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Manchester United vs Benfica 18 October 2017: UCL Preview and Predictions

Portuguese side Benfica will take on Manchester United at home this week in the UEFA Champions League. Manchester United will hope to get an easy three points this week while Benfica will hope to cause an upset at home with the aid of their home fans.

Benfica have not started their Champions League campaigns well having lost both of their games. The loss to Basel was a big loss and that was the most concerning for the side. This will not be an easy game for the home side but they will hope to use their fans to get an added boost. When comparing players, they have the weaker squad by far but the home crowd has done bigger aids in the past.

Manchester United have been in incredible form and I think that this season they are looking like they can beat any team in the world. I think they will hope to win this game will ease and if they want to, they will do that. Lukaku is looking dangerous while he has been supported well by the likes of Martial, Rashford and Herrera. This should be a game where the Red Devils get three points and I see them doing that, even though they are away from home in Portugal.

As far as betting is concerned, we are not getting the right price to bet on Manchester United to win this game and as a result we should not place this bet. That being said, the value in this game is in regards to the over 2.5 goals. United have been scoring freely and that should not stop so I like this bet very much.

 

Pick:
Over 2.5 goals

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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