Benfica vs Basel : Already eliminated from the Champions League, Benfica hosts the Swiss of Basel this Tuesday
The Portuguese champions have made a disappointing campaign in the Champions League this season.
Reminding last season, where the team was able to advance to the round of 16 we can’t deny that the performances they’ve had this season have left the fans a very bitter taste and a lot of criticism.
Benfica is in last place of the group with zero points conquered.
The team was unable to win or draw any of the matches, having only scored 1 goal and conceded 12.
Latest results – SL Benfica:
01.12.2017 D1 FC Porto 0-0 SL Benfica
26.11.2017 D1 SL Benfica 6-0 Vitória Setúbal
22.11.2017 CL CSKA Moscow 2-0 SL Benfica
18.11.2017 Cup SL Benfica 2-0 Vitória Setúbal
05.11.2017 D1 Vitória Guimarães 1-3 SL Benfica
31.10.2017 CL Manchester United 2-0 SL Benfica
Latest results – FC Basel:
02.12.2017 D1 Lausanne-Sport 1-4 FC Basel
29.11.2017 Cup FC Basel 2-1 FC Luzern
25.11.2017 D1 FC Luzern 1-4 FC Basel
22.11.2017 CL FC Basel 1-0 Manchester United
18.11.2017 D1 FC Basel 5-1 FC Sion
05.11.2017 D1 FC Basel 1-1 BSC Young Boys
Basel has had a surprising campaign in the group A of the Champions League.
We all expected a dominant campaign from United and that happened. And then a fierce fight between the other 3 group’s participants.
But analyzing the 3 before it started, Basel was maybe the less rated to get the 2nd place. But the team arrives here with 9 points conquered and in 2nd place of the group.
Benfica vs Basel – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The question here is only one: Does Benfica deserve to be an underdog at home against a team of Basel’s level? I respect Basel’s campaign in this tough group.
The team comes here with real chances of advancing to the knockout stage and they have trounced this same Benfica at home on their first meeting in the Champions League.
But we will have a wounded Benfica here. Even eliminated, at Estádio da Luz, Benfica deserves some well-earned respect.
I would accept these odds in case Benfica was facing United or another great European club, but not Basel. I believe that Benfica, wounded with this embarrassing campaign, will have something to say in this encounter.
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