4th Dec 2017 | Champions League
Swiss Won't Miss
Basel won the reverse fixture 5-0 and will progress with a win over pointless Benfica.
As we reach the final round of Champions League fixture it becomes all about the permutations.
In Group A Man Utd just need a point at home to Moscow to ensure top spot which would open the door for Basel to qualify as runners-up. They can progress regardless with a win in Benfica at a best price of 6/4 with Bet365.
This incentive makes the Swiss a great bet not least when you consider that Benfica have lost all 5 of their group matches and have nothing to play for. They are simply fulfilling obligations.
Even based on quality alone we have rationale though. Back when Benfica still had hope they lost 5-0 to Basel in September.
The Swiss have won their last 4 games in all competitions. As well as beating Man Utd, they have triumphed in their most recent 3 domestic games by a combined 13-3 scoreline so they will be supremely confident.