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Manchester United vs Real Betis Pick – UEFA Europa League Predictions & Odds 3/9/23

Real Betis vs Manchester United
March 9, 2023 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Man United -255 / Real Betis +700 // Total: 2.5
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Manchester United and Real Betis face off on Thursday in leg 1 of their Round of 16 Europa League showdown at Old Trafford. This is the first meeting ever between the two teams.

Manchester United vs Real Betis Odds

Manchester United is the favorite sitting at -255 while Real Betis is the underdog sitting at +700. The total in this game sits at 2.5 goals with the over paying out at -150. 

Manchester United Betting Preview

Manchester United has confidence that this could be the year they win the Europa League. They advanced to this game after beating Barcelona 4-3 on aggregates. One big question for Manchester United heading into this game is if they have any confidence. On Sunday, Manchester United faced off against Liverpool, and they were defeated 7-0. Two games ago, against West Ham United in the FA Cup, they were able to secure a 3-1 victory. Manchester United is dealing with some key injuries heading into this game. Donny van de Beek and Christian Eriksen are both still out long term. Marcel Sabitzer is also absent from selection, and that’s also a big loss for the team. 

Real Betis Betting Preview

Real Betis has picked up at least a point in each of their last four games. In the last game against Real Madrid, Real Betis played good defense, and they were able to secure a 0-0 draw. They had 37 percent of the possession and four shots on target. Two games ago against Elchie they were able to secure a 3-2 victory. Real Betis is also dealing with some tough injury news. One of the top players, Nabil Fekir has suffered an ACL injury, and he’s now out for the rest of the season. Sergio Canales is back in training though and if he can’t go that will be a big boost for the team. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Real Betis showed some impressive defense against Real Madrid over the weekend, and there is no reason that can’t continue in this game. Real Betis offense also been inconsistent though and not having Fekir is going to be a big loss for this squad. Look for this game to be lower scoring and the under is going to cash. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Under 2.5 Goals

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Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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