BEN vs SPK Dream11 Benfica vs Spartak Moscow Champions League Qualifiers Live Score August 11
Updated on: Aug 10, 2021 3:22 pm IST
BEN vs SPK Dream11: Benfica will be taking on Spartak Moscow at the Estadio da Luz for the second leg of the Champions League Qualifiers. The first leg ended with Benfica registering a comfortable 2-0 win over Spartak Moscow at the Otkritie Arena. Goals from Rafa Silva and Gilberto Moraes Junior got their names on the scoresheet for Benfica. Spartak Moscow, on the other hand, have a mountain of a task ahead, and will have to be at their absolute best in order to move to the next stage. Benfica, on the other hand, could prefer to sit back and hit on the break, and it could eventually turn out to be an exciting affair.
Date: August 11, Wednesday
Kick-Off: 12:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Otkritie Arena
Spartak Moscow: LWL
Head to Head
From the three previous meetings between the two sides, it’s Benfica that have had the edge with two wins and lost one.
Injury Report and Unavailability: Darwin Nunez, Rodrigo Pinho, Andre Almeida
Expected Changes and Strategy: O Vlachodimos should be starting in at goal, while, L Verissimo, N Otamendi, J Vertonghen, and Giblerto could line up in defence. J Weigl, A Taarabt and A Grimaldo and E Cebolinha should feature in the midfield region. L Waldschmidt and G Ramos.
Benfica Starting XI (Likely)
Odysseas Vlachodimos, Lucas Verissimo, Nicolas Otamendi, Jan Vertonghen, Gilberto, Julian Weigl, Adel Taarabt, Alex Grimaldo, Everton Cebolinha, Luca Waldschmidt, Goncalo Ramos
Injury Report and Unavailability: Aleksandr Selikhov and Pavel Maslov are on the sidelines due to injury.
Expected Changes and Strategy: O Vlachodimos should be starting in at goal, while, L Verissimo, N Otamendi, J Vertonghen and Gilberto could line up as the back four in defence. J Weigl, A Taarabt, A Grimaldo and E Cebolinha are expected to feature in midfield. L Waldschmidt and G Ramos should be leading the attack up top.
Spartak Moscow Starting XI (Likely)
Aleksandr Maksimenko, Nikolai Rasskazov, Samuel Gigot, Georgi Dzhikiya, Ayrton, Nail Umyarov, Zelimkhan Bakayev, Roman Zobnin, Jorrit Hendrix, Jordan Larsson, Aleksandr Sobolev
Pizzi can play a pivotal role in the forward line for Benfica. Pizzi has 16 goals to his name from the previous 49 games.
E Ponce has a goal to his name from the last two appearances for Spartak Moscow, and is expected to start here.
Luca Waldschmidt can prove to be the danger man from Benfica’s end as well. Waldschmidt has a goal to his name from the last two appearances.
A Sobolev has goal under his belt from the last four appearances, and should be starting for Spartak Moscow.
BEN vs SPK Dream 11 Teams
GK: O Vlachodimos
DEF: J Vertonghen, N Otamendi, G Dzhikiya, N Rssakazov
MID: Rafa, Pizzi, N Umayarov
FOR: L Waldschmidt, A Sobolev, J Larsson
Who will win?
Spartak Moscow is expected to head in with attacking intent if they are to make it to the advanced stages of the UEFA Champions League. However, that could lead to a few gaps at the back which Benfica would happily exploit. That being said, the BEN vs SPK Today Match Prediction odds are in favor of Benfica to get the win here.