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Benfica Astana betting prediction

Betting suggestion:

The most likely scenario is that Benfica will be in front before half-time. We expect the home team to dominate the match from early on and to try to score an early goal, which would allow them to control the match and avoid surprises. Therefore, with the use of the home advantage, the most likely scenario is that the home team will reach its goal.
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Benfica and Astana face at the Luz Stadium, Lisbon, in a match for the first round of Group C of the Champions League.
There is no head to head history between these two teams, since this is the first time Astana has reached the Champions League. Therefore, due to the quality of its squad and its history in this competition, Benfica is the favourite.

Analysis Benfica

The home team arrives at this match after a 6-0 home win over Belenenses, in its second consecutive home win this season. Benfica is currently in the 3rd position of the Portuguese league, 1 point behind FC Porto and Sporting Lisbon.
In its last 10 home matches, new coach Rui Vitória’s team has scored an average of 2,5 goals and suffered 0,8 goals per match. Therefore, 70% of these matches have ended with Over 2,5 Goals.
Gaitán’s team has opened up the score in 5 of these matches and have always held on to the lead. Finally, it’s important to notice that their best moment is in the last 15’ of the match, in which they have scored 7 goals and suffered only 2.

Confirmed Lineup: Júlio César, Eliseu, Nélson Semedo, Jardel, Luisão, Nicolás Gaitán, Andreas Samaris, Anderson Talisca, Gonçalo Guedes, Konstantinos Mitroglou, Jonas.

Analysis Astana

Astana arrives at this match after a 2-3 away win over Ordabasy, in a match for the Kazakhstan league. Before reaching this group stage of the Champions League they have eliminated Maribor, HJK Helsinki and APOEL.
In this competition they have scored an average of 1,5 goals and have suffered 1 goal per match. Therefore, 67% of their matches have ended with Under 2,5 Goals.
In their 6 playoffs matches before group stage, coach Stanimir Stoilov’s team has opened up the score twice and have always held on to the lead. Finally, it’s important to notice that their best period is between minutes 46’ and 60’.

Confirmed Lineup: Nenad Erić, Marin Aničić, Branko Ilić, Evgeny Postnikov, Dmitriy Shomko, R. Cañas, Georgy Zhukov, Foxi Kethevoama, Nemanja Maksimović, Bauyrzhan Dzholchiyev, Junior Kabananga.

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Frequently asked questions

👉 Which is the recommended bet for the Benfica Astana match?

The tip and bet suggestion for the Benfica vs Astana match, on 15 September 2015, of the preview written by the editors of Betting Academy Malta, goes to: 1st half score - Benfica ⇒ odd 1.65 at bet365.

👉 In which stadium will the Benfica Astana be played?

The Benfica vs Astana on 15 September 2015 will be played at Lisboa, Estádio do Sport Lisboa and Benfica.


UEFA Champions League - 2015/2016

  • 100% 217 / 217 Games

  • Home team wins 51.61%
  • Draws 21.2%
  • Away team wins 27.19%
  • Over 1.5 75.12%
  • Over 2.5 51.61%
  • Over 3.5 28.57%
  • Goals 584
  • Goals /match 2.69
  • Goals /match home 1.58
  • Goals /match away 1.12
  • Both teams score 47.93%
  • Goals after 80' 17.29%
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