Brugge vs Benfica predictions and betting tips on February 15, 2023

Club Brugge Club Brugge
Champions League 15 feb 2023, 15:00 Club Brugge - Benfica
Finished
0 : 2
International, Bruges, Jan Breydel Stadion
Benfica Benfica
51’ (P)
Joao Mario
88’
David Neres
Prediction on game Total over 2.5
Odds: 1.86

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On February 15, Jan Breydel Stadium (Brugge) will host the 1/8 final match of the Champions League, in which Brugge will compete with Benfica. The battle will start at 21:00 CET.

Brugge


The team lost a long-time coach, Philippe Clement, during the previous season, under the rule of whom it regained its status as the force No.1 in Belgium. One way or another, the team managed to win the race for one more “gold” in the very end of the tournament. And then “the Black and Blues” overcame the first lap of the Champions League, winning all 3 matches (against Atlético, Bayer and Porto), which predetermined the overall success. After that, a couple of draws, speaking about the rest of the matches, were enough to get into the play-offs. At the same time, the higher mentioned European success was combined with the failures at the inner arena. Even now, when the mentor has been replaced (the promising English coach Scott Parker has moved to Benelux), the team cannot noticeably add in the game – too many draws do not allow it to achieve the traditional leadership in the Jupiler Pro League. A 1-1 score in the match with Union has continued to extend the series of draws.

Benfica


The club has not been able to take serious trophies for several years in a row. Taking into account the previous season, the only serious success of Jorge Jesus was the play-off of the Champions League. But even here the current mentor, Roger Schmidt, was able to surpass his predecessor. Moreover, this time the quartet was more difficult, but the Portuguese team beat not only Maccabi there, but also such a giant as Juventus (in both matches), and the struggles with PSG resulted in two 1-1 draws. That made it possible to get such a convenient opponent in the 1/8 final. “The Eagles” have reached good shape just before the battle. They are unconditionally leading in the local Primeira, where they won 17 matches out of 20. Speaking about a home match against Braga in the Taça de Portugal, the team spoiled its mood by losing on penalties.

The statistics of head-to-head matches


Both Brugge and Benfica are leaders of their countries, national football flagships. Still, they have never met in the European competitions.

Predictions


Bookmakers are ready to give the victory, no matter it’s an away battle, to the Portuguese grandee. But it goes without saying that the following match is of high importance for Brugge. We are waiting for “total: over 2.5” (odd: 1.86).

Prediction on game Total over 2.5
Odds: 1.86

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