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Benfica vs Barcelona Tips - Draw predicted in Lisbon

  • UEFA Champions League Group E Round 2 fixture will take place at UEFA Champions League Round 2 fixture will take place at Estádio da Luz in Lisbon on Wednesday (20:00 BST)
  • Benfica forced a goalless draw at Dynamo Kiev in their first match
  • Barcelona suffered a 3-0 home beating at the hands of Bayern Munich in their opening fixture
  • Benfica and Barcelona battled to a goalless draw in the last meeting between the two clubs in 2012
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Benfica test the might of Barcelona this week. (MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images)
Benfica and Barcelona are similarly seeking their first victories in Group H after Benfica were held to a 1-1 draw by Dinamo Kiev, while Barcelona were beaten 3-0 at home by Bayern Munich.

Barcelona remained unbeaten in La Liga on Sunday with a 3-0 win over Levante, but have three draws to go along with their four wins and trail leaders Real Madrid by two points.

Barcelona are unbeaten in their previous three away trips to Benfica in the European Cup/Champions League (W1 D2), while they have kept a clean sheet in all three games.

The Catalan giants are looking to avoid losing their first two matches in a European campaign for only the second time in their entire history. Ronald Koeman’s side are 2.45 to secure the away win and are 4.5 to win to nil in the Champions League betting tips.

Benfica, who have lost their opening home UEFA Champions League match in each of their last three campaigns, are unbeaten this season.

They have won all seven domestic games and top Portugal’s Primera Liga following Saturday’s 3-1 win at Vitoria.

Benfica won their first ever game against Barcelona in European competition (3-2 in the European Cup final in 1961) but have since failed to win any of their last six competitive meetings (D3 L3). They are 2.9 to win, while the draw odds are 3.4.

Verdict

A draw should be in the cards in Lisbon. 

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