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Man United vs Benfica Betting Predictions, 31 Oct 2017

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Man United vs Benfica Betting Predictions, 31 Oct 2017
Man United v Benfica Predictions for Tuesday's 8.45pm kick-off Champions League group fixture facing English Premier League hosts Man United and Portuguese Primeira Liga side Benfica at Old Trafford. Manchester United are unbeaten in the home European group stage games since a defeat to Cluj in the 2012-13 Champions League (CL).
Match status: 2017-18 Champions League Group Stages
Kick-off: Tuesday 31 Oct 2017, 08:45pm CET
Venue: "Old Trafford" in Manchester, England
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Man United v Benfica Team News

Benfica arrive at Old Trafford with a poor recent defensive away record in European games. They have conceded 4+ goals in 3 of their last 4 European away games.

In a record stretching back to February 1966, United’s home record against Benfica reads: W3, D1, L0. The aggregate score from those games is United 10-8 Benfica.

Overall, United’s record against Portuguese opposition in European competition is W15, D5, L3 – although two of the defeats were by 4+ goals.

It was against Benfica that Manchester United won its first ever top-level European cup, with a 4-1 win in May 1968.

Benfica’s all-time record against English opposition is W9, D6, L16.

If translated into a league for points per game against English opponents, Benfica have the second best record of the ‘big three’ Portuguese teams: 1.06 per game compared to Sporting Lisbon’s 1.33.

Clean sheets are a common occurrence for United in CL group games at Old Trafford. The last two CL group stages have seen United keep 2 clean sheets out of 3.

Teams' Possible Starting Lineups:

Man United: Gea - Blind, Jones, Lindelöf, Darmian - Herrera, Matic - Martial, Lingard, Mata - Lukaku (4-2-3-1 formation)

Benfica: Svilar - Grimaldo, Dias, López, Almeida - Cervi, Fejsa, Pizzi, Salvio - Jonas, Seferovic (4-4-2 formation)

Missing Players of Man United and Benfica:

Man United: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick, Paul Pogba, Marcos Rojo.

Benfica: Douglas, Luisão.

Head-to-Head Record: Man United v Benfica

2017-18 Champions League Group Stages
Benfica 0-1 Manchester United

2011-12 Champions League Group Stages
Manchester United 2-2 Benfica

2011-12 Champions League Group Stages
Benfica 1-1 Manchester United

2006-07 Champions League Group Stages
Manchester United 3-1 Benfica

Man United v Benfica Match Odds:

Man United 3/10
Draw 4/1
Benfica 9/1
All odds are with Betfair and are subject to change.
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Main Betting tip:
Recommended Bet & Odds:
Lukaku To Score at 1.72 (8/11)
Correct score:
Possible Score & Odds:
3-0 Home Win at 9.00 (8/1)

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