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Benfica vs Club Brugge betting tips: Champions League preview, prediction and odds

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Benfica will be looking to stroll into the last eight of the Champions League when they play hosts to Club Brugge at the Estadio do Sport Lisboa with a 2-0 aggregate lead following on a comfortable victory in Belgium.

A lot of questions were hovering over the men from the Portuguese capital this season, as stars like Darwin Nunez departed. However, it has been nothing but a sensational campaign thus far.

Benfica are sitting top of the table in the Primeira Liga with just one defeat all campaign long, 58 goals scored and 13 let in – this is both the best defence and attack in Portugal. At the same time, they only narrowly lost in the Taca de Portugal quarter-finals to Braga on penalties.

Back in the first leg between these two, Joao Mario got the Portuguese outfit off and rolling with a penalty early in the second half, just as David Neres netted with a few minutes left on the clock.

Brugge have since gone on to draw 2-2 with Cercle Brugge, defeat Gent 2-0, and then lose to Oostende 3-0 just last Friday.

In fact, combine this with draws against Antwerp and Union Saint-Gilloise and it means only one win since the end of January for the Belgian giants.

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