Real Betis vs Manchester United predicted score, key stats and suggested bets
Date, KO time and TV coverage
Europa League, round of 16, second leg, Thursday, March 16, Kick-off 5.45pm, live on BT Sport
Real Betis 1-2 Manchester United
Real Betis to score first vs Manchester United Real Betis vs Manchester United BTTS, yes Manchester United to win from behind
Man Utd have won three of their four away games in the EL this season Real Betis are five games unbeaten in LaLiga Real Betis have won six of their 12 home games in LaLiga this season Real Betis have won two of their three home games in the EL this season Real Betis have drawn three of their last six games at home
EL: Manchester United 4-1 Real Betis, March 2023 Friendly: Real Betis 1-0 Manchester United, December 2022
Betis centre-back Luiz Felipe, who played in the first leg, is out with a hamstring injury and joins Nabil Fekir (knee) on the sidelines. Casemiro is available after his sending off against Southampton. Alejandro Garnacho is out after picking up an ankle injury on Sunday. Victor Lindelof missed out last time through illness, but he could be back and Harry Maguire will be hoping to get a run-out after a brief cameo against Southampton.
Manchester United drew 0-0 with Southampton last time out Real Betis drew 1-1 with Villarreal at the weekend Manchester United have failed to score in two of their last three games in all competitions Real Betis have scored in eight of the last nine games in all competitions
What has been said?
Manuel Pellegrini after the 4-1 defeat in the first leg: "We're going to try, let there be no doubt about it. [It was] a great goal from Antony and another from a corner ended the game. "Manchester United played with the confidence of having many goals ahead and from then until the end of the game they were far superior to us. There could be some more goals even.They got a very important difference and it was decided in five minutes." Erik ten Hag after the draw with Southampton: "Once again this team showed big spirit, team spirit, good fighting spirit, supporting each other. We played I think with 11 and with 10 a really good level. "We played in the week, they didn't. We were with 10 and we defended well, we had good counter breaks, we had some good attacks, some good opportunities. But all in all the performance was quite well, then you are disappointed you only collect one point."
This is a tricky game to assess from a betting angle. United are pretty much through to the next round and will not be going for broke. Betis are in decent form in domestic competition, although at home they have slipped up in recent months. Betis opened the scoring at Old Trafford last week before they succumbed to a 4-1 defeat. The hosts created chance after chance in the home leg and there's no real reason why they can't open up Betis at will again in the away leg. Ten Hag does not have too many options up front, although Facundo Pellestri could get a start after a brief cameo on Sunday. Alejandro Garnacho will miss out with an ankle injury and Jadon Sancho will be hoping for another start. Wout Weghorst was withdrawn after United were reduced to 10 men at the weekend and he will likely lead the line again. The changes are likely to come at the back, which could leave the visitors vulnerable to the fifth-placed LaLiga side. Betis have netted in eight of the last nine games in all competitions and they should continue that trend against Ten Hag's men. Real Madrid have been the only side to stop Betis scoring in that run and United's defence will do well to keep Betis at bay. Both teams to score looks a distinct possibility, while don't be surprised to see United come from behind to win once again.
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