Man United v Real Betis Prediction, Preview & Betting Odds
We have a Man United v Real Betis prediction and preview plus betting odds for you ahead of the Thursday Europa League clash at Old Trafford.
Matchup: Manchester United vs Real Betis
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester, England
What Channel? 7.15pm, BT Sport 1 HD (Sky channel 430) and BT Sport Ultimate (Sky channel 493)
MATCH BETTING ODDS
Man United are installed as the strong 4/11 favourites ahead of this game. This indicates that our odds makers are expecting a strong reaction from the team following that humiliating defeat to Liverpool at the weekend.
Real Betis can be backed at a massive price of 6/1 while the draw is at odds of 15/4.
THE FORM – MAN UNITED VS REAL BETIS
MANCHESTER UNITED’S FORM
Manchester United enter this clash on the back of their shock 7-0 annihilation at the hands to Liverpool last Sunday in Anfield. Prior to this defeat the club had been on a 11 match unbeaten run across all competitions. This included an EFL Cup victory vs Newcastle and a 4-3 aggregate win vs Barcelona in the previous round since their 3-2 defeat away to Arsenal on the 22nd of January.
Was their latest defeat a sign that confidence at the club is still fragile, or can Manchester United prove that last Sunday was a freak result?
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REAL BETIS FORM
Real Betis also come into the game in good-form, unbeaten in their last four games with three wins. Most recently they drew with Real Madrid 0-0 at home last Sunday.
The club are currently 5th in La Liga and only four points off of Athlético Madrid in 3rd place. Unlike Manchester United, Betis did not have to play in the previous round as they topped their Europa League group which included the likes of Roma. In that group Real Betis were undefeated with five wins and one draw in their six group matches.
Can Betis pounce on a fragile Manchester United? Stranger things have happened. Despite their victory over Barcelona in the previous round Manchester United have a poor record vs Spanish Opposition in Europe. Their record reads as 64 Matches, 18 Wins, 24 Draws and 22 Defeats. Do not rule out Betis getting a result here.
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MANCHESTER UNITED’S ATTACK
Marcus Rashford has been the headline act in an otherwise inconsistent attack this season. In 40 Matches in this campaign he has 24 Goals and has contributed 9 Assists for the club. Averaging 1 G/A per 90 minutes in all competitions this season. In Europe he is the club’s top-scorer with 4 Goals and 2 Assists in 6 games. That makes for an average of 1.38 G/A per 90.
Aside from Rashford, teen sensation Alejandro Garnacho could be in-line for a start after coming off the bench vs Liverpool last Sunday. What you can expect from the young Argentine is raw pace, lack-of fear and familiarity with Spanish Football. These abilities and knowledge could be crucial on Thursday evening.
REAL BETIS’ DEFENCE
The most consistent area of Betis’ formation and style-of-play are the full-backs and centre-backs. The full-backs provide width for the wingers and often drift inside even rotating with the midfielders when deep in possession or a little further forward. Across the back-line they’re very press resistant and have the ability to move it quickly to create chances further up the field.
Despite their 0-0 draw at home vs Real Madrid they’ve been vulnerable at the back in recent times having conceded eleven goals in their last six league matches.
REAL BETIS’ ATTACK
Manuel Pellegrini’s team when going forward adopt a free roaming attack where midfielders and attackers are allowed to alternate positions and get forward as they see fit. You will see them rotating, overloading or doubling up as they desire because they’re free to make decisions themselves but their players operate close together when doing so!
The key man in attack is Spanish International striker Borja Iglesias who in 28 Games this season has scored ten goals and contributed five assists for an average of 0.74 G/A per 90 for the team this season. Borja is excellent with his back to goal in the hold-up role and linking together Betis’ free-flowing attack which could cause United’s defense some issues.
MAN UNITED’s DEFENCE
Despite their form in recent months, largely down to the additions of Lisandro Martinez at CB and Casemiro in the DM position, the 7-0 massacre they received from Liverpool last Sunday proves there is still an air of fragility apparent in defense.
Given their respective performances last Sunday combined with the free-flowing nature of the Betis attack, do not be surprised if Diogo Dalot and Luke Shaw make way for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Tyrell Malacia in the starting lineup for this game.
No matter who the personnel for this clash, Manchester United typically give teams lots of chances to score so expect Betis to give De Gea a hard night inbetween the sticks.
Man UNITED VS REAL BETIS Prediction
Prediction: Manchester United 2-1 Real Betis
Manchester United will want to put last Sunday behind them so expect a reaction from The Red Devils. Rashford on-form is amongst the best attackers in Europe and you’d fancy this United attack to put Betis to the sword. However, the team’s defence is fragile as mentioned before so I can see both teams scoring in this game.
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MANCHESTER UNITED VS REAL BETIS – GOALSCORER BETTING ODDS
Marcus Rashford is in the form of his career so it’s very difficult to back against him, he is currently 11/4 to score First and that would definitely be my bet in the goalscorer betting market!
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