Both teams to score is the standout bet as Dynamo Kiev entertain Benfica, claims Michael Lintorn...
"Nine of Benfica's last 11 Champions League contests at all venues were devoid of clean sheets."
Dynamo Kiev 2.588/5 v Benfica 3.1511/5; The Draw 3.39/4
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This duo find themselves joint-bottom of Group B after defeats to Napoli and draws with Besiktas, but all is not lost. While the gap to the Serie A side is five points, they are a mere point off second, with this double header given them some respite from the Azzurri and a chance to build their totals.
Dynamo Kiev's favourite status is understandable. Though they lost their last two Champions League home games against Napoli and Manchester City (in last term's round-of-16), they were unbeaten as hosts in the 2015/16 group stage, beating Maccabi Tel Aviv and holding Porto and Chelsea.
Benfica meanwhile have lost twice as often (four times) as they have won (twice) in their past eight away matches in the competition.
However, their recent results in the east have been slightly better, drawing in Kazakhstan against Astana and winning in Russia against Zenit St Petersburg, leading this writer to conclude that a third Group B draw is the smartest play in this market at 3.39/4.
Both Teams to Score
2.0421/20 seems like an amazing price on this eventuality given that it has paid out in all four Group B encounters to date.
The Benfica stats in particular are compelling: five of their previous six Champions League fixtures abroad were devoid of clean sheets, as were nine of their last 11 at all venues.
Back both teams to score @ 2.0421/20