Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Real Betis will be looking to record their first win of their Europa League campaign when they host F91 Dudelange at their Estadio Benito Villamarin. Los Beticos produced a fine performance in the opening match of their Europa League campaign against Olympiakos, but they failed to grab more than one point from the game in Athens. The Spaniards are seen as hot favourites to win Thursday’s football match against F91 Dudelange and we predict that Christian Tello and Co. are going to prove their worth on the field. The Luxembourg outfit, on the other hand, suffered a 1-0 loss to Milan in front of home fans in their opener and seeing that Real Betis are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we do not believe that the underdogs are going to spoil los Beticos’ party at Estadio Benito Villamarin.
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 (Dudelange):
F91 Dudelange are the most famous Luxembourg club. Dudelange play their home games at Stade Jos Nosbaum stadium, which can hold no more than 2,558 spectators. Dudelange clinched their 14th trophy in the national championship in the 2017/2018 season, with the team finishing the campaign five points clear of Progres Niederkorn.
As a result, the Luxembourg champions booked their place in the Champions League qualifiers, but they failed to make it to the group stages of the elite competition as they were beaten by MOL Vidi of Hungaria in the two-legged tie. However, F91 Dudelange were producing thrilling displays in the Europa League qualifiers and, as a result, they make it to the group stages of the competition where they will face the likes of Milan, Real Betis and Olympiakos Piraeus.
The Luxembourg side wear sky blue and black shirts and black shorts when playing at home, whilst they away colours are yellow and black.