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Benfica vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips

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      Benfica vs Atletico Madrid Predictions

      It’s been a story of two different teams in Champions League competition for Benfica. They’ve won both of their home games so far, relatively comfortably against Galatasaray and Astana, but picked up just one point in the away legs. Meanwhile, their most impressive performance of the season undoubtedly came in the away fixture against Athletico Madrid, which they won 2-1.

      Athletico are enjoying some strong form in La Liga and once again they’ve already qualified for the next phase along with Benfica. They didn’t match up well against Benfica in the previous match, but they were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw by Astana on their last road trip.

      Three Reasons for Betting Tips

      1. Last game

      There’s a defensive match-up here where Benfica seem to be set up well to thwart Athletico’s approach. We like the match-up, especially at home.

      2. Playing the Asian Handicap as a double chance

      Benfica are a defensive minded team and this is likely to be a tightly played game of football. All of this makes the +0.5 Asian Handicap more likely to land.

      3. Little bit of a dead rubber

      Yes, there’s a significant gain in terms of potential Last 16 draw for the group winner, but that’s not likely to be a strong motivation for either side in this game. All adding up to a tighter game favouring the home side.

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