Xavi managed his first game for Barcelona in their derby win over Espanyol and will be hoping for the same here hosting Benfica in the Champions League on Thursday. Supreme +. Benfica will want to bring in more than ten goals in their last two matches and five fewer defeats than Bayern Munich but as they could be knocked out of the Champions League with a loss here, enough motivation.
Benfica won the tie 3-0 for their only Champions League win to date and will be hoping for a repeat led by Julian Weigl in defence. Barcelona’s attacks all come to Memphis Depay, so stopping him will be key for Benfica but it’s also easier said than done. Barcelona are also an anemic team in attack with just seven shots on target in the Champions League match. Only Malmo has less with four.
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How to watch and odds
- Day: November 23 | Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Camp Nou – Barcelona, Spain
- Live: Supreme +
- The odds: Barcelona -155; Draw +310; Benfica +410 (according to Caesars Sportsbook)
Featured game | Barcelona vs. Benfica
Barcelona: Will the good feelings from Xavi be for Barcelona? It is difficult to know what they will expect from the team as Ronald Koeman destroys the style of the team and is ultimately abandoned by everyone and since Xavi has only managed in Qatar, the move to Barcelona is huge. Luckily situations like this are easier when you have very good players and that’s the thing on the Barcelona side.
Benfica: Will this team have anything left in the pool after being wiped out by Bayern? While Benfica showed a good defence in their opening matches, they conceded nine goals in two matches against the defending champions Germany. They will need the best performing defense to stop Depay while Derwin Nunez will be hoping that he can find space but it looks like the best situation from a Benfica perspective is a draw and only that’s not enough
Depay will be too strong to stop and even if Benfica stops him, that will open up space for Ansu Fati. Barcelona will prove to be too much of a challenge. Pick: Barcelona 2, Benfica 0
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