Roma vs. Real Betis
October 13, 2022 12:45 pm EDT
The Line: Real Betis +160 / Roma +175 // Total: 2.5
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Real Betis and Roma face off on Thursday in a Group C UEFA Europa League showdown at Benito Villamarín Stadium.
Last Thursday, it was Real Betis that was able to secure the 2-1 victory over Roma. It was a goal in the 88th minute by Luiz Henrique that was the difference as Real Betis secured the victory. Nicolo Zaniolo picked up a red card for Roma in the 93rd minute. Real Betis had five shots on goal and 61 percent of the possession. Roma also had five shots on goal, but only 39 percent of the possession.
Real Betis comes into this game sitting in 1st place in the group having picked up nine points. On Sunday, Real Betis faced off against Valladolid, and the game ended in a 0-0 draw. Real Betis had only 40 percent of the possession and one shot on goal. German Pezzella picked up a red card in the game, but that means nothing for this game. Nabil Fekir is dealing with a hamstring injury and won’t be able to go in this game. Juanmi is also dealing with an ankle injury and won’t be able to go in this game.
On the other side of this matchup is Roma, who sits in 3rd place in the standings having picked up three points. Roma faced off against Lecce on Sunday, and they were able to secure a 2-1 victory in that game. Roma had 60 percent of the possession, 20 shots on target, and six shots on target. Dybala is dealing with a thigh injury, and he’s not going to be able to go in this game. Smalling is going to be moved into the starting lineup in this game, and he’s going to need to have a big game here.
All the pressure is on Roma in this game and I expect they are going to push numbers forward in this game. With the numbers being pushed forward, Roma is going to score some goals, but their defense is going to struggle also, and that is going to lead to this game being high scoring. Back the over to cash here.