Betting tip UEFA Champions League: FC Zenit Saint Petersburg - Benfica Lissabon
Wednesday, 09.03.2016 at 18:00
The eighth final match of the champions League between Zenit St. Petersburg and Benfica Lissabon promises to be a very thrilling match. The Portuguese have a little advantage for this upcoming match due to the 1:0 score from the first match. The Russian champion has also every chance to win in front of the local fans. Kick-off is on Wednesday in Russia at 6 p.m..
Current Performance of Zenit St. Petersburg - The attentive Observer of the UEFA Champions League will still know that in the season of 2014/15 Benfica Lissabon and St. Petersburg already have met at the group stage. They have won the match with a score of 1:0 at home. This result would mean a extra time of at least 30 Minutes on Wednesday. The Russian will do everything to lead the match at an early time and score at least one more goal. Especially the offensive duo Hulk and Artem Dzuyuba is a threat for Benfica. Each of the two players scored 8 goals in this season and in addition the Brazilian owns 14 assists. The defence of Benfica has to work hard on Wednesday. The present champion of the premier League has to struggle at the championship. At the moment the chances aren’t very good to get a grid for the next season of the Champions league. Zenit currently is on the fourth position of the table and there is still a 6 point margin to the second position and the qualification grid. There are even 9 points missing to the leading position of ZSKA. In Addition the last match against Krasnodar ended with a score of 0:0 that’s why Zenit may have a lot of anger and will give more than 100% on Wednesday.
Current Performance of Benfica Lissabon - On the contrary to Zenit Benfica Lissabon has no worry like that. In the championship they have currently the leading position and still a two point lead to the rival of the city Sporting and five points to FC Porto. They have won the leading position finally on the last weekend against Sporting with a score of 1:0. The team of Coach Rui Vitoria now has more self-confidence. In addition they also have won the first match against St.Petersburg with a score of 1:0 even thogh the fans had to wait a while until the final goal at the Estadio da Luz. Only in the additional time Jonas was able to score a goal. The score of 1:0 is letting every options open not only for Benfica also for Russia that’s why they have to be concentrated at the very first beginning. If you take a look at the last results, that shouldn’t be a big problem for Lissabon. Except of the match against Sporting they had to celebrate victories against Pacos Ferreira and Madeira and also a clear won match against Belenenses with a score of 5:0. They only had to suffer a defeat against FC Porto with a score of 1:2. The match against Russia will be very interesting.
Betting tip for this match - Due to the naked facts Benfica is the favourite in this match. The team is full of self-confidence because of the lately reached leading position of the table. They also have shown in the national League that they are able to handle a short margin. Maybe Benfica will not be able to win this match in St.Petersburg but they may fix the promotion. Our tip: Tip X.
The last 5 results of FC Zenit Saint Petersburg in detail
|19.03.2014||UEFA Champions League||Borussia Dortmund||FC Zenit Saint Petersburg||1:2|| |
|25.02.2014||UEFA Champions League||FC Zenit Saint Petersburg||Borussia Dortmund||2:4|| |
|11.12.2013||UEFA Champions League||FK Austria Wien||FC Zenit Saint Petersburg||4:1|| |
|26.11.2013||UEFA Champions League||FC Zenit Saint Petersburg||Atletico Madrid||1:1|| |
|06.11.2013||UEFA Champions League||FC Zenit Saint Petersburg||FC Porto||1:1|| |
The last 5 results of Benfica Lissabon in detail
|10.12.2013||UEFA Champions League||Benfica Lissabon||Paris Saint Germain||2:1|| |
|27.11.2013||UEFA Champions League||RSC Anderlecht||Benfica Lissabon||2:3|| |
|05.11.2013||UEFA Champions League||Olympiakos Piräus||Benfica Lissabon||1:0|| |
|23.10.2013||UEFA Champions League||Benfica Lissabon||Olympiakos Piräus||1:1|| |
|02.10.2013||UEFA Champions League||Paris Saint Germain||Benfica Lissabon||3:0|| |