Benfica hosts Midtjylland at the Estadio da Luz in a first match from the Champions League’s third round of qualifying. Keep up with us because we will take a look at it in these big odds football tips today.
Last season was not the best for Benfica as they finished third in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. This led to the change of managers as the club appointed the German tactician Roger Schmidt. He spent the last two seasons with PSV, but now he’d have the opportunity to coach another great club.
On the summer market Benfica lost their biggest star Darwin Nunez. The Uruguayan striker left the Portuguese giants and moved to England. Benfica reacted to the situation and signed Shakhtar Donetsk’s David Neres who should boost their attack. River Plate’s Enzo Fernandez, Corinthians’ Joao Victor and Slavia Prague’s Alexander Bah were also signed.
Except for Darwin Nunez, some other players left Benfica as well – Everton, Jota and Gedson Fernandes.
Midtjylland finished second in the Danish Superliga which allowed them to reach the Champions League qualifications. They are the underdogs here, though – Benfica is a much bigger club. At the same time this could only help the Scandinavians – they can use it in their favour if they get underestimated.
The Brazilian Evander is one of Midtjylland’s most crucial players. The attacking midfielder arrived at the club from Vasco da Gama and has scored 33 goals in 118 official games with the team. It makes him one of the most prolific strikers in the squad right now.
Midtjylland already eliminated one opponent in the Champions League this season. The Danes did the job against AEK Larnaca although they needed penalties to succeed.
That’s our big odds football tips today for the Champions League fixture between Benfica and Midtjylland. The Portuguese giants should not have any trouble here, but let’s see – nothing is given in the world of soccer.