including a 5-0 loss to Basel in Switzerland in September.
All the vibes point towards the visitors being a solid pick at 13/10 for our Benfica vs Basel betting predictions.
A Look At Benfica’s Betting Odds
Benfica had hinted they were making progress during back-to-back defeats against United, but they offered little resistance when going down 2-0 at CSKA Moscow.
Jonas did miss a golden opportunity to equalise before Jardel’s own goal effectively settled that game, but the Eagles had earlier looked wide open at the back as CSKA took an early lead.
“We have done very well in this competition over the last two years, reaching the knockout stages, but this season it wasn’t to be,” accepted head coach Rui Vitoria.
Vitoria’s side have been playing well in Portugal’s top flight, though, so we’re hoping they can at least add to the one goal scored so far in this competition.
Looking at the Benfica vs Basel odds, we like 31/10 for an away win and both teams to score.
A Look At Basel’s Betting Odds
Basel had to ride their luck in the first half against United, with Anthony Martial and Marcos Rojo both hitting the woodwork.
However, Raphael Wicky’s side did improve as that match went on, with Michael Lang heading against the bar before popping up at the far post to snatch an 89th-minute winner.
That victory left Basel level with CSKA on nine points, three behind United, and the omens look good for a place in the last 16.
The visitors have already shown they can perform on the road with a 2-0 win at CSKA and have opened the scoring in four straight Champions League fixtures.
We’re rounding off our Benfica vs Basel betting tips by taking 83/100 for the Swiss outfit to break the deadlock in Lisbon.
Last Champions League result:
CSKA Moscow 2-0 BENFICA
BASEL 1-0 Man Utd – Michael Lang
Head-to-head: Basel 5-0 Benfica, Benfica 1-1 Basel, Basel 0-2 Benfica
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