The week has come where all the focus will shift to Europa League round 16. On Friday, Manchester United will be hosting Real Betis for the 1st leg of round 16 in the Europa League. The Red Devils witnessed a major debacle in their last fixture in the Premier League and Real Betis might get the advantage of the situation in the Manchester United camp.
Manchester United registered a win over Barcelona in the 2nd leg by 2-1 and qualified for the next round on an aggregate score of 4-3. Bookmakers have decent odds for both the teams in this one.
Real Betis finished their group stage by being at the top in Group C with one draw and five wins. They have come out as a string in recent times by cementing the 5th spot in the La Liga points table.
Manchester United and Real Betis to play out 1-1 draw.
The betting tip is...
Fixture to end in a draw.
After witnessing a no-loss streak for quite a while, Manchester United witnessed a defeat which will go down the history books of the club. Every player and people from management would like to forget the 7-0 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield. The defence was lost and the attackers struggled with the pressure to keep the ball in possession. The Red Devils will need to be motivated to bounce back by winning the upcoming Europa League fixture.
There is no official announcement on Casemiro’s injury yet. The medical team is still in the process to examine his injury that happened in the last game.
Predicted Lineup: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Martinez, Shaw, Casemiro, Fred; Antony, Fernandes, Rashford, Weghorst
Verderones had a good run in the group stage of the Europa League. With one draw and five wins, Real Betis showed their dominance over the rest of the teams. However, Verderones have struggled to keep the same pace in La Liga. They are travelling to Old Trafford after witnessing a thrilling draw against Real Madrid in a LA Liga fixture by 0-0.
Real Betis has no injury in their camp and they will have the best possible XI to start the game.
Predicted Lineup: Claudio Bravo, Abner, Luiz Felipe, Germán Pezzella, Aitor Ruibal, Andrés Guardado, William Carvalho, Juanmi, Nabil Fekir, Luiz Henrique, Ayoze Pérez
This will be the first time both teams are coming face-to-face against each other. We are in for an absolute thriller and we predict that the match can end in a stalemate.
Man United players need to get their focus back and might be cautious in this match. We predict a 1-1 draw.