Barcelona hosts Benfica in round 5 of the Champions League group stage. The match will be played on Tuesday, November 23rd at Camp Nou (Barcelona).
After a streak of failures and disastrous results, Barcelona said goodbye to Ronald Koeman and appointed the legend of the club, Xavi. And this appointment seemed to be beneficial to the team. Barcelona won in Xavi’s debut match, beating Espanyol at Camp Nou (1-0). In general, the Catalans had control over the game. Barcelona is slowly moving higher in the LaLiga standings, and now it is ranked sixth. In the Champions League, the Catalans did not start well, so it will be very difficult to get a ticket to the playoffs. The start in the Champions League group stage was simply terrible - two defeats in the first two matches with a total score of 0-6. After that, there were the first goals and unconvincing 1-0 victories over Dynamo Kyiv.
Benfica, in turn, continues to fight for the champion’s title in its championship. Porto and Sporting are only one point ahead. But given the average level of the Portuguese championship, the results are rather predictable. As for the Champions League, things are as shaky as those of the Catalans. The Eagles started with a goalless draw against Dynamo Kyiv and hammered Barcelona (3-0), but then they were beaten by Bayern Munich twice (0-4 and 5-2).
After the appointment of Xavi as head coach of Barcelona, progress in the game began to be noticeable. At least, the team feels confident on the pitch, and order is also being established. Benfica is good in its league, but things are bad in the Champions League from the very beginning. I think that the Catalans will be able to win the upcoming game.
Bet Type: 3Way - result
Best Odds: 1.72 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 23-Nov-2021 21:00 CET
Event Result: 0:0(0:0)
Profit: -40.00 Units