Club Brugge vs Benfica Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Champions League Match (Reeling Brugge Can't Stop Benfica)

Devon Platana
Club Brugge vs Benfica prediction, odds and betting insights for UEFA Champions League match.
Club Brugge vs Benfica prediction, odds and betting insights for UEFA Champions League match. / AP Photo/Armando Franca

Club Brugge vs Benfica Match Info

2022-23 UEFA Champions League — Round of 16 (First Leg)
Club Brugge (3-2-1, 11 points) vs. Benfica (4-2-0, 16 points)
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Venue: Jan Breydelstadion — Brugge, Belgium

The 2022-23 UEFA Champions League continues on Wednesday, Feb. 15 with the Round of 16, featuring a significant showdown between Club Brugge and Benfica. 

Club Brugge hopes to find success here after a 10-7-5 start to Belgian First Division A action, resulting in the club's fifth-place status. Meanwhile, Benfica has a ton of momentum on its side. Not only did the Eagles win Group H, but they're also enjoying a 14-2-1 Portuguese Liga record, which has them first in the league.

Club Brugge vs Benfica Odds & Spread

All UEFA Champions League betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: BRU: (+280) | BEN: (-105) | Draw (+260)
Spread: BRU: +1 (-125) | BEN: -1 (+250)
Total: 2.5 – Over: (-132) | Under: (+108)
Team to Score the First Goal: BRU: (+135) | BEN: (-160) I NO GOALS: (+1200)

Benfica enters this contest as a clear favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 3 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 2.5 goals with the over being favored at -132 odds.

Club Brugge vs Benfica Prediction & Pick

To say that Club Brugge has struggled lately would be a bit of an understatement. The Farmers have gone eight straight matchups without a victory, having not won since a 4-2 effort against KV Oostende on Oct. 29. Even then, the win was hardly impressive considering how KV Oostende is the second-worst club in the Belgian First Division A.

Meanwhile, Benfica has won three of its last four matches and has looked like a much-improved unit since the calendar flipped over. The Eagles' offense has also been more reliable lately, scoring at least two goals in three straight outings. The same can't be said for Club Brugge, which has finished with one goal or been shut out in six of the last eight matches.

With Benfica boasting some momentum and being more reliable overall, I see Club Brugge heading to Portugal with a deficit.

Final Score Prediction: Benfica: 2 | Club Brugge: 0

Club Brugge vs Benfica Betting Trends

- Club Brugge went 3-2-1 (W-D-L) in the 2022-23 Champions League group stage.
- Benfica went 4-2-0 (W-D-L) in the 2022-23 Champions League group stage.
- Club Brugge is 0-4-1 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Benfica is 3-1-1 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- This is the first-ever head-to-head matchup between Club Brugge and Benfica.

Club Brugge vs Benfica Best Bet

Considering how poorly Club Brugge has played, backing Benfica as the -105 moneyline favorite is a no-brainer. Benfica has the tools to exploit Club Brugge on both sides of the ball, especially with the uninspiring brand of football that the latter has been playing lately.

This is a bet you shouldn't overthink: back Benfica to get the outright win.

Bet: Benfica to Win (-105)

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