Latest Benfica v Monaco news from the Champions League tonight, with latest odds and live streaming.
Monaco will be out to improve on their recent form when they travel to Portugal to take on Benfica in match day 4 of the Champions league.
Leonardo Jardim’s side have failed to show a cutting edge in recent games drawing three of their last five. The club are currently 7th in Ligue 1 but lost further ground on the leaders at the weekend with a 1-1 draw at home to Reims.
BET £5 Get £20 from Paddy Power!
Exclusive offer for tonight!
Paddy Power have announced they are offering £20 in free bets with only a £5 deposit – Bet only a fiver and get £20! – More details below!
While their league form has proved inconsistent they have had so such troubles in Europe and currently sit second in the group one point behind leaders Bayern Leverkusen, and four ahead of their midweek hosts.
Benfica have impressed in Europe in recent years but this round they have struggled for form. The club have already lost to Leverkusen and Zenith with their only point coming against Monaco last time out.
The Portuguese champions have a number of key men missing with Eliseu the latest name on a list that includes Ola John, Jardel and Silvio. 31 year old left back Eliseu suffered a foot injury in training last weekend and misses out while Nicolas Gaitan has a rib injury and despite playing in the 1-0 league win over Rio Ave on Friday is also a doubt.
Despite their woes, Benfica have lost just one of their last 5 and currently sit top of the table, one point clear of perennial challengers, Porto.
Talisca has been key to their recent form. The 20 year old forward has scored four goals in his last five games to inspire the club and he once again will be key on Tuesday night.
Monaco also have worries of their own with Nabil Dirar (calf), Dimitar Berbatov (groin) and Borja Lopez (knee) are all set to miss out however good news should come in the shape of a return to action for Joao Moutinho.
The Portuguese midfielder played against Reims last time out, coming on a second half substitute despite a niggling shoulder injury and he should start this time round.