Spartak Moscow – Benfica 04-08-2021
Russian team Spartak Moscow and protugal team Benfica will play in a match of qualification for the Champions League groups for season 2021-2022, as this is 3rd qualification round.
Spartak M. is one of the best Russian teams, which last season ranked 2nd. Among the advantages of Spartak M are the high performance (56 goals scored) and the stable defense as a whole. They enter the match after the victory over Krylya Sovetov on Friday with 1:0 and it seems that they have made a good preparation during the summer break. The statistics between the two teams show an almost equal performance, as in two matches Spartak M has recorded a victory and a loss. Pavel Maslov and Aleksandr Selikhov are expected to be absent from the starting lineup, and the Russian club has enough reserves to replace them for the match.
Benfica, for its part, also held summer training and is preparing for this important match. The team recorded 1:1 with Marseille in a friendly match, as the championship in Portugal has not started yet and this will be the first match for the team in a major tournament. Benfica finished third for the 2020-2021 season in the Portuguese Premier League, as the team is one of the strongest in defense and has very few goals conceded. In this match I do not expect more than two goals, and I will choose a position to bet on a double chance. I think that Spartak Moscow will not lose the match in the Russian capital.
Prediction – home win or draw – 1.616 from 22bet22bet Sports betting