Benfica and Spartak Moscow have combined to win their respective leagues a staggering 59 times, with Benfica capturing 37 Primeira Liga titles in Portugal, while Spartak Moscow has won the Russian Premier League 22 times. However, both sides are coming off disappointing seasons in which they failed to win their league title. Now, both will have to play their way into the UEFA Champions League through qualifying, which continues on Wednesday. You can stream the match on Paramount+.
Kick-off for Spartak Moscow vs. Benfica is set for 1 p.m. ET from Otkrytie Bank Arena in Moscow. Benfica is the +110 money-line favorite (risk $100 to win $110) in the latest Benfica vs. Spartak Moscow odds at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is 2.5 goals. Wednesday's match will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Benfica vs. Spartak Moscow
- Date: Wednesday, August 4
- Time: 1 p.m. ET
- Streaming: Paramount+
Champions League picks for Spartak Moscow vs. Benfica
Before you tune in to Tuesday's Champions League qualifier, you need to see the UEFA Champions League picks from European soccer insider Martin Green. After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
For Benfica vs. Spartak Moscow, Green is backing Benfica to win at +110 odds. Benfica drew twice and won three times during its five preseason friendlies, including a win over Lille, who won Ligue 1 last season in France. Meanwhile, Moscow has already suffered a league loss this year at the hands of Rubin Kazan.
Benfica added Roman Yaremchuk during the signing period. The 25-year-old Ukrainian was one of the breakout stars of Euro 2020 and had 23 goals across all competition for KAA Gent last season. Yaremchuk should combine with Haris Seferovic to create a dynamic attacking pair while Darwin Nunez is injured.
Against a Spartak Moscow defense that allowed more goals than any other top-seven team in their league, Green is expecting Benfica's attack to present serious problems. That's a big reason why he's double-dipping on Benfica in his UEFA Champions League picks, adding a Benfica draw no bet play at -175 in addition to betting Benfica to win on the money line.
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