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Champions League: How to watch Zenit vs Benfica live on October 02, 2019

October 2, 2019 By Ali M.
The Russian giants will host the champions of Portugal on Wednesday. Check out our match preview for more info.

What is the form of Zenit compared to Benfica?

Unfortunately for the home side, they head into this clash on the back of their 1-0 defeat in the Russian top-flight. However, that was Zenit’s only defeat in their last seven games in all competitions, winning five and drawing in their Champions League group-stage opening game against Lyon.

Benfica, on the other hand, are unbeaten in their last three games. However, their last defeat was their opening European game, a 2-1 loss RB Leipzig on Matchday 1. That’s one of only two defeats the Eagles have suffered this season in all competitions, the other coming against Porto in the Primeira Liga.

Zenit vs Benfica head-to-head record

These two sides have met six times before. Strangely, the head-to-head record is tied, with both sides winning three each and scoring seven times each. However, the last time these two sides met was in the 2015/16 round of 16, with Benfica winning both home and away.

Games played: 6

Zenit wins: 3

Benfica wins: 3

Draws: 0

Team news

Both sides have little to no injury concerns. Nonetheless, there could be some changes to the lineup, with Aleksey Sutormin pushing for a start. Yuri Zhirkov, meanwhile, is tipped to miss this game.

As for the away side, they will likely bench Adel Tarrabt after getting himself sent off in the win over Vitoria Setubal. Andreas Samiris, on the other hand, could be called up to the starting lineup.

Key stats

  • Zenit have won 11 of their last 13 home matches in UEFA competition (D1 L1).

  • The Russian giants have lost only once at home to Portuguese opposition and that was their round of 16 defeat to Benfica in 2015/16.

  • The Eagles have lost 13 of their last 24 European fixtures.

  • Benfica have won only three of their last 13 fixtures outside Portugal (D2 L8).

TV channels and streaming broadcasts

In the USA: B/R Live, TUDNxtra

In the UK: BT Sport Extra

In Canada: DAZN

In Australia: Optus Sport

In Russia: Match TV Game

In Portugal: TVI, Eleven Sports 1 Portugal


Match details, result and original broadcast info

Zenit 3 - 1 Benfica

October 2, 2019 3:00pmSaint-Petersburg Stadium (Sankt-Peterburg (St. Petersburg))

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