Bet Builder tips: Liverpool to cruise past Benfica in this 41/1 Champions League punt

Our tipster Shane O'Brien only sees this clash going one way.


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This week sees the return of Europe’s big boys, as the best on the continent do battle in the Champions League quarter-finals. 

Quadruple-chasers Liverpool have been handed what, on paper, looks like a favourable draw as they travel to Lisbon to take on two-time winners Benfica. Jurgen Klopp will be keen to avoid any complacency, though, especially after the Portuguese side caused a shock in the Round of 16, dumping out a much-fancied Ajax side.

Klopp’s in-form Reds, however, are a different animal compared to the Amsterdam outfit and should present a whole different challenge as they continue to compete on all fronts this season. This is our four-fold Bet Builder for what should be a tasty tie.

Benfica v Liverpool – Tuesday, April 5: 8pm
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Handicap: Liverpool (-1)

Liverpool have been excellent in 2022, winning each of their last ten league games to close the gap on Manchester City to just one point and losing just one of their 20 games in the year to date – a 1-0 home defeat to Inter Milan that ultimately meant nothing. 

Benfica, meanwhile, have struggled for consistency, taking 11 points from their last six league games to drop 12 points behind league leaders Porto despite playing a game more.  They rode their luck in Amsterdam before delivering a knockout blow through Darwin Nunez but will struggle to replicate that plucky performance against Liverpool. 

Jurgen Klopp’s side have won all four away games in Europe this season and have won 11 of their last 17 games in all competitions by two goals or more. With a huge month on the horizon that could make or break their hunt for a historic quadruple, Liverpool would do well to put this tie to bed on Tuesday night. And they should do just that. 

Both teams to score? No

Liverpool struggled defensively in the first half of the season, shipping three goals at both West Ham and Brentford while also conceding in each of their three away Champions League group games. However, their defensive issues have completely disappeared since a 2-2 draw with Chelsea in early January. 

Liverpool have kept clean sheets in eight of their last 10 league games and have conceded just one goal in their last seven away games in all competitions. Benfica have scored the most goals in Portugal, scoring an impressive 70 goals in 28 league games this season, but they have failed to score in three of their eight Champions League games to date and it wouldn’t be surprising to see them draw a blank in Europe for the fourth time on Tuesday night. 

Diogo Jota to score first

Diogo Jota scored first for Liverpool against Watford on Saturday, marking the third occasion in the last three games that he has opened the scoring the Reds. He’s been hugely impressive for Liverpool this season, scoring 14 league goals and 20 in all competitions. 

The Portuguese forward has gotten Liverpool off the mark on 13 occasions this season in all competitions, with 65% of his goals coming as Liverpool’s first. Only one of his 20 goals this season have come in the Champions League, and he will likely have to improve that record if Liverpool are to go all the way in the competition this season. 

If he does find the back of the net in Lisbon on Tuesday night, it is likely to be as the first goalscorer. 

Andrew Robertson anytime assist

Andy Robertson provided a key assist in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Inter Milan at the San Siro, picking out Roberto Firmino for Liverpool’s opener. The Scottish left-back has recorded an impressive 12 assists for Liverpool in all competitions this season – only Trent Alexander-Arnold has more – and provides an average of two key passes per game in both the Premier League and Champions League. 

With Alexander-Arnold a possibly absentee due to injury, Robertson will have a crucial role to play on Tuesday night. The Scot is likely to be Liverpool’s main source of chances in Benfica and can record assists in back-to-back Champions League away games.

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Benfica v Liverpool Bet Builder Tips

Handicap: Liverpool (-1)
Both teams to score? No
Diogo Jota to score first
Andrew Robertson anytime assist

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