Benfica take on the visitors Dynamo Kyiv in the second leg of UEFA Conference League qualification finals. First leg result: 2-0. The match will be played on Tuesday, August 23rd at Estádio da Luz (Lisbon).
Benfica invariably set the maximum goal. But in recent years, the Eagles have lagged behind not only Porto, but also Sporting. It is clear that now, before the new mentor, Roger Schmidt, the task is to return to the 1st place. In the last draw, under Georges Jesus, it was possible to bypass Barcelona (and just Dynamo) and reach the playoffs. However, for now it is necessary to reach the group stage. And you can say that Benfica is already there with one foot. In qualifiers they look very solid. Midtjylland was beaten in both matches with a total score of 7-2. And last Sunday, a solid, 2 goals, advantage over the vice-champions of Ukraine was achieved. Now you can even lose minimally in your native Lisbon, and still go further. But the public, of course, will demand a new success.
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Objectively, it is very difficult for Dynamo Kyiv, and here is the absence of games on the domestic arena since December (the UPL did not resume in the spring and starts on that very day). And the need to hosts an opponent not at home, but abroad. Lodz was chosen as the "base", and at first the stadium was "lucky". Here they did not let through Fenerbahce and beat Sturm. True, both the Turks and the Austrians were eventually squeezed in the extra time of the return, away matches. By the way, this was a signal that the "blue and white" are in good shape. But there was not enough strength for Benfica, and no luck either. Prior to this, the main player was Buschan, who rescued his partners. He even saved a penalty with the "canaries". But last Wednesday the guests scored twice from 3 shots on target. But there are no particular complaints either: Gilberto's shot went between Shepelev's legs, before Goncalo Ramos' goal, Tsygankov was rudely “cut off”. 0-2, and now the question is: will Dynamo try to make a comeback in Lisbon?
Benfica lost only the very first match against Dynamo. Then they won 5 out of 6 fights - except for last year's 0-0. Bookmakers are waiting for Benfica's confident victory in the second leg as well. But they can even lose minimally, which, however, the fans will not understand. The visitors do not convince in terms of attacks. We bet on "under 3.0 goals".
Prediction for the match: Under 3.0 scored goals.