With this game soon after an international break, form goes out the window, and it will be a tremendous atmosphere in the first leg in Portugal.
The draw already revealed that the winner of the tie would face either Villarreal of Bayern Munich in the semi-finals, and this is an exciting spectacle no matter who goes through.
Here is all you need to know about Liverpool vs Benfica:
Benfica vs Liverpool will take place on Tuesday 5th April 2022 at the Estadio da Luz. The match will start at 8:00pm UK time.
How To Watch
Football fans in England will be over the moon to hear that Benfica vs Liverpool will be televised live on BT Sports. Coverage will start from 7:30pm. This match will be on BT Sport 3.
If you are looking to live stream the big match, you can do so via the BT Sport app or Virgin streaming service.
You need to have an account or a monthly pass to access the live stream, so make sure you have everything you need prior to kick-off. The monthly pass costs £25.
Benfica will be without two key players as Rodrigo Pinho and Lucas Verissimo are both injured and have no return date for the time being.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will have a fully fit squad to choose from, but the Reds have to be careful as Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota are one yellow card away from suspension.
Predicted Benfica XI: Vlachodimos; Gilberto, Otamendi, Vertonghen, Grimaldo; Silva, Mario, Weigl, Everton; Nunez, Yaremchuk
Predicted Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Mane, Firmino, Diaz
Head to Head
The two sides have met eight times in the Champions League. Benfica have won three times, and Liverpool have won five. There has been no draws between the two sides.
Last five meetings in all competitions:
- 7th November 1984: Benfica 1-0 Liverpool
- 21st February 2006: Benfica 1-0 Liverpool
- 7th March 2006: Liverpool 0-2 Benfica
- 1st April 2010: Benfica 2-1 Liverpool
- 8th April 2010: Liverpool 4-1 Benfica
The betting markets have Liverpool as the strong favourites, and understandably so.
- Benfica to win: 7/1
- Draw: 4/1
- Liverpool to win: 4/11
This is a big game for both sides; however, Liverpool’s quality will be too much for Benfica and they are on great form at the moment, so we expect a big win for the Reds.
Prediction: Benfica 1-3 Liverpool
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