For Benfica to stand any chance of overtaking Barcelona in the Group E standings of the 2021 UEFA Champions League, the club needs a win on Tuesday. Barcelona has a cushion in second place after back-to-back wins against Dynamo Kyiv, but the two goals that it scored in those matches are the only ones Barca has in group play. Benfica has scored five times in the group stage, three of which came in its last match with Barcelona. You can stream the match live on Paramount+.
Kick-off for Barcelona vs. Benfica is set for 3 p.m. ET from Camp Nou. Barcelona is the -155 favorite (risk $155 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in the latest Barcelona vs. Benfica odds on Caesars Sportsbook. Benfica is the +410 underdog and the over-under for total goals is 2.5. Tuesday's match will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Barcelona vs. Benfica
- Date: Tuesday, November 23
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Streaming: Paramount+
UEFA Champions League picks for Benfica vs. Barcelona
Before you tune in to Tuesday's match, you need to see the Barcelona vs. Benfica picks from SportsLine's proprietary European soccer model. Created by two Norwegians -- professional poker player and sports bettor Jonas Gjelstad, and economics and engineering expert Marius Norheim -- the model analyzes worldwide betting data and exploits market inefficiencies, helping its followers cash in. Since coming to SportsLine last year, the algorithm is up over $8,500.
For Barcelona vs. Benfica, the model is backing Barcelona on the 90-minute money line at -150 odds. Barca's results have been all over the place since October, but it has won two of its last four games and taken draws in the others. Outside of a second half no-show against La Liga side Celta de Vigo, Barcelona has played deliberately and taken clean sheet wins in two of its last three outings.
Benfica should come in as the confident side after it won the last meeting between the two clubs, and the team has scored 10 goals in its last two league matches. However, in its last four away matches, Benfica has one win, two draws and a loss. During that stretch, Benfica has been outscored 9-6.
Ansu Fati and Memphis Depay have been particularly strong for Barcelona, as each has scored two goals over the course of the club's last three matches. When Benfica won the recent reverse fixture, it was the first time it had beaten Barcelona since 1961.
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