Spartak Moscow will play at home with Benfica in the first match of the third round of the Champions League qualification. The match will take place on August 4 in Moscow, beginning at 20:00 Moscow time. Spartak – Benfica: forecast , bet, odds, statistics.
There are only a few official matches behind, but now, perhaps, we can say that Spartak is well prepared for the new season.
Despite all the fears associated, first of all, with the departure of Domenico Tedesco from the team , the red and white look very decent. The Portuguese Rui Vitoria quickly put his football to the team. Attacking style and instant pressure on loss of the ball are the main things to know about changes in the vice-champion of Russia.
Last Friday , Spartak won an away victory over Wings of the Soviets – 1: 0. The only goal was scored by Alexander Sobolev , who converted the penalty. Not very confident about the score, but about the game – quite.
But before that there was a slightly unexpected defeat from Rubin – 0: 1. But here “Spartak” is still a little unlucky. Vitoria’s team was definitely no worse than the opponent.
Meanwhile, Benfica have not yet had any official matches. The playing practice of the “eagles” is currently limited to control matches.
At the end of July, Benfica drew with French Marseille – 1: 1. And a little earlier there was a victory over the reigning champion of Ligue 1 “Lille” – 1: 0.
Striker Roman Yaremchuk became Benfica’s main acquisition this summer . The Lisbon club paid the Belgian “Ghent” 17 million euros for the striker of the Ukrainian national team. True, Yaremchuk is unlikely to play in Moscow – his transfer was arranged only a few days ago.
In addition, João Mario , who is remembered in Russia for his performances for Lokomotiv, joined the team as a free agent .
Well, it is probably important that Benfica did not have any serious personnel losses, all the main players are still in place.
Forecast and rate
You can bet on Spartak in this match for 3.10 , 1xbet app download offer a draw for 3.62 , and Benfica’s victory – for 2.48 .
Rui Vitoria vs. Benfica- and this is the main intrigue of the confrontation. The Portuguese led the Lisbon club for four years. Naturally, it will be extremely difficult for the Eagles to surprise their former coach. Vitoria knows very well what Benfica will play. For Spartak this is veryessential bargaining chip…