Toulouse vs Benfica Prediction & Match Preview 23/2/2024

Toulouse go head-to-head against Benfica on Thursday. Read our Predictions and Betting Tips with Match Preview, Head-to-head stats (h2h) and Team Form Analysis.

This match will be played on 23/02/2024 at 00:45

Toulouse vs Benfica

Stadium Municipal will host Thursday’s Europa League game between Toulouse and Benfica. The Lisbon Eagles aim to defend their slim lead in the return leg and they must be high on confidence following a thrilling 6-1 win over Vizela. The good news for the hosts is that both Florentino and Kokcu are back from the domestic bans, while Angel Di Maria returns to the starting XI after the Argentina ace was rested in the last league match.

Les Pitchouns, on the other hand, have no other choice but to adopt an attack-minded approach in the return leg. Teenage defender Christian Mawissa Elebi is banned for the match, while both Denis Genreau and Zakaria Aboukhlal remain on the sidelines with injuries. Anyhow, away win should be considered as Benfica will have a number of opportunities to seal the triumph on the break.

Toulouse x Benfica

How the bookies view it

Benfica have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 10/11 by Coral to claim the win. A victory for Toulouse is valued at 16/5 by BoyleSports while a draw is set at odds of 27/10 by WJpeso casino.

Head to head

Last week’s victory means Benfica have now won all two previous meetings with Toulouse.

Players to watch

Thijs Dallinger had a quiet outing in the first meeting but remains the most dangerous attacker for Toulouse. The striker has four Europa League goals this season and is priced at 11/4 by Jbet88 to find the net on Thursday.

Despite failing to find his rhythm in the first meeting, Arthur Cabral could be worth keeping an eye on for Benfica. The striker has found the net in the last three away matches and is priced 41/20 by Bet199 to maintain his scoring run.

Anything else catch the eye?

Both teams were on target in the first meeting and a similar pattern is priced at 8/11 by Coral. That fixture also produced over 2.5 goals, which is valued at 4/5 by William Hill while over 3.5 goals is valued at 2/1 by QQjili.

Benfica have scored in both halves in four of their last five matches and a repeat is priced at 9/5 by William Hill.

This UEFA Europa League match between Toulouse and Benfica will be played on Feb 22, 2024 and kick off at 17:45. Check below for our tipsters best Toulouse vs Benfica prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Recent Meetings

This will only be the third H2H meeting between Benfica and Toulouse. Benfica won the past two by a single-goal margin.

The first clash was a friendly in July 2011 when Benfica picked up a 1-0 victory.

The last week’s first leg of this UEFA Europa League knockout round playoffs tie saw Benfica’s 2-1 victory.

Toulouse vs Benfica Prediction

Toulouse lost three of the last five matches in all competitions. They had earlier suffered the Coupe de France elimination at the hands of lower-division Rouen. The fact they shipped three goals in that tie says enough about the team’s defensive showings. Carles Martinez’s squad conceded at least two goals in five of their last six matches in all competitions. Benfica boast the second-best attacking record in Portuguese Primeira Liga. Roger Schmidt’s men put five first-half goals past Vizela on Sunday. They registered 28 shots in the first leg against Toulouse as well. The away win is our main betting pick at the 1.85 odds.

The value is also great with the Over 2.5 goals FT bet at the 1.80 odds. We’ve seen three or more goals in five of Toulouse’s last six outings in all competitions. The same scenario happened in all of Benfica’s previous six matches across competitions.