FC Barcelona vs Benfica: Prediction, kick off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h results – Champions League

FC Barcelona vs Benfica: Prediction, kick off time, TV, live stream, team data, h2h results – Champions League

avi will take price of his first Champions League match as a supervisor when Barcelona sort out Benfica tonight.

It has been a stage of two halves for every teams ahead of the match, with the Catalans holding the sting by means of present variety. Consecutive 1-0 wins over Dynamo Kiev have put them second inside the group, with Xavi moreover beating Espanyol by a single goal in his first recreation inside the dugout on the weekend.

Meanwhile, Benfica have slumped after taking 4 elements with out conceding from their opening two video video games. That included a 3-0 thumping of Barcelona in September sooner than getting pumped twice by Bayern Munich, whereby they let in 9 targets.

But emphatic wins over Braga and Pacos de Ferreira have gotten the Portuguese aspect once more up and working as they offer the impression of being to remind Barcelona {{that a}} change of coach might be not the fast reply to all of their points.

Barcelona vs Benfica is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off tonight – Tuesday, November 23, 2021. The Camp Nou will host the match.

Where to have a look at Barcelona vs Benfica

TV channel: Tonight’s match shall be televised on BT Sport ESPN, with safety beginning at 7.45pm.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers can be succesful to observe the match on-line by means of the site or BT Sport app.

Barcelona vs Benfica team data

Xavi is prepared on quite a lot of hurt doubts following the derby win over Espanyol.

Sergino Dest was able to apply on Monday as a result of the membership monitor his well being ranges, along with these of Oscar Mingueza, Sergio Busquets and Nico Gonzalez after they picked up knocks on the weekend.

Sergio Aguero (coronary coronary heart) and Martin Braithwaite (knee) are unavailable whereas Ilias Akhomach and Ez Abde every carried out versus Espanyol nonetheless are suspended and unregistered for this recreation, respectively. Ansu Fati and Pedri are every out with thigh points.

Ousmane Dembele is being monitored after a hamstring hurt and Xavi talked about on Monday: “We are going to see how he evolves. We have to see how he feels in the session [on Monday] afternoon and in the morning. We don’t want him to get injured. Sometimes we take risks, but it depends on how we feel.”

Diogo Goncalves, Nemanja Radonjic, Paulo Bernardo, Lucas Verissimo and Rodrigo Pinho have been absent from Benfica’s remaining teaching session sooner than flying to Spain nonetheless midfielder Joao Mario could be match no matter missing the weekend’s win.

Barcelona vs Benfica prediction

Benfica have confirmed of their trouncings by the palms of Bayern Munich that they are unlikely to be a darkish horse on this 12 months’s rivals, and are possibly most interesting suited to the Europa League.

Barcelona, within the meantime, are positively not over their factors nonetheless can take confidence from a win in Xavi’s debut and should have adequate – with the Camp Nou behind them – to grab the three elements that may guarantee their place inside the closing-16.

Barcelona to win, 2-1.

Head to maneuver (h2h) historic previous and results

Benfica have in no way gained on the Camp Nou nonetheless did down the Blaugrana inside the 1961 remaining.

Barcelona wins: 3

Draws: 3

Benfica wins: 2

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