The last 16 in Europa League will witness the 2nd leg of the tournament and out of 16, eight teams will proceed to the next round. With one leg in the final 8 round of the Europa League, Manchester United will be travelling to Benito Villamarin to face Real Betis on Thursday. The Red Devils already dominated the first leg and the chances for Betis to qualify for the next round are very bleak.
Real Betis witnessed a complete demolition of defence in the first leg as they were defeated by 4-1. It looks a bit difficult for the hosts to bounce back and qualify for the next round. Bookmakers have some great odds for the Europa League.
After losing to Liverpool in an embarrassing defeat, Manchester United showed their anger against Real Betis in the first leg. The team will be confident enough to score another win against the Spanish club.
Both the teams will have a go at one another and in the end they might cancel each other out.
The betting tip is...
The match will end in a draw
This is going to be the first home European game against an English side for Real Betis since 2005. The last time they met Chelsea and defeated the English side by 1-0. Verdiblancos are coming to play against the Premier League giants after witnessing a draw in a La Liga fixture against Villarreal by 1-1. The hosts will be planning to play with aggression in the 2nd leg of the game.
Nabil Fekir is out of action for the rest of the season due to his serious injury.
Predicted Lineup: Bravo,Sabaly, Felipe, Pezzella, Miranda,Carvalho, Rodriguez, Canales, Rodri, Perez, Iglesias
The Red Devils have been through a rough patch in the first half of the season but they have improved their game in the second half. Manchester United are now coming across as a completely revived team who is also strong in away games. However, it was a shock to see their last game ended up as a draw against Southampton by 0-0. Marcus Rashford has an opportunity to become the sixth player from Manchester United to score 25 goals in one season.
Donny van de Beek and Christian Eriksen are still injured and will remain sidelined for the 2nd leg.
Predicted Lineup: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Malacia, Casemiro, McTominay, Fred, Sancho, Rashford, Weghorst
Manchester United won the first leg 3-1 and have one foot in the next round. However, they cannot take anything for granted and need to be at their best. Meanwhile, Betis will come all guns blazing as they have nothing to lose. We predict this to be a 1-1 draw.