Manchester United vs Benfica predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Manchester United vs Benfica predictions for Tuesday’s Champions League match at Old Trafford. The Red Devils will qualify for the last 16 with a win against the Portuguese side. Read on for all our Manchester United vs Benfica free predictions and Betting Tips.
Manchester United vs Benfica predictions, match date, time and kickoff
The Manchester United vs Benfica match date and time is set. Manchester United vs Benfica fixture is on Tuesday, 31 October and game kick-off time is 19:45 BST at Old Trafford.
Date: Tuesday, 31 October
Time: 19:45 BST
Stadium: Old Trafford, Manchester
Manchester United vs Benfica predictions
Here are the best Manchester United vs Benfica odds and our Benfica vs United Predictions and Betting Tips:
Home Win Best Odds: 1.35 with Unibet
Away Win Best Odds: 10.00 with bet365
Draw Best Odds: 5.20 with Unibet
Our Manchester United vs Benfica prediction
We expect a fairly comfortable United win here at 1.35 with Unibet, against a Benfica side who are pointless after three matches. Below you can read the reasons for our United vs. Benfica predictions.
Manchester United vs Benfica Correct Score Predictions
We expect Manchester United to Win 3-0 at 8.00 with Unibet
Manchester United vs Benfica First Goal Scorer Prediction
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Reasons For Manchester United vs Benfica predictions & Betting Tips
Current form only really points to one winner, especially in the Champions League where there is already a nine point gap between the two sides.
Two weeks ago, Marcus Rashford’s overhit free-kick caught out young Benfica ‘keeper Mile Svilar to gift United three points that leave them now on the brink of qualification.
Having lost ground in the Premier League, manager Jose Mourinho will prioritise a win against his former side so that he can put more of his focus onto domestic action.
Benfica did manage a draw in their last trip to Old Trafford back in 2011, but with zero points in the current campaign it’s hard to see them getting anything this time around.
They were humiliated 5-0 at Basel in their last Champions League away trip in late September, which is why we’re pretty confident of a United win at 1.35 with Unibet.
Whilst the margin of victory may not be so emphatic for the Red Devils, a 3-0 home win looks a good price at 8.00 with Unibet.
Normally we back Romelu Lukaku to score first given his pedigree in front of goal, but if you’re looking for value, Henrikh Mkhitaryan looks a good price at 6.75 with bet365 to open the scoring. The Armenian loves a goal in European competition.
Manchester United vs Benfica Form
Manchester United host Benfica at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. The Red Devils have been in great form in the Champions League, and after winning in Lisbon two weeks ago will be looking for the three points against Benfica on Tuesday they need to qualify.
Manchester United Form
United are second in the Premier League, five points behind Manchester City. Their form has largely been impressive, although last week’s loss to Huddersfield left Jose Mourinho angry with his players.
United Form: DWWWWW
The Eagles have won the Portuguese league the last four seasons running, but have struggled so far this campaign and sit three points adrift leaders Sporting. They were surprisingly beaten 5-0 away at Basel in their last Champions League away trip.
Benfica Form: WWLWDL
Manchester United vs Benfica Head To Head (H2H)
Benfica have only beaten United once in 10 previous meetings, a Champions League group stage match back in 2005. United won 1-0 when the teams met in the reverse fixture two weeks ago, although had a rather fortunate goal from Marcus Rashford to thank in a 1-0 win.
Manchester United vs Benfica stats
Manchester United Team News
United have a fair few injury problems. Midfield duo Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick are out, although Ander Herrera and defender Eric Bailly are now back fit. Paul Pogba has returned to training but is highly doubtful to play. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo remain on the long term absentee list.
Manchester United vs Benfica predictions
Home Win: Manchester United to Win at 1.35 with Unibet
Manchester United vs Benfica Correct Score Prediction
United to Win 3-0 at 8.0 with Unibet
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