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Liverpool vs Benfica: Predictions, odds and betting tips

08:57 SAST 2022/04/13
Diogo Jota Liverpool Manchester City 2021-22
The Reds are in great form and aiming for a quadruple of trophies when they host the Portuguese team on Wednesday

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Liverpool have one foot in the semi-finals of the Champions League but must complete the job when they host Benfica on Wednesday.

The Reds beat the Portuguese giants 3-1 in Lisbon to give them a significant advantage from the first leg.

Sunday's tough 2-2 draw against Manchester City may have left the Reds lacking energy heading into the midweek clash.

Liverpool vs Benfica latest odds

Liverpool are heavy favourites to win the Champions League clash, with bet365 pricing them at 2/7 (1.29).

Benfica are big outsiders at 17/2 (9.5) to get the win in the second leg of the quarter-final tie. The draw is priced at 5/1 (6.0).

Liverpool vs Benfica first goalscorer

Mohamed Salah is the lowest priced player to open the scoring against Benfica at 3/1 (4.0), while Liverpool team-mate Diogo Jota is available at 15/4 (4.75) Sadio Mane can be backed at 9/2 (5.5).

Benfica's Darwin Nunez is 10/1 (11.0) to break the deadlock against the Reds, while Haris Seferovic is 12/1 (13.0).

Liverpool vs Benfica preview

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has a full team to choose from heading into this tie, whereas Benfica are without Lucas Veríssimo and Rodrigo Pinho.

A 3-1 advantage should be insurmountable against a Liverpool team who have failed to win just two of their last 19 matches in all competitions.

Benfica have nothing else to play for having dropped out of the race for the Primeira Liga title and will be giving their all to get back into contention for a last-four place in the Champions League.

The Anfield team are looking to win the quadruple this season however, and will be confident of protecting their lead when they host the Lisbon team on Wednesday.

Liverpool vs Benfica tips and predictions

Backing Liverpool to be winning at half-time and full-time is available at 4/5 (1.8) in this match and looks a smart bet given the strength of the home team.

Odds correct at the time of writing. 18+. Begambleaware.org