Benfica lost to Barcelona 9-0 to start the group stage, and despite having a two-goal lead against Bayern Munich, they were defeated 3-2.
Benfica has won eight games in a row across all competitions since losing to Bayern, including two triumphs in the Champions League against Rosengard.
They defeated the Swedish team by a razor-thin margin at home before coming from behind to defeat them 3-1 the following week with goals from Cloe Lacasse twice and Nycole Raysla.
Following that outcome, Benfica easily defeated Valadares Gaia 5-0 in league play over the weekend, but they will now concentrate on a crucial European fixture on Thursday.
They will be eliminated even though they will face a challenging test against the winners of the 2020–21 Champions League if they lose and Bayern earns a point against Rosengard or if they draw and the German team takes all three points.
Barcelona, meanwhile, started the season with 14 triumphs in competitive matches across all leagues, including three victories in the Champions League.
Despite defeating Bayern 3-0 at Camp Nou, the German team ended Barcelona’s winning streak last week.
Bayern jumped off to a three-goal lead thanks to goals from Klara Buhl, Lina Magull, and Lea Schuller. Despite Geyse’s goal, Barcelona was unable to stop the 3-1 loss.
With goals from Claudia Pina, Salma Paralluelo, Bruna Vilamala, and Asisat Oshoala, Jonatan Giraldez’s team defeated Alhama 4-0 in league play to get back on track.
The Catalan giants are aware that a point on Thursday would be sufficient to guarantee a spot in the quarterfinals, and that a win and a loss by Bayern to Rosengard would confirm their status as group winners.
1×2 Betting Odds
Although we expect Thursday’s scoreline to be closer than the 9-0 win that Barcelona recorded when the two sides met on matchday one, but it’s hard to see anything else than a comfortable Barcelona win.
Benfica, even though they are the home side, are massive, massive underdogs in this with distant odds @ 50.00!
A win should be just a basic formality for Barcelona, with near perfect odds @ 1.02.
The possibility of a stalemate, has the odds @ 22.00.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals score will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.09.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 7.2.
So, the market expects a goal feast, just like last time that these two met!