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RB Salzburg vs Benfica Prediction, Tips & Stats

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          Match Result

          Olympique Marseille

          Benfica


          38.1%

          Oly

          25.3%

          draw

          63.4%

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          Results display the percentage of matches that have been Won or Drawn in all matches this season in all major Competitions and International Friendlies

          Both Teams To Score

          Olympique Marseille

          Benfica


          57.1%

          Oly

          53%

          combined

          48.8%

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          Results display the percentage of matches that have been BTTS in all matches this season in all major Competitions and International Friendlies

          Over 2.5 Goals

          Olympique Marseille

          Benfica


          52.4%

          Oly

          56.6%

          combined

          61%

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          Results display the percentage of matches that have been Over 2.5 Goals in all matches this season in all major Competitions and International Friendlies

          RB Salzburg vs Benfica Prediction, Tips & Stats

          Inter and Real Sociedad are already guaranteed to be heading towards the knockout stages, which means it is a straight shootout for who takes the third place Europa League spot, RB Salzburg or Benfica. The former won 2-0 last time out in Portugal, with an early António Silva Red determining the outcome.

          RB Salzburg

          Salzburg haven’t been particularly impressive in qualifying, but they have proved to be a difficult side to face. This is highlighted by the fact they’ve conceded just five goals so far. However, this defensive approach has had its drawbacks, with Salzburg only scoring three times, failing to score in three of their five matches. Despite this, they are placed in fourth on four points.

          Last time out in Europe, the Austrian side held Real Sociedad to a 0-0 draw, picking up a vital point despite being dominated throughout. This level of grit and determination will be needed versus a Benfica side that will come out flying.

          Benfica

          Roger Schmidt would have fancied his chances of making it out of the group this season, settling for a minimum of Europa League football. However, Benfica currently sits at the bottom of the table on just one point, with a steep mountain to climb if they are to continue in Europe this season. The Portuguese champions have failed to impress at both ends of the field, scoring just four goals and conceding ten. 

          Furthermore, As Aguias have struggled to convert their opportunities recently, picking up draws versus Moreirense and Farense, which is a shock considering they scored three past Inter last time out in the Champions League. 

          Verdict?

          Salzburg have lost both of their home games this campaign, failing to score in either of them. Given that Benfica must win and by a relatively decent margin, they must commit and take risks, providing counter attacking opportunities to the hosts. On paper, this game should see plenty of goals with Benfica dominating most of the ball and attacking play. 

          The final prediction is RB Salzburg 1-2 Benfica.

          RB Salzburg Team News

          The Austrian side is full of exciting prospects, with Karim Konate, Oscar Gloukh and Luka Sucic all set to start. Alexander Schlager will also start in between the sticks. 

          Benfica Team News

          Silva picked up his second red card in five UCL games last time out, so he is suspended. 19-year-old Joao Neves has been the most consistent performer in a Benfica shirt, and he will start in midfield. 

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