RB Leipzig v Benfica: Group leaders will reach knockout stages
Dan Fitch is tipping RB Leipzig to beat Benfica, but he expects the visitors to get on the scoresheet.
RB Leipzig 1.52 v Benfica 7.40; The Draw 4.80 Wednesday 27 November, 20:00 Live on BT Sport Extra
Leipzig flying on two fronts
RB Leipzig can book their place in the last-16 of the Champions League with a win against Benfica.
The German side are currently top of Group G. A win would definitely see them qualify for the knockout stages and possibly win the group. Even a draw could be enough to see them reach the latter stages of the competition.
RB Leipzig certainly come into this match in the type of form that suggests that they will get the result they want. They have won all of their last five matches, which includes a 2-0 away victory at Zenit in their most recent Champions League appearance. Leipzig are second in the Bundesliga, just a point behind the leaders Borussia Monchengladbach.
Benfica are showing similar consistency in their domestic league, but have underperformed in their Champions League matches. They are top of the Primeira Liga in Portugal, winning their last eight matches. Yet in Europe, they have only won one of their qualifiers, losing the other three.
Benfica struggling in Europe but still regular scorers
On current form Leipzig should win this one, but odds of 1.52 don't appeal against a Benfica team that have talent, even if they have failed to show it in this competition.
The solution could come from Benfica's ability to score. They have found the net in each of their last ten games and in all four of their group matches this season.
This makes both teams to score look like a safe option at 1.73, with Leipzig conceding in nine of their last eleven matches. For a more risky bet, a RB Leipzig win and both teams to score is 2.98.