Place: Faro. Estádio Algarve.
Date: on the 1st of August, 2018 (Wednesday)
Match start: 21:05 (GMT+1)
Tournament: International Champions Cup.
In frames of the International Champions Cup the Eagles have taken part in two matches and in both case there had happened penalty shootout. In the match with Borussia Dortmund the Portuguese team has managed to win back with 0:2 during the main time and then to win in penalty shootout. The match with Juventus has the opposite course.
The score in match between Benfica and Juventus was opened only on the 65th minute – after 10 substitutes of the Italian team. The Zebras have scored after 10 changes of the Portuguese team have been made. During the penalty shootout the Eagles have converted only two shots out of four.
Thus, on the 28th of July Benfica has for the first time lost in the friendly match. We will remind you that to ICC these football players have participated in three informal matches, having won two of them.
The Lions on the International Champions Cup haven’t spent any match. In four other friendly matches they have managed to gain two victories having lost only one match (1:3 with Huddersfield).
In the national championship of the country Lyon has demonstrated worse results than the closest rival. If the team of Rui Vitória finished on the second line, having given way to Porto, then Les tisseurs became the third while they have won nine last matches out of 10 of the Ligue 1.
At the summer transfer market Lyon generally says goodbye to players but doesn’t welcome them. €58.6 million have been already earned and 20 million have been obtained from the 16-year-old forward Willem Geubbels who has gone to Monaco. The French club has spent only 8.5 million. By the way, Benfica is also earning on transfers but less – 30.2 million are gained and 15.4 – spent.
The last time the teams have met with each other in friendly match 2016 in which the Lions were stronger (3:2). At the group stage of the Champions League 2010/11 the teams have gained home victories– 2:0 Les tisseurs and 4:3 the Eagles.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Benfica vs Lyon
Benfica to win – odds 2.46;
Draw – 3.45;
Lyon to win – odds 2.73
The Portuguese team has participated in more informal matches and the rivals in general were stronger. We think, it will help the team of Vitória not to lose in the main time. Besides the match will take place in Portugal.
Benfica won’t lose and Over 1.5 – odds 1.68 10 bet (1 or X and O 1.5)
Benfica (Asian Handicap 0) – odds 1.85 Asianodds