UEFA Champions League – Barcelona VS Benfica | BAR VS BEN Dream11 Prediction
The UEFA Champions League has reached its penultimate stage where all the football clubs are playing their second last group stage fixture. In a hotly contested Group E battle, Barcelona will lock horns with Benfica on the 5th Match Day. Barcelona seized a comfortable victory over Espanyol in their last La Liga Santander fixture by 1-0. Benfica also got hold of Pacos Ferreira at their fourth-round Portuguese league encounter by 4-1. Barcelona is currently second in the table whereas Benfica is third. The upcoming game between the two sides will be a deciding factor that will confirm the fate of Group E. Barcelona seems the favorites to win, Benfica will truly perform well in a nothing-to-lose scenario.
- Date: 24th November 2021
- Time: 01:30 am
- Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
- Live Stream: Star Sports Network.
Head to Head: Barcelona vs Benfica
- Matches Played: 5
- Barcelona Won: 2
- Benfica Won: 1
- Draw: 2
Barcelona and Benfica share the closest rivalry at the Champions League. Of the five games between the two sides, Barcelona has managed to win a couple whereas Benfica recently defeated the club in September.
- Barcelona Current Form: L D W D W
- Benfica Current Form: D D L W W
- Memphis Depay
The most brilliant attacker in the current Barcelona team is Depay. After the departure or Messi, Depay has handled the Barcelona attack brilliantly and is our top pick of the match against the Benfica.
- Sergio Busquets
Sergio Busquets will lead the midfield for Barcelona and play a crucial role in defending the Benfica attack. Busquets has extraordinary all-round abilities that take him into our top pick of the match against Benfica.
- Darwin Nunez
Darwin Nunes is the center-forward for the Benfica and is leading the side exceptionally well. Nunez is the top goalscorer this season and is also one of the most probable goal scorers against Barcelona.
- Rafa Silva
Portuguese midfielder Rafa Silva has been one of the most experienced players for the Benfica side and his excellent skills will help Benfica to earn a competitive advantage over Barcelona.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Ronald Araujo, Sergi Roberto; Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri; Philippe Coutinho, Memphis Depay, Philippe Coutinho
Odysseas Vlachodimos; Nicolas Otamendi, Morato, Jan Vertonghen; Gilberto, Pizzi, Julian Weigl, Alex Grimaldo; Rafa Silva, Roman Yaremchuk, Darwin Nunez.
Barcelona is in exceptional form and has an upper hand over Benfica. Barcelona is the favorite team to win the upcoming Champions League fixture against Benfica.
- Barcelona- 60%
- Benfica- 40%
- Our Prediction: Barcelona 2-1 Benfica
- Goalkeeper: Odysseas Vlachodimos
- Defenders: Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Morato, Gilberto
- Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Pedri, Rafa Silva
- Attackers: Philippe Coutunho (C), Darwin Nunez, Memphis Depaulu (VC)