In Thursday night’s Europa League playoff match against Toulouse, Benfica will be looking to seal the deal after taking a slim lead to France.

Last week’s first match ended in a 2-1 victory for the Portuguese champions, undone by two second-half penalties converted by Angel di Maria.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Benfica to win: ⚽1.87 at Bet9ja
Over 2.5 goals: 🥅1.78 at 1xbet
Rafa Silva to score anytime: ✅3.4 at Sportybet

Toulouse and Benfica: Previous Games 

We will see a match between Benfica and Toulouse on Thursday night that might be rather intriguing. The French team had a disappointing season overall, but they managed a narrow 2-1 loss in Lisbon and will be looking to bounce back at Stadium Municipal. Conversely, Benfica will want to maintain its lead from the first leg so that it may advance to the next phase.

Toulouse has struggled so far this year. After 22 league rounds, Toulouse sits only one point above the relegation playoff zone, which is disappointing since they were expecting to be a steady mid-team. On Thursday, they’ll take on Benfica with the intention of winning, but they should be concentrating on Ligue 1. On the road last weekend, Toulouse defeated Monaco 2-1. The visitors were heavy underdogs, yet they won the game with a performance that was among the greatest of the season.

This season, C.F. will decide between Sporting de Portugal and Benfica as the winners of Liga Portugal. But Benfica isn’t content to only aim high in the Portuguese league; they also want to perform well in the Europa League. The squad coached by Roger Schmidt has won five of their past six games across all leagues. They defeated Vizela 6-1 at home in their last match.

Probable Toulouse Lineup

Restes; Costa, Nicolaisen, Diarra; Desler, Spierings, Sierro, Suazo; Donnum, Dallinga, Gboho

Probable Benfica Lineup

Trubin; Aursnes, Silva, Otamendi, Carreras; Neves, Kokcu; Di Maria, Rafa, Neres; Cabral

Betting tips: Toulouse x Benfica

Check out our predictions of the day for Toulouse vs. Benfica

Prediction 1: Toulouse x Benfica / Benfica to win

Thursday night, Toulouse must not waste any time if they do not want to leave the Europa League with a bang. The French team should take the perfect opportunity to score.

The Portuguese champions should score twice to advance to the last 16, as such strategies would unavoidably provide opportunities for Benfica’s scorching offensive unit to capitalize on. Les Violets are also going through a terrible run of home record.

Prediction 2: Toulouse x Benfica / Over 2.5 goals

There have been seven games in Toulouse’s past ten games with over 2.5 goals, and three with under 2.5 goals.

Over 2.5 goals have occurred in 8 of Benfica’s previous 10 games, while under 2.5 goals have occurred in 2. There will be at least three goals in this match.

Prediction 3: Toulouse x Benfica / Rafa Silva to score anytime

Rafa Silva leads Benfica in scoring twelve goals in all competitions this season.

In his past six games, the Portuguese striker has netted four goals.