Benfica vs RB Leipzig Match Info
Match date: 17th September 2019
Kick-Off: 8:00 pm
Stadium: Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon
Benfica vs RB Leipzig Head to Head Record
30 Jul 2017 RB Leipzig 2 – 0 Benfica
Matches played: 3
Benfica wins: 0
RB Leipzig wins: 1
Benfica vs RB Leipzig Stats
- RB Leipzig come into the match as Bundesliga table-toppers with three wins and a draw
- Benfica bagged two wins in a row since their late-August loss to Porto (0-2)
- The sides met in 2017 and RB Leipzig bagged a 2-0 Emirates Cup win in London
Benfica vs RB Leipzig Match Preview
RB Leipzig have been in fine form early in the new campaign and they now travel for their Champions League clash at Benfica looking to build on the unbeaten streak, where they top the Bundesliga table with ten points to their name after four games including a thriller 1-1 draw against Bayern Munich now behind them.
Die Bullen haven’t impressed on Saturday but certainly get a lot to build on, having beaten Union Berlin (0-4), Eintracht Frankfurt (2-1), and Borussia Monchengladbach (1-3) beforehand. They’ve been scoring goals on the regular and enjoyed a great spell in the final third, led by Timo Werner – who bagged five goals in four games.
Benfica have a two-match winning streak of their own and will surely be very motivated to build on it too. They’ve beaten Sporting Braga (0-4), Gil Vicente (2-0) and kept clean sheets on both occasions, with an interesting turn of events where the rivals netted three own goals and Pizzi added three along the way.
Eagles have been rock-solid through their pre-season and kept it up early in the campaign, only seeing Porto (0-2 loss at this ground) interupt the winning streak. They will now hope to show off such a spell of form and we do expect to see them a very tough nut to crack once again.
We will still stick our necks out for RB Leipzig to snatch a point at Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica and go for a Draw here, which comes at 12/5 with William Hill and feels like more than just a lively longshot at this point.
We should see goals and we thus hope to see them on both ends, which also has us going for a Yes on Both teams to score at 8/13 with bet365. We’ve seen both sides in good shape up front and this sets up an exciting head-to-head clash on Tuesday evening.
Benfica vs RB Leipzig Betting Tips
Draw @ 12/5 with William Hill
Both teams to score Yes @ 8/13 with bet365
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