On Thursday evening, Toulouse and Benfica meet in the Europa League knockout round play-offs second leg after the first game finished in a 2-1 victory for the Portuguese giants.Toulouse was impressive last time out
The French team recovered from the first-leg defeat by recording an impressive 2-1 weekend victory at Monaco. The win eased their Ligue One relegation worries slightly, but they are still in the fight for survival in the French top-flight.
The win in the principality saw another high-scoring encounter for Toulouse, as five of their last six matches in all competitions have produced over 2.5 goals.
The first-leg defeat ended a decent run of form for the French side in the Europa League, as they were unbeaten in their previous three outings in the competition before the loss in Lisbon.
Toulouse is still four games unbeaten on home soil in the Europa League, though, having recorded three wins and a draw.Benfica hammer Vizela at the weekend
The Eagles built on the first-leg win by recording a 6-1 weekend home win over struggling Vizela. The win means that the Portuguese team is now unbeaten in 20 games over 90 minutes.
The weekend encounter produced another high-scoring game for the Portuguese champions, as their last six matches in all competitions have all produced over 2.5 goals.
Benfica may be in decent general form, but the first-leg defeat ended a run of three games without a win in the Europa League for the Eagles.
Their games in the competition have at least followed a high-scoring trend, with over 2.5 goals scored in ten of their last 11 outings in the Europa League.What am I backing?
The first leg was a high-scoring encounter, and I expect more of the same in this game. The bet I am backing is over 2.5 goals scored.