PREDICTION Benfica vs Manchester United: The Eagle’s Ambition Subdues the Red Devil
Manchester United will face Benfica in the continuation of the Champions League group phase at Estadio da Luz on Thursday (19/10) Who will bring the full points of this duel? Check out the following predictions from Football.com.
Benfica would want to prove their quality after undergoing a miserable start in the Champions League this season. Their determination will be supported by fanatical fans at Estadio da Luz this midweek.
The Portuguese champions have twice played in removing Manchester United from the Champions League group stage in the last 12 years, but their current conditions are unfavorable.
The Eagles, who lost 2-1 at home to CSKA Moscow earlier this season, were beaten 5-0 by Basel in the next game. Right-back Andre Almeida was sent off, leaving him suspended for the Red Devils match.
Benfica is currently in a very unconvincing performance after winning one win in the last five games and their manager Rui Vitoria is under pressure.
Meanwhile Manchester United raced well in European and domestic competitions this season, with new signing Romelu Lukaku immediately looking sharp.
Key players Benfica vs Manchester United
Benfica will face Manchester United who are in a good performance this time. With the record of their declining game lately, Benfica need to show the perfect performance to be able to win over Jose Mourinho’s troops.
Therefore the role of Andrija will be needed by his team to damage the defense of Manchester United. Positioning as a left winger, Andrija was able to be a good attacking creator for Benfica, as evidenced by the incision of one assistnya in the previous game against CSKA Moscow.
Romelu Lukaku is sharp in the Champions League this season. Three goals he has created in just two games. Despite failing to score in the last game, Lukaku as a whole still showed good performance with The Red Devils.
Armed with his big and sturdy posture, Lukaku will promise power in the duel-aerial duel, which could be a scourge for the Benfica defense. With the support of midfield-qualified midfielder possess Manchester United, Lukaku can be a differentiator in this match.
Prediction Starting Line-Up
Benfica XI: Cesar; Eliseu, Luisao, Jardel, Grimaldo; Zivkovic, Pizzi, Fejsa, Cervi; Jonas, Jimenez.
Manchester United XI: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Jones, Darmian; Herrera, Matic; Rashford, Mkhitaryan, Martial; Lukaku.
Prediction Benfica vs Manchester United
Manchester United have a great chance of winning in this match, even though they play at home and opposite opponents in front of the opponent. The robustness of their game under the direction of Jose Mourinho and with the presence of new players like Lukaku and Nemanja Matic, The Red Devils is very likely to grab three points though not with a big score.
Prediction score: Benfica 0-1 Manchester United