On Tuesday 2 November, Bayern will host Benfica in the fourth round of the Champions League group stage. The group E meeting, which will be held at the Allianz-Arena.
Bayern are topping the group E standings with 9 points out of a possible 9.
The Munich players alternately defeated Barcelona (3: 0), Dynamo Kiev (5: 0) and Benfica (4: 0), without conceding a single goal.
In the German Bundesliga, things are not going so smoothly for Julian Nagelsmann’s charges , but after ten rounds they still scored 25 points and are leading, ahead of Borussia Dortmund by 1 point.
On the eve, Bayern beat Union Berlin (5: 2), rehabilitating themselves for being eliminated from the German Cup and a sensational defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach (0: 5).
Leon Goretzka, Luca Hernandez, Erik Chupo-Moting and Sven Ulreich are recovering after injuries at the Munich side.
Benfica are in second place in the group E standings with 4 points in three rounds played.
On account of the Lisbon team a draw with Dynamo Kiev (0: 0), a victory over Barcelona (3: 0) and a defeat against Bayern (0: 4).
In the last match of the Portuguese championship, the Eagles parted with Estoril (1: 1) and lost first place, leaving Porto and Sporting behind.
Benfica’s injured include André Almeida, Gilles Dias, Valentino Lazaro, Rodrigo Pinho, Haris Seferovic and Jedzon Fernandes.
Forecast and rate
In the upcoming match, 1xbet download app give the advantage to the hosts: Bayern win – 1.20 , Benfica win – 16.00, draw – 7.10.
The Munich players are now so dominant on the pitch that the main intrigue before this meeting is whether the Eagles will manage to avoid a major defeat.
In Lisbon, they were close to this, because they held out until the 70th minute, after which they missed Leroy Sane and fell apart before our eyes.
A similar scenario can be expected in Munich, where Bayern will actively move forward and Benfica will hope for the toughness of their defense.
The Eagles are hardly ready for a great feat now, so our forecast and bet is “time-match: W1W1 and total over 2.5” for 1.85.
Let’s also take “total over 3.5” for 1.83, assuming that Benfica will score too, because they had good chances in the first match.