Manchester United vs Benfica Preview and Prediction: United to Win 2-0 at 5/1
Manchester United and Benfica will play their fourth Champions League group stage game at Old Trafford on Tuesday, 31st October.
The teams played earlier this month and Manchester United won the game 0 – 1. Before that they played in the 2011/12 Champions League and both of their meetings ended in draws.
Manchester United are currently first in their group with 9 points having won all three games so far. Over the weekend they defeated Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 0.
Benfica are bottom of the group with 0 points having lost all three games so far. Over the weekend they defeated Feirense 1 – 0.
With the exception of a surprise defeat to Huddersfield Town a few weeks ago, Manchester United have had an excellent start to the season and especially the Champions League. Benfica on the other hand hasn’t secured a single point and will be desperate to do so. However, Manchester United is a vastly more experienced team and playing on their home turf they are likely to be formidable opponents.
A 2 – 0 win for Manchester United is the most likely outcome with Paddy Power and Boyle Sports both offering odds of 5/1.
Paddy Power Odds: 1/3 Manchester United to Win, 4/1 for a Draw and 9/1 Benfica to Win
Boyle Sports Odds: 1/3 Manchester United to Win, 15/4 for a Draw and 17/2 Benfica to Win