Benfica and AEK make this Wednesday, December 12, a match of no practical value in the 2018/2019 European Champions League. With defined positions, the teams will only meet the table of the sixth – last – round of the tournament’s qualifying round at the Luz stadium, in Lisbon, starting at 18h (Brasília time).
Betmotion promotion for last round of the Champions League has bonus festival!Teams are in key E. With four points (one win, one draw and three defeats), the Portuguese are in third place and they will not leave. In the second half of the season they will have the opportunity to play in the Europa League. The Greeks, still unpunished, are in the fourth and last place and neither will they change their position.
Despite the friendly nature of the game, at least one Benfica player has reason to be restless. It is the coach Rui Vitória. After all, since last season he has had his resignation requested by the fans. The chorus increased with bad results in the current and reached the apex with a 5-1 win over Munich in front of Bayern that sealed the elimination of the club of the Champions League.A crisis was opened in the direction of the club, but the coach was maintained. He made a series of three wins without his defense being leaked. One by the League Cup of Portugal and two by the Portuguese Championship. But any new glide can bring the protests back. Even in an unimportant game.Even because the victories have not been convincing. On Saturday, December 8th, as a visitor, Benfica made 1-0 at Vitória de Setúbal. The goal was scored by Brazilian striker Jonas in the 17th minute of the first half. Expected more. However, the club started to defend the advantage. During the 90 minutes, he sent only three balls in the direction of the opponent’s goal.It was at least enough to lead the team to 26 points (eight wins, two draws and two losses). It is in the fourth position on the First League standings table, since all rivals above its position have won. Porto, the leader, has 30 points.
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With no prospect of qualification or even hope of reaching the third place that would lead him to the Europa League, AEK’s only goal for Wednesday’s game in Lisbon is moral. Avoid ending your participation in the tournament without scoring. It is the only one of the 32 clubs participating in the group stage of the UCL (Uefa Champions League) which remains zero after five matches.Following a string of five fastest games (four defeats and one draw), AEK managed to win the last two fixtures for the Greek Superliga, both played in their domains. First, on December 2, he went through Xanthi with a 2-0 lead. He then repeated the score on Saturday, December 8, against Lamia.He reached 23 points (eight wins, two draws and three losses) as he lost two on the cushion. It is in fourth place, closing the qualifying zone for continental tournaments in the 2019/2020 season. They are 12 points less than the leading PAOK.The coach Marinos Ouzounidis has problems of injury to the meeting in the Portuguese capital. They are in injury treatment and are doubtful for the meeting the defender Konstantinos-Vassilios Lambropoulous; the midfielders Alef, Helder Lopes and André Simões; and striker Anastasios Bakasetas.
Football Prediction of the Day Benfica vs AEK
Before Benfica’s 3-2 win in the first round of the UEFA Champions League group stage 2018/2019, the clubs had three matches. The first of them was in a friendly held in 2007, which ended with victory of the Portuguese by 2 to 1. The two others happened in the group stage of the Europa League 2009/2010. In Greece, the hosts made it 1-0. In Portugal, the hosts gave the change by scoring 2-1.
The delicate situation that the coach lives Rui Vitória must cause him to climb Benfica with maximum strength for the confrontation of this Wednesday. Thus, the prognosis in the victory of the owners of the house ends up being the best option for the match against the Greek team that remains zeroed in the score.
Bet Tips: Benfica wins