Champions League

Benfica vs PSG: How to watch on TV live stream, team news, lineups & prediction

Michael Graham
Lionel Messi looks on for Paris Saint-Germain
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Paris Saint-Germain will attempt to maintain their perfect start to the Champions League this season as they travel to Lisbon to face Benfica.

The Ligue 1 side have looked largely untested so far against Juventus and Maccabi Haifa, and they will know they can all but guarantee their spot in the knockout phase with a third win out of three in Group H, although they are not the only team here who will have their eye on that prize.

They are unlikely to have it all own way against Benfica, though. The Portuguese side have a perfect record of their own to maintain and have also won seven of their eight Primeira Liga matches this season.  

Here's all you need to know about the game.

Where are Benfica vs PSG playing?

  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Stadium: Estádio da Luz
  • Date: Wednesday 5 October
  • Kick-off time: 20:00 BST / 15:00 EST / 12:00 PST
  • VAR: Alejandro Hernandez (ESP)
  • Referee: Jesus Gil Manzano (ESP) 

Where can you watch Benfica vs PSG on TV in UK, US, Canada?

  • UK: BT Sport 4
  • USA: VIX+, Paramount+
  • Canada: DAZN

Where can you watch Benfica vs PSG highlights in UK, US, Canada?

  • UK: BT Sport YouTube channel
  • USA: CBS Sports Golazo YouTube channel
  • Canada: DAZN Canada YouTube channel

Benfica vs PSG H2H results

  • Benfica: 3 Wins
  • PSG: 2 Wins
  • Draws: 1

Current Form (Last Five Games)

  • Benfica: WWWWD

Benfica team news

Benfica will once again have to do without Morato, although Joao Victor and Lucas Verissimo should both return to the matchday squad after injury.

Julian Draxler is available against his parent club but Roger Schmidt is not expected to make any changes to his settled attacking lineup.

Benfica predicted lineup vs PSG

Benfica Starting XI (4-2-3-1): Vlachodimos; Bah, A. Silva, Otamendi, Grimaldo; Florentino, Fernandez; Neres, R. Silva, Mario; Ramos

Bench: Leite, Brooks, Ristic, Gilberto, Aursens, Bernardo, Chiquinho, Draxler, Goncalves, Araujo, Musa, Pinho

PSG team news

Kylian Mbappe is ready to return for PSG with him needing just one more goal to become the club's Champions League record scorer. Hugo Ekitike could make way for the Frenchman.

Marco Verratti is also back in the squad, although Renato Sanches will be sidelined again. The injury-plagued Portuguese ace managed just 16 minutes against Nice before being forced off with a groin problem.

PSG predicted lineup vs Benfica

PSG Starting XI (3-4-3): Donnarumma; Mukiele, Marquinhos, Ramos; Hakimi, Verrati, Vitinha, Mendes; Messi, Mbappe, Neymar

Bench: Navas, Bitshiabu, Bernat, Zaire-Emery, Soler, Sarabia, Ekitike, Rico, Ruiz. Letellier, Pereira

Benfica vs PSG score prediction

PSG could make things very straightforward for themselves with a win in Benfica, but the Ligue 1 outfit rarely do things the easy way in the Champions league.

Benfica have started their season brilliantly and the Estadio de Luz is rarely a welcoming one for visiting sides. They have the firepower to disrupt Les Parisiens and the prize of all-but securing a place in the knockout phase could provide all the motivation they need to win the game.

Prediction: Benfica 2-1 PSG