Our prediction for this Europa League match:
All eyes will be on Old Trafford when Manchester United and Real Betis face each other in the Europa League derby. The Red Devils aim to recover from an embarrassing 7-0 loss to Liverpool, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against los Beticos. Anthony Martial is a major doubt, while both Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek miss out with injuries.
The Andalusians, on the other hand, did well to hold Real Madrid to a goalless draw at the weekend, but they will have a big fish to fry at “the Theatre of Dreams. Since Man Utd are desperate to get back on course, we do not believe that the visitors are going to grab something from the first leg. As for the La Liga side, all Nabil Fekir, Sergio Canales, and Juan Cruz are out of contention through injuries.
Highlighted Player (Raphael Varane):
French footballer Raphael Varane is regarded as one of the best defenders in the world. The 191-cm-tall centre back played for Lens in the 2010/2011 season and on 22 June, 2011 he signed a contract with Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Jose Mourinho helped him made a great progress during and the French defender established himself as a first-team regular in the 2014/2015 La Liga campaing. Varane won his second Champions League trophy with Real Madrid in 2016 and it has to be noted that he clinched only one La Liga title with los Blancos (2011/2012).
Varane is very fast and he is a player with extraordinary aerial ability and the ability to read the game. He often scores after set pieces and it has to be noted that he netted two goals for Real Madrid in all competitions in the 2014/2015 campaign. Varane plays for France national team, but he missed the 2016 European Championship finals through injury.
Highlighted Team (Betis):
Real Betis Balompie, better known as Real Betis, is a Spanish football club from the city Sevilla and is currently active in the Primera Division. The club hosts its home games in Estadio Benito Villamarin which holds a capacity of 57 000 spectators. The club colors of the club from Andalucia are green and white.
Real Betis is known for its rivalry with Sevilla CF. The Sevilla derby is one of the biggest in Spanish football.The most famous nickname of Real Betis is Verdiblanco’s which literally mean Greenandwhite.
The club from Sevilla had its biggest succes in 1935 where the club managed to win the Primera Division fort heir first and last time. In 1977 and 2005 Real Betis won the Copa del Rey. The biggest succes in Europe was in season 1977/1978 and 1997/1998 where the club got knocked out in the quarter final.
Famous players that ever wore the green white kit are: Denilson, Ricardo Oliveira, Finidi George, Gerrie Muhren and Ricardo.