PSG vs Benfica Prediction and Analysis

PSG vs Benfica Prediction and Analysis
PSG vs Benfica Prediction

When is PSG most likely to score a goal? PSG aims to put pressure on the opposition from the starting minutes. They scored 33.3% of the goals in the time frame of 15-30 minutes of the UEFA Champions League games.

When is Benfica most likely to score a goal? Benfica has also scored the most number of goals in the first half. In the Champions League, 41.2% of their goals came in the time frame of 30-45 minutes.

Who is most likely to score for PSG? Most of the shots are taken by Kylian Mbappe with assists from Neymar. The French international has a good chance of scoring.

Who is most likely to score for Benfica? Rafa Silva and Goncalo Ramos have looked in top form this season. They have a higher probability to score in the next game.

Who is likely to win the match? PSG: 2 Benfica: 1
All statistical analysis is based on historic performance. Player performance in the final may not necessarily replicate the recent performances.

On Matchday 4, PSG and Benfica will face off at Parc des Princes Paris. Benfica is in second place in Group H, just behind PSG.

Without Lionel Messi, the Match could prove to be a litmus test for Parisians. On the other hand, Benfica would want to Capitalize on Messi’s absence.

PSG vs Benfica Prediction: Goals Scored and Conceded

PSG

PSG scored 8 goals in the last 5 matches. 5 of them were scored in the first half.

PSG conceded only 3 goals in the last 5 fixtures, with 2 of them coming in the first 45 minutes.

Benfica

Benfica scored 9 goals in the last 5 games. They scored 5 of them in the second half.

Benfica’s defence has been excellent in the recent games as they conceded just 2 goals in the last 5 fixtures and both of them were conceded in the first half.

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PSG vs Benfica Prediction: Present Form Analysis

PSG
  • Won 67% of the Matches in the current UEFA Champions League 2022-23.
  • 0% Clean Sheets
  • 59% Ball Possession
  • 17.33 Shots Taken Per Match
  • 8.67 Fouls Committed Per Match
Benfica
  • Won 86% of the Matches in the current UEFA Champions League 2022-23.
  • 43% Clean Sheets
  • 57% Ball Possession
  • 16.43 Shots Taken Per Match
  • 11.71 Fouls Committed Per Match

PSG vs Benfica Prediction: Forwards Statistics

PSG

PSG has a lethal forward attack led by world-class strikers like Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappe.

  • Lionel Messi has been brilliant this season. He has scored 5 goals in the Ligue 1 and 2 goals in the Champions League as of now, along with a total of 8 assists and 12 big chances created in both tournaments.
  • Neymar also scored 8 goals in the current season of Ligue 1. He assisted in 7 goals and maintained an average of 2.8 key passes per match.
  • Kylian Mbappe added 8 goals to his name in the French professional league. He also created 5 big chances for his side.
Benfica

Benfica’s forward panel consists of players like Rafa Silva, Joao Mario, and Goncalo Ramos.

  • Rafa Silva has been impressive in the current season of Liga Portugal. He has scored 4 goals so far playing at an average of 2.6 shots per game. He also assisted in 2 goals.
  • Joao Mario also scored 4 goals in the Primeira Liga. He maintained an average of 2.7 key passes per match.
  • Goncalo Ramos is another formidable striker in the squad. He added 4 goals in the Portuguese league. He won 55% of the aerial duels as well.

Top Scorers of PSG in the Ligue 1 2022-23

  • Kylian Mbappe (8 goals)
  • Neymar (8 goals)
  • Lionel Messi (5 goals)

Top Scorers of Benfica in the Liga Portugal 2022-23

  • Goncalo Ramos (4 goals)
  • Rafa Silva (4 goals)
  • Joao Maria (4 goals)

PSG vs Benfica Prediction: Yellow Cards (Champions League)

PSG
  • Marco Verratti (2 Yellow Cards)
  • Neymar (2 Yellow Cards)
  • Fabian (1 Yellow Card)
Benfica
  • Goncalo Ramos (2 Yellow Cards)
  • Alexander Bah (1 Yellow Card)
  • Enzo Fernandez (1 Yellow Card)

Quick Stats

PSG
  • PSG has hosted Benfica three times in the European Cup. They won 2 matches and 1 of them ended in a draw.
  • PSG is currently on a winning streak of 5 games at home in the UEFA Champions League. They can equal their longest streak of 6 with a win against Benfica in the upcoming game.
Benfica
  • No Portuguese club has managed to win an away game against PSG till now. 7 previous fixtures ended in 5 defeats and 2 draws.
  • Benfica is currently on their longest unbeaten streak in away games at the Champions League. They won 2 and drew 2 of the last 4 away fixtures in the competition.

PSG vs Benfica Prediction: Defence Statistics

PSG

PSG has a strong set of defenders like Sergio Ramos, Presnel Kimpembe, and Achraf Hakimi.

  • Sergio Ramos is a highly experienced and skilled defender. He has played the current Champions League at an average of 3 clearances per match so far. Ramos also maintained an average of 1.3 interceptions per match.
  • Presnel Kimpembe has also looked good with an average of 2.3 tackles per game. He played with a passing accuracy of 94%.
Benfica

The leading defenders of Benfica include Nicolas Otamendi, Alejandro Grimaldo, and Antonio Silva.

  • Nicolas Otamendi has played the current UCL season at an average of 2.9 interceptions per game. He won 61% of the aerial duels.
  • Alejandro Grimaldo’s tackling average stands at 2 per game. He got a dribbling success of 60%.

PSG vs Benfica Prediction: Goalkeeper Statistics

Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG): Saves Per Game: 4.3 (81%) | Clean Sheets: 0

Odysseas Vlachodimos (Benfica): 3.7 (85%) | Clean Sheets: 1

PSG vs Benfica Prediction: Head-to-Head Statistics

Matches: 10 | PSG: 3 | Draw: 2 | Benfica: 5

Recent 3 Meetings: PSG: 1 | Draw: 1 | Benfica: 1

Last Meeting: The match ended in a 1-1 draw in the UEFA Champions League 2022-23 on 6 October 2022. 

Winning Odds

PSGBenfica
Bettingodds41/1007/1
OddssharkMoneyline -260Moneyline +600
OddsjamMoneyline -270Moneyline +800

Final Insight and Analysis

PSG been a very strong side in home conditions. On the other hand, Benfica will back their defence to keep performing well in the upcoming game on Tuesday. They have interestingly been the better side if we check out the H2H stats.

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