Manchester United vs Benfica predictions and betting tips for the Champions League clash on Tuesday 31st October at 7:45pm. Read today’s betting preview for the match below.
Manchester United can qualify for the last 16 of the competition with a victory at Old Trafford on Tuesday night and will be confident of doing the double over their Portuguese opponents. Jose Mourinho’s side were far from their best during the first meeting between the two sides which was decided by a goalkeeping howler from young Mile Svilar. The Liga-Nos side are hoping to register their first point in the group but it doesn’t get much tougher than a trip to the North West of England. They’ve been far from convincing this season and United warmed up for this with a 1-0 win over Spurs and they should enter this game full of confidence. We’re starting with our Manchester United vs Benfica best betting tip for this evening.
We start our Manchester United vs Benfica predictions with a selection which would have landed in the previous meeting between these sides and also at the weekend against Spurs. The Red Devils are experts in keeping clean sheets under Jose Mourinho and they have conceded just a single goal in their opening three Champions League matches. Instead of taking the odds-on price for a home win, boost your returns by backing them to keep a clean sheet too. Manchester United to Win to Nil is 21/20 with Bet Bright. That is first of our Manchester United vs Benfica predictions for Tuesday evening.
Manchester United aren’t as cohesive going forward as many of their fans would like but they do have the striker to hurt Benfica. The Portuguese outfit conceded five a Basel, a side from Switzerland who sit seven points off top spot in their domestic division so United should have no problem racking up at least a couple here. Manchester United -1 Handicap is the next of our Manchester United vs Benfica betting tips and is priced at 10/11 with William Hill.
The last of our Manchester United vs Benfica betting tips looks at the anytime goalscorer market. Romelu Lukaku has just looked a little off the pace during the last couple of matches and it might pay to look elsewhere for goals in this game. Marcus Rashford scored during the first leg (with a little bit of help from the goalkeeper) and will be keen to add to his Champions League tally. 10/7 with 888Sport is the price for Marcus Rashford to score anytime in this match and that is the last of our Manchester United vs Benfica predictions.
Marcos Rojo is still missing but is expected to return in around two weeks time. Paul Pogba may be given one more match to rest-up and fully recover before returning to the side at the weekend. Michael Carrick is sidelined alongside Zlatan and Marouane Fellaini. Anthony Martial and Juan Mata will be pushing for starts.
Luisao is suspended following his red card at the end of the sides’ first meeting whilst Jardel and Lisandro Lopez are likely to be left out again. Douglas is injured and won’t feature.
Benfica haven’t beaten Manchester United since 2005 when the sides met in this competition. The hosts have won two of three meetings here at Old Trafford in the Champions League with the other match ending 2-2 in 2011. The goals came from Darren Fletcher and Dimitar Berbatov.