Liverpool puts its quest for another English Premier League title on hold Tuesday, as it contends with Benfica in the first leg of their 2022 UEFA Champions League quarterfinal tie. The Reds stormed through the group stage and cruised through their Round of 16 matches against Inter Milan to face Benfica, which advanced after dispatching a dangerous Ajax team in the previous stage. Liverpool has four Champions League final appearances, and won in its last trip in 2019. You can see what happens next when you stream the match on Paramount+.
Kick-off is set for 3 p.m. ET from Estadio da Luz in Portugal. Caesars Sportsbook lists Liverpool as the -255 favorite (risk $255 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line, while Benfica is a +675 underdog in the latest Liverpool vs. Benfica odds. A draw is priced at +390 and the over-under is 2.5 goals. Tuesday’s match will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Benfica vs. Liverpool
- Benfica vs. Liverpool date: Tuesday, April 5
- Benfica vs. Liverpool time: 3 p.m. ET
- Benfica vs. Liverpool streaming: Paramount+
UEFA Champions League picks for Liverpool vs. Benfica
Before you tune in to Tuesday’s match, you need to see the Liverpool vs. Benfica picks from soccer insider Jon Eimer. He is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, Eimer has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. The Indiana-based handicapper compiled a winning record of 260-133-1 with over 90 units of profit for his community on various platforms over a recent two-month stretch.
For Benfica vs. Liverpool, Eimer is picking both teams to score at -130 odds. The Eagles are coming off of a disappointing loss in their last league match against SC Braga, but received goals from Darwin Nunez and Joao Mario in the 3-2 loss. Benfica hasn’t been held without a goal since before Christmas, and more recently, has scored at least twice in eight of its last 10 matches across all competitions. Nunez now has four goals in his last six appearances and has been supported by Goncalo Ramos, who has scored three times during that stretch.
A similar tale could be told for Liverpool, which is never in short supply of offense. After a seven-match scoring drought, Diogo Jota has rediscovered his form for club and country and scored four goals in his last five matches between appearances for the Reds and Portugal’s National Team. Although Mohamed Salah hasn’t been putting in many goals as of late, he has been impactful and is credited with 36 shot-creating actions over his last eight matches. He is second in the English Premier League with 117 total for the season.
“While this match points to Liverpool taking home the victory, this will still not be easy by any means. Benfica is the best attacking team in all of Primeira Liga,” Eimer told SportsLine. “[Benfica] is solid, with young striker Darwin Nunez finding so much success, this is a team that can definitely do some damage.”
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