UCL 2022-23: Juventus vs Benfica prediction and betting tips (September 14)
Juventus are in search of a win at the moment. They are without a win in the last three matches. The Bianconeri host Benfica who have won all of their matches this season. Can they win the match?
Kostic has had a goal contribution in the last three matches for Juve.
Kostic has had a goal contribution in the last three matches for Juve.
by Paul Awoniyi Paul Awoniyi

Juventus host Benfica in Round 2 of the 2022-23 UCL group stage matches.

The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, 14 September 2022. The match venue is Allianz Stadium, Torino, Italy.

Latest odds on betting sites

Juventus to win odds are priced at 2.20 (+120 American; 6/5 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.50 (+250; 5/2), while Benfica to win odds are priced at 3.25 (+225; 9/4).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Juventus β€” 45%, draw β€” 28%, Benfica β€” 27%.

Latest betting odds on Juventus vs Benfica (14 September 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals β€” 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Under 2.5 goals β€” 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Asian handicap (0.0, -0.5) on Juventus β€” 1.96 (-104; 25/26)
  • Asian handicap (0.0, +0.5) on Benfica β€” 1.94 (-106; 50/53)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) β€” 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
  • Both teams to score (No) β€” 2.05 (+105; 21/20)

Match preview and statistics

Juventus have one win, three draws and a loss. They drew 2-2 with Salernitana in their last match. The ending was unbelievable.

Antonio Candreva scored in the 18th minute. Mazzocchi dribbled into the left side of the box before firing the ball towards the net. Candreva arrived at the far post to finish it. Pasquale Mazzochhi got the credit for the assist.

Krzysztof Piatek made it 0-2 on the stroke of halftime as he converted the penalty and smashed the ball into the bottom corner, sending Perin the wrong way. Gleison Bremer pulled one back in the 51st minute with a thumping header bouncing up off the group and into the top corner. Filip Kostic assured the goal with the cross.

Leonardo Bonucci missed the penalty in the added minute but volleyed the rebound with his left foot to level the score. Arkadiusz Milik scored a goal to win the game in the 90+5 minute, but the goal was ruled out by offside. Four red cards were awarded in this period. Arkadiusz Milik, Federico Fazio, Massimiliano Allegri and Juan Cuadrado were red carded.

Team statistics: 61% possession, 1.88 expected goals, 23 total shots, three big chances, eight shots on target, 505 accurate passes, 88% pass accuracy, 13 fouls committed, six offsides, eight corners, four yellow cards and three yellow cards.

In their UCL Round 1 fixture, Juve lost 1-2 to PSG. Mbappe scored a brace for the Parisians, while Weston McKennie scored for the Bianconeri.

Juventus team news: Angel Di Maria, Federico Chiesa, Kaio Jorges, Manuel Locatelli, Paul Pogba and Wojciech Szczesny are sidelined due to injuries.

Benfica have not lost any of the matches played this season. They have won 11 consecutive games. The Eagles beat Famalicao 1-nil in the match.

Rafa Silva scored the winning goal in the 63rd minute with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alejandro Grimaldo with a cross.

Team statistics: 70% possession, 1.44 expected goals, 13 total shots, three big chances, seven shots on target, 625 accurate passes, 89% pass accuracy, 12 fouls committed, one offside and five corners.

In the UCL Round 1 tie, Benfica beat Maccabi Haifa 2-nil. Rafa Silva opened the scoring with a volley into the far corner. Assisted by Alex Grimaldo with the cross. Grimaldo doubled the lead in the 54th minute with a screamer. He tried his luck from 35 yards out, curling the ball past Cohen into the top corner.

Benfica team news: Joao Victor and Lucas Verissimo are sidelined due to injuries.

Juventus vs Benfica H2H

Juventus and Benfica have met four times. Both teams have one win with two draws. The Bianconeri won the last meeting on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

Lineups and key players

Juventus projected starting lineups:

  • Mattia Perin
  • Alex Sandro
  • Leonardo Bonucci
  • Gleison Bremer
  • Juan Cuadrado
  • Leandro Daniel Paredes
  • Fabio Miretti
  • Weston McKennie
  • Angel Di Maria
  • Arkadiusz Milik
  • Filip Kostic

Filip Kostic is the key player to watch out for. He has had a goal contribution in the last three matches for Juve. Kostic assisted a goal in their previous match in the league. The winger needs to have a good game in the Round 2 fixture.

Benfica projected starting lineup:

  • Odisseas Vlachodimos
  • Alexander Bah
  • Antonio Silva
  • Nicolas Otamendi
  • Alex Grimaldo
  • Florentino Luis
  • David Neres
  • Rafa Silva
  • Joao Mario
  • Goncalo Ramos

Alex Grimaldo is the key player to watch out for. He had a top performance in their Round 1 fixture against Maccabi Haifa, with a goal and an assist. The left-back had another good game in the last game against Famalicao, assisting the game winner.

Prediction and betting tips

Juventus are not in the best shape but are putting up the fight to be on top once again. They almost won the previous match they drew, coming back from 0-2 to draw 2-2, but Milik’s goal was ruled out by VAR for offside. They lost 1-2 to PSG in the Round 1 tie and should play better in this match.

Benfica have won all of the matches played this season. They are on an 11-game winning streak. The last meeting between both teams was in the 2018 Champions Cup. Juve won on penalties. The predictions for this clash are Juventus to win, and over 2.5 goals. There’s a high chance for over 2.5 goals, considering the form of both teams and their form. The correct score prediction is 2-1. The Old Lady have the home advantage. A win is very much possible for them.

Betting prediction: Juventus to win

Odds: 2.20 (+120 American; 6/5 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.91 (-110 American; 10/11 Fractional)

Correct score prediction: 2-1

Odds: 9.0 (+900 American; 9/1 Fractional)

FootballUEFA Champions League. Group stage. Round 2
Juventus β€” Benfica
Correct score β€” 2-1
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