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Benfica vs Man United Predictions, 18 Oct 2017

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Benfica vs Man United Predictions, 18 Oct 2017
Benfica v Man United Predictions for Wednesday's night kick-off Champions League group fixture facing Portugal Primeira Liga hosts Benfica and England Premier League side Man United at Estádio da Luz. A 10-man Benfica suffered a record CL defeat in the previous round, losing 5-0 away to Basel. Star man Andre Almeida will serve a 2-game suspension following his sending off vs Basel.
Match status: 2017-18 Champions League - Group A
Kick-off:
Venue: "Estádio da Luz" in Lisbon, Portugal

Benfica v Man United Team News

Benfica come into this game in a poor run of form in European competition. They have conceded 2+ goals in 5 of their last 6 and each of these games finished with over 2.5 goals.

Benfica have lost their last 3 games in the Champions League (CL) whilst Manchester United have won their last 2, scoring 7 goals in the process.

United have lost to Benfica only once in the 9 meetings to date - a 2-1 defeat at Benfica in the CL group stage of ‘05/’06. (W6, D2, L1). United won their 1st ever European Cup by beating Eusébio’s Benfica in 1968.

United have averaged 6.6 corners per game this season and 10.75 including the opponent. The Red Devils average 1.3 cards, 16 shots, and 6 shots on target per game this season.

Benfica have left it late recently, as a quarter of all of their goals this season were scored in the last 15 minutes of a game. They have, however, despite European form, gained 17 points from 8 games domestically (W5, D2, L1).

Teams' Possible Starting Lineups:

Benfica: Bruno Varela - Alejandro Grimaldo, Lisandro López, Luisão, Pedro Pereira - Franco Cervi, Lubomir Fejsa, Pizzi, Andrija Zivkovic - Haris Seferovic, Raúl Jiménez (4-4-2 formation)

Man United: David de Gea - Ashley Young, Victor Lindelöf, Chris Smalling, Daley Blind - Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera - Juan Mata, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marcus Rashford - Romelu Lukaku (4-2-3-1 formation)

Missing Players of Benfica and Man United:

Benfica: André Almeida is suspended through a red card.

Man United: This is another matchday that the midfield duo Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini cannot partake in through bad fitness, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Michael Carrick and Marcos Rojo are also on the sidelines before travelling to Portugal.

Head-to-Head Record: Benfica v Man 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

2006-07 Champions League Group Stages
Benfica 0-1 Manchester United

Benfica v Man United Match Odds:

Benfica 4/1
Draw 11/4
Man United 4/5


Benfica vs Man United Predictions

Main Match Predictions:
Man Utd to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
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Correct Score:
0-1 Away Win @ 7.50 (13/2)
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