Michael Owen announces his prediction for Liverpool FC v Benfica
Michael Owen backs Liverpool FC to comfortably progress to the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday night with a 2-0 win over Benfica at Anfield.
The Reds won 3-1 against Benfica in the first leg of their quarter-final in Portugal last week thanks to goals from Ibrahima Konate, Sadio Mane and Luis Diaz at the Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica.
Darwin Nunez scored in the second half to halve Liverpool FC‘s lead before former FC Porto striker Diaz restored the away side’s two-goal lead as the Reds look to reach their third half -final in five seasons.
Liverpool FC have won eight of their nine Champions League games this season, only losing to Serie A giants Inter Milan in the second leg of their round of 16 at Anfield last month.
Former Reds striker Owen backs Liverpool FC to secure a 2-0 victory against Benfica in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday night.
“It should be a simple night at Anfield,” said Owen BetVictor as he predicted a 2-0 scoreline.
“Benfica caused some problems in Lisbon, but Liverpool deserved to win by at least two goals. I like the look of Darwin Nunez, but I don’t see him or Benfica causing too much trouble.
Benfica have only managed to win one of their last five visits to Anfield when Simao Sabrosa and Fabrizio Miccoli scored in a 2-0 win at Anfield to knock Liverpool FC out of the 2005 Champions League competition -06 in the round of 16.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have won six of their last nine Champions League games at Anfield before their clash against Benfica.
Liverpool FC take on Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Saturday after a 2-2 draw with the Premier League leaders at the Etihad last weekend.
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