Ace Football previews the Europa League game between Manchester United and Real Betis, who meet up on Thursday. The match preview includes the current team news, stats, and a recommended betting tip.
Manchester United come up against visiting side Real Betis in the opening leg of a Europa League last-16 fixture on Thursday at Old Trafford.
Team form: Manchester United vs Real Betis
Manchester United Form
Manchester United hope to get back to winning ways after first beating Newcastle by 2-0, before winning 3-1 against West Ham. The streak ended in a recent 7-0 defeat against Liverpool. In their last six Europa League home matches, the Red Devils racked up five strong wins, but no draws as they lost once. They scored 14 and conceded four goals.
Real Betis Form
In their three most recent outings, Real Betis won 2-1 and 2-3 against Real Valladolid and Elche, before drawing 0-0 against Real Madrid. The Green-and-Whites came through their last six away games in the Europa League with four wins. Of those six matches, they drew once and lost once in which, they scored 11 and conceded seven.
Betting stats and facts for Manchester United and Real Betis
Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the most recent games that Manchester United and Real Betis played across all competitions.
- Manchester United have not lost the last 20 home matches in a row
- Manchester United have won 16 of the last 18 home matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Manchester United have won 17 of the last 18 home matches
- Manchester United have scored in the last 20 matches in a row
- Manchester United have scored in the last 18 home matches in a row
- In 9 of the last 11 matches Real Betis played, both teams scored
- In 9 of the last 11 Real Betis matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Real Betis have lost the last 3 matches in a row and both teams scored at the same time
- Real Betis have conceded in 12 of the last 14 matches
- Real Betis have scored in 10 of the last 11 matches
Europa League top scorers: Manchester United vs Real Betis
Sergio Canales shows decent form right now for Real Betis, as he scored two goals in his last six games in the Europa League. The visitors need more from him, though, when facing Manchester United, who are strong favourites this coming Thursday. Siding with Marcus Rashford also looks like a nice prospect as he scored four goals in his last six Europa League matches.
Popular betting markets: Manchester United vs Real Betis
Manchester United sailed through their 10 most recent outings at home with nine wins, while they drew one. Real Betis won five of their previous 10 outings away from home across all tournaments, whilst they drew zero and lost five. Manchester United are on a fantastic streak of no less than 20 matches in a row without defeat as the home side.
Both teams to score
Manchester United scored the first goal of the match in five of their previous ten games. Curiously, Real Betis only scored the opening goal of the match in three of the last ten away games. Manchester United probably enjoy the prospect of scoring this coming Thursday, as Real Betis managed only two clean sheets in the previous 10 matches. The former claimed four clean sheets in their last 10 matches.
Over 2.5 goals came out seven times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Manchester United, who scored an average of two goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in seven of the last ten outings for Real Betis, who managed to score 2.1 times in those matches.
Suggested bet: Manchester United vs Real Betis
In conclusion, we have a free betting prediction for this game between Manchester United and Real Betis. The betting tip was formed based on the abovementioned statements.