Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(7) 6 Goals 3 (4)
(4) 3 Assists 3 (3)
(6.5) 6.7 Average Ratings 6.6 (6.5)
26.9 Average Age 21.5
181.9 Average Height (cm) 183.2
(1) 1.3 Shots pg 0.9 (1)
(47%) 46% Aerial Duel Success 47% (45%)
(0.9) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.9 (0.9)
(1.8) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Champions League Grp. D.

Missing Players

Benfica
Salzburg
Player Reason Status Rating
David Jurásek Doubtful 6.39
Player Reason Status Rating
Bryan Okoh Out N/A
Fernando Out 6.36
Daouda Guindo Out N/A
Petar Ratkov Out 6.26
Nicolás Capaldo Out 6.58
Moussa Yeo Out N/A
Mamady Diambou Out N/A
Lukas Wallner Out N/A
Strahinja Pavlovic Doubtful 6.68

Team News

Benfica
Salzburg
  • Benfica should have no major injury concerns for this one.
  • David Jurasek is a minor doubt with an ankle issue, but could return.
  • Salzburg's list of absentees for their Champions League opener could include as many as nine players.
  • Defender Strahinja Pavlovic could return to the squad, having missed the last match through illness.

Prediction

  • Benfica have started strongly in Liga Portugal despite losing their season opener at Boavista, and have now won their last four matches.
  • Their Austrian counterparts have also started well in their defence of the Bundesliga, with six wins and a draw from their seven games so far.
  • A close contest is expected here with both sides in good form heading into the clash, but Benfica should edge this one.
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