Brugge v Benfica UCL Betting Preview


Posted: December 23, 2022

Updated: December 27, 2022

  • Club Brugge made history by reaching the Round of 16
  • Benfica's scoring is still a high level threat
  • Brugge v Benfica 1st leg betting preview hot takes
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It’s safe to say everyone was shocked at how well Brugge performed on the group stage. They only lost one match and nearly finished first in Group B. The same goes for Benfica, who finished in a first-place tie with PSG. However, the Brugge v Benfica betting previews are noticeably one-sided. On a side note, this is the first time Brugge advanced past the group stage in 45 years.

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Both clubs are expected to be fully healthy by 15 February. That is if no one gets injured until then of course. But even with the home venue advantage, experts gave Brugge only a 25% chance of winning in the 1st leg. And the rematch in Lisbon is only going to have worse numbers. We’re expecting over 2.5 goals in this match, at least.

Another surprise was Brugge’s 4-0 victory over Porto in the group stage. Then they lost by four at home. The stakes are higher in the Round of 16 and we think Benfica will manage against their opponents. But they will concede at least one goal here. You can opt for a handicap bet instead of the correct score. In that case, choose Benfica -0.5 or -0.75. See our 2023 UCL Round of 16 betting guide for more tips.

The best betting odds for Brugge v Benfica

1 x 2 Both to Score Asian Total Over 2.75 Asian Handicap Benfica -0.75
3,66 3.48 2.02 1.62 1.95 2.278 Bet on 22BET Sportsbook