The football teams Bayer Leverkusen and Benfica are meeting on the 14th of February at Europa League.
Cardozo, the prolific attacker who signed a three-year deal with Benfica, seems delighted to remain in the Portuguese capital. Benfica have announced that Oscar Cardozo has signed a new contract with the Portuguese giants, which lasts until the summer of 2016. Cardozo has netted 13 goals in 12 league appearances for his club so far this season.
The two teams haven’t met previously, but judging by their latest performances, this match has all the chances to transform into a marathon of goals. For example, the last match played by Bayer Leverkusen (with Mönchengladbach) on the 9th of February, ended in a 3-3 draw. Another match that turned out to be a collection of goals took place on the 3rd of February, between Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund (2-3), and another one took place on the 19th of January, between Leverkusen and Eintracht Frankfurt and resulted in a 3-1 Bayer’s victory.
On the other hand, Benfica’s last five matches have also countered several goals. On the 10th of February, Benfica had a 2-2 draw with CD Nacional. On the 4th of February, Benfica defeated Vitoria Setubal with 3-1 and on the 27th of Juanuary, Benfica managed a 2-1 victory against Braga.
All in all, I think that both Benfica and Bayer Leverkusen are going to struggle really hard in this Europa League match, so I am going to place a bet on Over 2.5 goals at 1.80. The odds I used are from William Hill.