The Bianconeri are level with Israeli side Maccabi Haifa on three points from four matches in Group H whereas Benfica are level with group leaders Paris Saint-Germain on eight points. When the two teams faced each other on Matchday 2, it was the Portuguese giants who emerged with a 2-1 victory in Turin.
This is a must-win encounter for Juventus otherwise their elimination from the Champions League will be sealed. A victory for Benfica would secure their passage to the Round of 16.
Benfica v Juventus: Predicted line-ups
Benfica should be close to full strength but they will be missing Brazilian defenders Morato and Lucas Verissimo due to ankle and knee injuries respectively.
Meanwhile, Juventus will be missing Angel Di Maria, Mattia De Sciglio, and Gleison Bremer due to muscular injuries. Paul Pogba is back in training, but he is not expected to make his return, and Federico Chiesa might not be rushed back either.
Benfica predicted XI v Juventus (4-2-3-1): Vlachodimos; Bah, Antonio Silva, Otamendi, Grimaldo; Florentino Luis, Fernandez; Joao Mario, Rafa Silva, Aursnes; Ramos
Juventus predicted XI v Benfica (3-5-2): Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Cuadrado, McKennie, Locatelli, Rabiot, Kostic; Vlahovic, Milik
Benfica v Juventus: When does the Champions League fixture start?
The Champions League Matchday 5 fixture of Benfica v Juventus kicks off at 21:00 CEST – local time in Italy – making it a 20:00 kick-off in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
In the United States, the kick-off of Benfica v Juventus is 15:00 ET or 12:00 PT.
Benfica v Juventus: Where to watch the Champions League fixture?
In the United States, every Champions League game in 2022/23 can be seen on Paramount+, including Benfica v Juventus and the other fixtures of Champions League Matchday 5.
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, you can watch Benfica v Juventus on BT Sport 8.