Champions League Preview: Bayer Leverkusen vs. Benfica

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Updated: September 29, 2014
Bayer Leverkusen - Champions League

Match Date: 01 October 2014 (local time)

Venue: BayArena

 

Bayer and Benfica both struggled in their first Champions League match. The 2 lost the opportunity to score 3 crucial points that could have strengthened their respective campaigns in the tournament.

 

Bayer and Benfica are not debutants of the tournament and many are expecting the 2 to have a more improved performance this season.

 

The contenders

Bayer Leverkusen

The upcoming match generates utmost advantage to Bayer in terms of exploiting its home court advantage.

 

Unfortunately, the even steven finish with Freiburg caused many of Bayer’s player to incur a booking. Emir Spahic, for one received a red card. Considering this aspect at hand, many are looking into the possibility that the said situation could weaken the online betting favorite’s performance.

 

Benfica

Bayer’s (dismal) situation is music to Benfica’s ears. This will enable the squad to halt Bayer’s impending revenge towards toward them.

 

In terms of its domestic performance, Benfica continues to remain on top of Liga Sagres’ table, thus, it can readily shift its focus in this particular tournament.

 

Possible head turners

Despite the yellow card, many are still expecting Spahic to hit out an outstanding performance in the upcoming match.

 

Prediction

Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 Benfica

 

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