Benfica v Man United – 101 Great Goals prediction: Benfica 0-3 Man United
Manchester United will be confident of a comfortable victory against an out of form Benfica side, who are still searching for their first point of the Champions League campaign.
Despite playing at home, Benfica’s chances of scoring look slim against a United side who have kept seven clean sheets in their last ten matches.
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Back Man United to win at 25/1.
Benfica v Man United betting tips
Man United are overwhelming 4/5 favourites to win, while Benfica are priced at 4/1.
Back Man United to win the first and second halves at 7/4.
It’s 8/1 that Man United win and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scores the first goal.
Benfica v Man United: Premier League preview
Manchester United travel to Portugal on Wednesday to take on Benfica at the Estadio da Luz.
The Red Devils head into the match as Group A leaders with two wins out of two. United were 4-1 winners in Moscow three weeks ago, where Romelu Lukaku (2), Anthony Martial and Henrikh Mkhitaryan all netted.
Benfica, meanwhile, have lost both of their two matches in the competition, including their 5-0 defeat at Basel last time out.
The Portuguese champions are currently third in the Primeira Liga and have won just three of their last nine matches.
Benfica beat second division side Olhanense 1-0 on Saturday thanks to an early winner from Gabriel.
Manchester United drew 0-0 at Liverpool on Saturday, extending their unbeaten run to 11 matches.
United boss Jose Mourinho has been criticized for his approach to the match.
Mourinho lined his team up at Anfield with the objective of avoiding defeat, a mentality that is almost certain to change on Wednesday.
The two sides last faced each other in 2011. A 1-1 draw in Portugal was followed up with a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford.
Benfica team news v Man United
Right-back Andre Almeida is suspended after being sent off in Switzerland.
Jonas has a back injury and is likely to miss out, as is defender Jardel.
Eliseu has been ruled out with a thigh injury.
Man United team news v Benfica
Paul Pogba is nearing a return from a hamstring injury but Wednesday’s match is likely to come too soon for the Frenchman.
Eric Bailly could recover from a knock that kept him out at Anfield and will be assessed ahead of kick-off.
Marouane Fellaini is ruled out with a knee injury, while Michael Carrick is also injured and will miss out once again.
Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are long-term absentees.
Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic are both in contention to face their former employers.