Benfica take on the visitors Basel at “Estadio da Luz” in the round six of the UEFA Champions League Group stage. The match will be played in Lisbon on Tuesday, December 5th.
At the moment Benfica are leading the tough battle for the first position in the Portuguese Primeira Liga, demonstrating a tremendous competitive form. Although “Aguias” really struggle on the UEFA Champions League group stage: the team has not managed to gain a single point so far, having lost any chances to appear even in the UEFA Europa League. Benfica also failed the home Eurocup battles: 1:2 against CSKA Moscow and 0:1 to Manchester United.
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Without a doubt Basel are the best side in the Swiss Super League: the club regularly performs in different Eurocups, having quite solid roster. On the eve of the last gameweek in the UEFA Champions League Group stage, everything depends on the Swiss as at the moment the team is sitting on the second place in Group A standings with nine points taken. Concerning Basel’s results on the road within the group, the club was thrashed by Manchester United with 0:3 scoreline and broke 2:0 CSKA Moscow.
In the first-lap fight in face of their supporters Basel simply destroyed Benfica with 5:0 scoreline. At this point both rivals demonstrate remarkable performance in the domestic elite divisions, however, Benfica have no insensitive left in the UEFA Champions League, and therefore, the upcoming game may turn into a spectacular fight with a number of scored goals.
Prediction for the match: Over 2.5 scored goals.