Toulouse vs Benfica Europa League

Toulouse vs Benfica – Preview, Prediction and Lineups 22/02/2024

Toulouse vs Benfica Match Analysis

Match Preview

Benfica holds the advantage in the upcoming knockout-round playoff match against Toulouse, after securing a first-leg victory.

They are aiming to secure a spot in the Europa League round of 16.

In the opening leg at Estadio de Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Benfica emerged victorious with a close 2-1 scoreline.

Angel Di Maria was instrumental in leading the Eagles to victory, scoring two goals in the 68th and 98th minutes.

Mikkel Desler managed to find the back of the net for Lens with the only goal of the match, scored in the 75th minute.

Toulouse has shown strength in their home matches in the Europa League this season, winning two and drawing one out of three matches at Stadium de Toulouse.

However, they have failed to win any of their last six home games across all competitions.

In their previous six matches, Toulouse has recorded two wins and four losses, scoring 10 goals and conceding 12.

Thijs Dallinga has been a key player for Toulouse in the Europa League, leading the team’s goal-scoring charts with four goals.

This achievement places him tied for the fifth-highest goal scorer in the competition this season.

Benfica had mixed results in their Champions League group-stage away matches, winning one and losing two.

They will be looking to extend their unbeaten away run of seven games across all competitions.

In their last six matches across all competitions, Benfica boasts an impressive record of five wins and one draw, scoring 19 goals and conceding six.

Prediction: Toulouse 1-2 Benfica

In this Europa playoff game between Toulouse and Benfica, we predict a victory for the Portuguese side.

Benfica is currently on a winning streak, having not suffered any defeats in their last six games.

Additionally, in previous encounters between these two teams, Benfica has proven to be the stronger side.

  • Prediction: Benfica to win

Both teams have displayed an average of three goals per game in their past matches.

Furthermore, the first leg of their Europa League tie saw over 2.5 goals being scored.

Benfica has also consistently seen over 2.5 goals in their last seven league matches.

  • Betting Tip: Over 2.5 Goals

Possible Starting Lineups

Toulouse: (3-4-3)

Restes;

Costa, Nicolaisen, Diarra;

Desler, Spierings, Sierro, Suazo;

Donnum, Dallinga, Gboho

Benfica: (4-2-3-1)

Trubin;

Aursnes, Silva, Otamendi, Carreras;

Neves, Kokcu;

Di Maria, Rafa, Neres;

Cabral

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