Prediction

Benfica vs. Spartak Moscow

Saturday, November 7th 2012, 12:45 CET

On the 7th of November, at the Champions League, the football teams Benfica and Spartak Moscow are going to meet again, after their only head-to-head confrontation that took place this year, on the 23rd of October. That match was won by Spartak Moscow, who achieved a 2-1 victory against Benfica.

In the previous match, both Spartak and Benfica were dealing with some injury problems. While Benfica had their best midfield players injured, Spartak have encountered bad luck with their goalkeepers. This coincidence, as well as the statistics of the teams’ last matches appear to predict a relatively tight match.

Before defeating Benfica, Spartak have lost all their last three consecutive matches, and that was due to absence of the goalkeeper Andriy. Moreover, they have recently lost to Russian Premier League leaders Anzi Makhachkala. On the other hand, Benfica have won all the matches since the defeat they suffered in front of Barcelona in the last round of Champions League.

All in all, even if I expect this match to be an extremely balanced and exciting one, I’ll place a bet on Benfica’s victory. I bet 5 units at 1.54. The odds I used are from IBCBET.

Benfica to win at 1.54.

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