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Will Enzo Fernandez Move from Benfica in the Summer?

Written by:
Alistair Prescott
Published on:
Jan/24/2023

Meta: Enzo Fernandez is a world cup-winning professional football player who currently plays for Benfica. Will he move away from Benfica this summer? 

Enzo Fernandez is a footballer who currently plays in the top tier of men’s professional football in Portugal for Primeira Liga side Benfica.  

He has recently been linked to Chelsea, which fell through, and several other English Premier League sides. The question being asked here is, will Enzo Fernandez move away from Benfica in the upcoming summer transfer window? 

Who is Enzo Fernandez? 

Enzo Fernandez is a 21-year-old professional footballer who was born in January 2001 in San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The right-footed central midfielder wears the number 13 shirt, and in his 14 appearances for Benfica, he has scored 1 goal. He spent his youth career between 2006 to 2019 at River Plate.  

He then moved up to the senior team and played there until the end of 2022 with a brief loan spell in between at Defensa y Justicia. He ended up moving to Benfica for a reported fee of €10 million in June 2022, where he remains today. While playing for River Plate in 2021, he won the Argentine Primera División.  

His biggest award so far was lifting the FIFA 2022 World Cup trophy in Qatar, plus he also won the FIFA World Cup Young Player Award. He made his international debut for the Argentina senior team in September 2022, and his first goal for his country came in the round of sixteen match against Australia, which Argentina won 2-1.  

Will Fernandez move away from Benfica? 

To better understand which club Enzo Fernandez could go to after leaving Benfica, the best thing to do would be to compare the odds from some of today’s most trusted sports betting sites.  

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Let’s take a closer look at the odds for which club Fernandez could potentially move to. 

  • The odds-on favourite club Enzo Fernandez is most likely to go to next (based on what the bookmakers say) is Premier League side Liverpool. To join this side, he’s currently priced at 6/1 in UK fractional odds (which is 7.00 in European decimal odds and 600 in American/moneyline odds). It also means there’s a 14.30% implied probability rate of him joining the Merseyside club 

  • Newcastle United – 8/1 (9.00, or 800) with an 11.10% implied probability rate 

  • Manchester United – 10/1 (11.00, or 1,000) with a 9.10% implied probability rate 

  • Any FRENCH, SPANISH, ITALIAN, or GERMAN club – 12/1 (13.00, or 1,200) with only a 7.7% implied probability rate 

He was also closely connected to joining Premier League side Chelsea, but the deal fell through, and it’s now very unlikely that he will join the blues.  

Recent Benfica results and upcoming fixtures 

Benfica are currently top of the Portuguese Primeira Liga with 40 points above second place Braga (with 34 points), third place Porto (33), and fourth place Sporting (28). They have played 15 games, won 13, drawn 1, and lost 1, and they have scored 38 and let in 10.  

On December 30th, Benfica lost 3-0 away to rivals Braga. They beat Portimonense 1-0 at home on January 6th, and then on January 10th, they played a cup game away to Varzim, which they won 2-0. On January 15th, they face Sporting at home before travelling away to Santa Clara on January 21st, and then on February 1st, they travel away to play Arouca.  

Benfica are also currently doing well in the UEFA Champions League. They made it through the final 16 stage of the tournament after topping group H. They finished above second place Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), third place Juventus, and fourth place Maccabi Haifa.  

What are the odds of Benfica winning the Champions League? 

If you look at sites like 10bet, you will see that Benfica are currently only the ninth odds-on favourite team to win the Champions League outright. They are behind Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Napoli, Real Madrid, Liverpool, PSG, Bayern Munich, and Manchester City.  

If you were to place a wager on Benfica to win the Champions League right now, you would be looking at odds of around 25/1 (which is 26.00, or 2,500) with only a 3.80% implied probability rate of winning.  

In comparison, the odds-on favourites, Manchester City, are currently priced at 9/5 (2.80, or 180) with a whopping 35.70% implied probability rate of winning. In other words, a much safer bet would be to put your money on Manchester City, not Benfica, to win the UEFA Champions League. 

- Alistair Prescott, Gambling911.com

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