Benfica vs Bayern Munich PREVIEW & PREDICTION 19/09/2018

In the previous one, the Bavarian painting leaves as a favorite due to its greater collective and individual hierarchy. Therefore, so the Portuguese are competitive and intense in their actions, we believe that the boys of Niko Kovac have what it takes to manage the times, get an advantage and keep it until the final whistle. Paints to be a tactical duel and closed at times, but favorable to the visit for its higher quality offensive matter.


The Lusitanian team played against Rio Ave at home for the Portuguese League Cup (triumph 2-1 after winning 1-0 in the first half). In his domestic league has added 10 points in total, product of 3 wins and equality. For the moment he is leading the competition with Braga and Sporting de Lisboa. If goals are involved, he has scored 10 and has given 3 on his fence, proving to be an explosive set in attack when he proposes it. A curious detail in this campaign start is linked to the goals given in his fence. He has maintained his unbeaten goal of visit, but has given goals in the two games he played at home.

In the Da Luz stadium, Benfica has played two matches for the Primeira Liga, achieving 4 points out of 6 played in total. He has won 3-2 against Vitoria Guimaraes at home and equalized 1-1 against Sporting Lisbon in the derby of the capital. For this duel it is expected that the coach Rui Vitoria take their precautions, as it will hit a rival of high quality. Considering this, we will have to see if it keeps the 4-3-3 system that it uses in the usual way. As an extra fact, we tell you that the “Águilas” already played two home games for the previous phase of the Champions League (1-0 victory against Fenerbahce of Turkey and 1-1 draw against the PAOK of Greece).

Bayern Munich:

The Bavarian side comes from beating Bayern Leverkusen 3-1 at home, adding their third straight win in the Bundesliga. Previously, he had won 3-1 at Hoffenheim in the debut, then scored 0-3 against Stuttgart. So far, we can conclude that the team is still lethal at the time of attack. Therefore, it should not surprise us that it generates some situations from the initial stage. For this duel it is expected that coach Kovac will repeat the 4-3-3 system that he has been using regularly, which is allowing his boys to be dynamic and effective against the opposing goal.

Continuing with the analysis you should know that Thiago Alcántara is being the axis of this new era, being accompanied by Thomas Muller and Leon Goretzka at the wheel. Above, the Croatian coach has decided to use Ribery and Robben on the wings, leaving Pole Lewandowski on the edge. From the bench they are also contributing Tolisso, James Rodriguez and Gnabry. Other important players for the system are the wings Alaba and Kimmich, which provide brand and unfold by the bands.

The last duel between Benfica and Bayern Munich at the Da Luz stadium was 2 and a half years ago. More precisely in April 2016 for the quarterfinals of the Champions of that season. That game ended 1-1 in the initial stage and 2-2 after the final whistle.

PREDICTION: Bayern Munich to win @ 1.52