Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Benfica v Manchester United

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.

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.

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. United won their 1st ever European Cup by beating Eus├ębio’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.

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