Match: Bayern Munich vs. Benfica Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Tuesday, 5 April, 2016
Start time: 19:45 GMT
Bayern Munich hosts Benfica in the first quarter-final between the two teams in the Champions League. The meeting is on Tuesday, April 5, starting at 19:45 GMT at “Allianz Arena”.
Pep Guardiola’s team had little trouble in the group stage of the tournament and ended as a winner, but in the Champions League, last 16 confront Juventus and was on seconds from dropping. After a draw 2:2 at “Juventus Stadium” in the first leg, Bayern trailing 0:2 at home in the second leg but managed to turn the meeting as a major contribution to this was Thomas Müller , who tied 2:2 seconds before the final whistle. In overtime guests were overwhelmed and “Bavarians” scored two more goals, which eliminated the “Bianconeri”. On 1/4-finals, they will face the strongest Portuguese team at the moment – Benfica, and they will have to demonstrate best to eliminate “Reds”.
Over the weekend, Bayern beat 1:0 Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga and keep the lead by five points ahead of second-placed Borussia Dortmund. Against Benfica Guardiola, you can not count on defenders Holger Badstuber and Jerome Boateng, who are injured while Mehdi Benatiya is questionable for the game. Arjen Robben is unlikely to recover in time to go out on the field in the first match and also removed from the accounts of Spanish specialist for the upcoming game.
Benfica arranges a meeting with Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals of the Champions League after sidelines Russian giants Zenit after two wins with 1:0 and 2:1. “Eagles” are in fine form and “Allianz Arena” they will try to increase its winning streak to nine games in all competitions.
The team of Rui Vitoria warmed to visit in Munich rout over Braga with 5:1 in the Portuguese championship. Julio Cesar, Luizao, and Lisandro López miss the meeting of the “Allianz Arena” because they are injured.
Bayern Munich proved effective in defeating Juventus 4:2, but in defense Pep Guardiola has a lot of problems. Benfica is a strong team and can score a goal in the match, but Bayern is super favorite in this game and expects to win the first meeting.