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Spartak Moscow vs Benfica Predictions & Tips - Benfica to battle for a draw in the Champions League

  • Spartak Moscow vs Benfica predictions for Wednesday’s Champions League qualifier
  • The 3rd Round first leg is being played at 6pm BST at Otkrytiye Arena
  • Spartak Moscow are undefeated in their last 4 UCL home matches
  • Can Benfica get a result in Russia?
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Benfica last met Spartak Moscow in the 2012-13 Champions League group stage (Getty)
Eddy Tora 03 Aug 2021
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Spartak Moscow vs Benfica Predictions


Spartak Moscow should prove a tough but to crack for Benfica in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers. The Portuguese club could be content to earn a draw in the first leg.
  • Spartak Moscow vs Benfica Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Spartak Moscow Form
  • Spartak Moscow Injuries & Team News
  • Benfica Form
  • Benfica Injuries & Team News
  • Spartak Moscow vs Benfica Live Stream FAQ

  • Spartak Moscow are undefeated in their last 4 home matches (Champions League).
  • Spartak Moscow have drawn 3 of their last 4 home matches (Champions League).
  • Benfica are undefeated in 2 of their last 3 matches (Champions League).

Head to Head


Benfica have a 1-1 record against Spartak Moscow.

They met in the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League group stage. Spartak won 2-1 in Moscow before Benfica won 2-0 in Lisbon.

Spartak Moscow Form


Rui Vitória replaced Domenico Tedesco as Spartak Moscow manager in June. They played six pre-season friendlies, resulting in a defeat and draw followed by for big wins.

Spartak have played two matches in the Russian Premier League. They lost 1-0 at Rubin Kazan before a 1-0 win at Krylya Sovetov Samara thanks to Alexander Sobolev’s penalty.

Spartak Moscow Injuries & Team News


Spartak winger Quincy Promes is doubtful with a muscle injury.

Oston Urunov is recovering from injury and has not yet been registered.

Pavel Maslov and Ruslan Litvinov are doubtful.

Ezequiel Ponce is representing Argentina at the Olympics and is ubavailable.

Benfica Form


Benfica have played five friendlies with three wins and two draws. The Eagles beat Lille 1-0 before a 1-1 draw against Marseille. 

Jorge Jesus’ side will be aiming to do better in the Champions League. Last season where they were eliminated by PAOK in the 3rd qualifying round.

Benfica Injuries & Team News


Benfica are missing injured right backs André Almeida, Diogo Gonçalves and striker Darwin Núñez.

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Verdict

Spartak Moscow should improve under Rui Vitória and could prove tough to beat in Russia. Benfica might be happy to settle for a draw before the second leg in Lisbon.

Best Bet: Draw Full Time Result @240.00 at Unibet - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @550.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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