Paris Saint-Germain will look to keep their perfect record in Group H intact when they take on Benfica at Estadio da Luz on Wednesday. Our sportsbook is offering the best markets and bonuses for the UCL action.
Benfica: Perfect on Home Soil
Benfica has been one of the top performing teams in the Portuguese top flight for several years. They are leading their domestic league after picking up 22 points in eight games. They have the best defense in Liga Portugal with just three goals allowed. They kicked off their Champions League campaign with two wins in a row against Maccabi Haifa and Juventus.
The Primeira Liga outfit is eyeing their third win of the process as well, but PSG will pose a much bigger threat for the hosts than their previous rivals so don’t even think of backing them if you’re betting online. All Felipe Morato, Joao Victor and Lucas Verissimo should miss out on injuries for the home team.
Benfica began life in the 2022-23 campaign with 13 victories in a row across all competitions. It was a sensational start to their new era under coach Roger Schmidt, who has quickly steered them to first place in the Primeira Liga table. Unfortunately, they saw their winning streak come to an end last weekend when they were kept to a goalless draw on the road against Vitoria Guimaraes.
Paris Saint-Germain: Dream Start
Les Parisiens have been impressive under Christophe Galtier this term, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as favorites to beat the Eagles on the road. They picked up 25 points in nine Ligue 1 games, scoring 28 goals in the process. On top of that, they are leading their UCL group standings with maximum points.
Galtier can be thrilled with the form of his attacking trio with Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe scoring goals for fun. The reigning Ligue 1 champions are yet to make a mistake this domestic season even though they have played five league outings on the road.
All Presnel Kimpembe, Marco Verratti and Renato Sanches should miss out with injuries, but Galtier’s best weapons will be ready to extend their amazing run of form. Mbappe needs just one more strike to become PSG‘s all-time record goal scorer in the Champions League. The Frenchman and Edinson Cavani are currently level on 30 apiece. He will definitely fight for that so we will include him in our soccer picks and parlays.
Benfica vs PSG Head-to-Head
The previous meeting between the two teams took place in the group stage in 2013 and produced an impressive 2-1 comeback victory for Benfica. The Portuguese giants have five victories to boast from their five previous meetings with French opponents at home in the Champions League, and they have scored at least two goals in each of their seven home wins so far this season.
Benfica has won five of their last six home games in the Champions League and has kept clean sheets in four of these matches. PSG has a poor record at the Estadio da Luz and has lost their last three away games against Benfica in European competitions.
Benfica vs PSG Game Information
- Game: Benfica (2-0-0) vs Paris Saint-Germain (2-0-0)
- Location: Estadio da Luz (Lisbon, Portugal)
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Oct. 5, 3 p.m. ET
- Benfica vs PSG Live Stream: fubo.tv
Benfica vs PSG Betting Lines
Benfica vs PSG Prediction
Despite playing on the road, the French giants enter this clash as favorites being priced at -140 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at three.
PSG has an excellent squad at its disposal and is one of the favorites to win the UEFA Champions League trophy this season. Messi has been virtually unstoppable this season and will look to continue his excellent form this week and try to offer at least one assist for either Mbappe or Neymar. Benfica has a formidable home record in Europe and is perfectly capable of contributing on the scoresheet. We expect a high-scoring affair between two great attacking sides.