Champions League – group stage
start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
of the main disappointments of the group Champions League tournament
that is going to finish very soon became the terrible game of the
most honorable football club of Portugal. During the last matches
Benfica had lost twice to Manchester United and CSKA and one time to
Basel with the total score 1:12.
is quite clear that now during their last match the hosts of Estádio
da Luz are dreaming of shutting the door with a bang by gaining a
victory over Basel. This victory will help Benfica to make up for
terrible failure during the group stage.
Portugal (the head coach Rui Vitória)
defending champion of Portugal has demonstrated poor results also in
frames of its national championship. According to the results of 13
rounds the Eagles from Lisbon are taking only the 3rd
position (30 points) being behind the tandem of leaders (Porto and
Sporting) with 3 points. But we should say that the team of Rui
Vitória had managed to earn one point (0:1) during the away match
against Porto contrary to the opinion of all experts.
Switzerland (the head coach Raphaël Wicky)
champion of Switzerland came to Lisbon as a bright favorite. Basel
will be pleased enough with a goalless draw in order to leave the
group from the second place and get into the first round of play-off.
us remind you that Basel and CSKA have 9 points and under the final
equality of points the team of Raphaël Wicky will get the advantage
over the vice-champion of Russia according to the results of personal
meetings (2:0 and 1:2).
what team is the favorite of this very important and decisive meeting
in Lisbon? According to the bookmakers this is the champion of
Switzerland. Officially, the hosts of Estádio da Luz don’t need
anything else except the quite understandable desire to please their
loyal fans. And that is why the team of Rui Vitória will fight for
2.85, draw – 3.40, Basel –2.40;
Basel (Asian Handicap 0) – odds 1.79 Pinnacle