Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Betis and Manchester United face each other at Estadio Benito Villamarin in the Europa League last 16, return leg. The Red Devils are with one foot in the quarter-finals as they won the first leg 4-1, but Erik ten Hag must warn his men against complacency. All Eriksen, Greenwood, Martial, Sabitzer, and van de Beek should miss out with injuries, while Fred is pushing for a start.
Los Beticos, on the other hand, will have a mountain to climb in Thursday’s encounter as they need to overcome a three-goal deficit. Anyhow, both teams to score betting option should be considered as Real Betis are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the second leg. As for the home side, important midfielder William Carvalho is back from suspension, while all Cruz, Fekir, and Luiz Felipe remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (William Carvalho):
Angola-born defensive midfielder William Carvalho has overseen a dramatic rise in his stock over the past few seasons at Sporting. William Carvalho is coming from a proper football family since his father and grandfather were also footballers, but his way to the top has had a somewhat dramatic twist to it.
Carvalho moved to Portugal as a child and first started playing football in the streets before he was picked up by Recreativos Desportivos de Algueriao. William Carvalho joined the Sporting football academy at the age of 13 The 24-year-old Portugal star player has spent two years on loan at Fatima and Cercle Brugge, before he got the chance to cement his place in the starting line-up for Portuguese giants.
William Carvalho came through all youth ranks with the Portugal national team, while he was given his senior debut in 2013. Carvalho played an important role in his country’s maiden European Championship title in France over the summer.
Highlighted Team (Manchester United):
Over the years Manchester United have established themselves as one of the greatest clubs in world football. The Red Devils have won three European Cup (Champions League) trophies and they have clinched no less than 20 Premier League titles.
A number of top-class players were part of Manchester United in the past, but, no doubt, the club’s biggest legend is coach Sir Alex Ferguson, who was in charge of the team for 26 years. During Alex Ferguson’s spell at Old Trafford the club won a number of trophies, but the Red Devils have been struggling in all competitions ever since he retired. Louis van Gaal helped Manchester United win the FA Cup trophy in the 2015/2016 season, with Jese Lingard scoring the winner in the 2-1 triumph over Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium.
The likes of Bobby Charlton, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, George Best and Eric Cantona are the football stars that graced Old Trafford for Manchester United.