Benfica welcomes AEK Athens in a match from Group E
In a game with zero meaning for both sides, Benfica welcomes AEK Athens in a match from Group E of the Champions League. Let’s examine this clash in Lisboa in our predictions football 1×2.
Benfica are dissapointed with their campaign in the Champions League this season. The Portuguese team aimed to qualify for the 1/8-finals of the competition, but now Benfica will finish third in the group. Which means that at least they will continue in Europa League after New Year.
Right now the Eagles from Lisboa are 3rd in the group with 4 points won from 5 matches played. Their record so far shows 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses. Benfica’s only win in the group so far came exactly against AEK. In October these two teams met in Athens and Benfica won with 3-2.
In their previous game in the group Benfica suffered a devastating 1-5 loss against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. Gedson Fernandes scored for the Eagles just a minute after the halftime break, but in general Bayern dictated what’s happening on the pitch during the entire game.
As for AEK, the Greek team is still without a point in the group standings. From five games played so far, AEK lost all five of them. The team’s goal difference is also not speaking well of their performance so far – 2 goals scored and 12 goals conceded.
In their last game AEK suffered a fifth consecutive loss in the group, conceding a 0-2 defeat against Ajax at home. Dusan Tadic scored a brace for the Dutch side, while once again AEK didn’t find a way to trouble their opponent.
These are our predictions football 1×2 for the Champions League clash between Benfica and AEK Athens in Lisboa. We wish you good luck!