Free Champions League Pick Lyon vs. Benfica
Looking for Lyon vs. Benfica free picks? Champions League betting sees Lyon taking on Benfica on Wednesday, October 23rd, at Estadio Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon Portugal. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all Champions League football matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily European football predictions and soccer tips.
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Lyon vs. Benfica
Lyon vs Benfica
Date: Wednesday October 23nd 2019
Time: 3:00 PM ET
Venue: Estadio Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Benfica, Portugal
Champions League Moneyline Odds: Lyon +230/ Tie +270/ Benfica+110
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Champions League Betting Total: 2.5 O -130/ U +110
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A critical game in group G goes down this Wednesday as Lyon travel West to Portugal to play Benfica in Lisbon.
Benfica will be highly motivated to get the job done here as they have yet to put a point up on the board yet and know anything less than a win likely has them out of the competition.
It has been a pretty weird year for Lyon as they are having a historically bad season in the French League, but have themselves poised for a knockout stage berth after their big upset of RB Leipzig last matchday.
That last Champions League game ended with Lyon winning 2-0, but that was not representative of how that game went as Leipzig had missed about 5 excellent chances and Timo Werner had an absolute shocker of a game.
Now they will need to buck the trend of their Ligue 1 form and put together yet another impressive performance against Benfica this Wednesday.
That does seem hard to imagine though as they have been struggling mightily to score goals lately and that is despite them playing a 4-3-3 formation with 3 out and out strikers.
It would not surprise me if they revert to a 4-2-3-1 here and concentrate more on locking down their defense in this one.
Benfica have not been great in this year’s competition, but they likely can count themselves a bit unlucky. They had to play Leipzig on the first matchday and only barely lost 2-1 against who is the class of this group.
They then needed to travel to Russia last matchday against a solid Zenit side who are very tough to beat at home. They know get a good spot for themselves as they get this game at home against one of the weaker sides in the group.
They will probably go to a 4-2-3-1 formation like they had against Zenit as I can see them wanting to press numbers up the pitch and try to take the lead early.
Free Lyon vs Benfica Champions League Prediction:
This is a perfect spot for Benfica as I think they are a good team who finally gets a spot that favors them in this competition. The odds of +110 is awfully generous and this is looking to be my favorite game on the board this week.
4* Free Champions League Betting Pick: Benfica ML +110
Bet Benfica this Wednesday and cash in on this strong home favorite.
Champions League Free Score Prediction: Lyon 1-3 Benfica
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