Real Betis vs. Roma
October 6, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: AS Roma -120 / Real Betis +340 // Total: 2.5
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Roma and Real Betis face off on Thursday in a UEFA Europa League Group C Soccer showdown at Stadio Olimpico.
Real Betis comes into this game sitting 1st place in the standings having picked up six points. On September 15th, Real Betis faced off against Ludogorets, and they were able to secure a 3-2 victory. Real Betis had 54 percent of the possession and 10 shots on target, but the defense did show some holes that will need to be cleaned up here. On Sunday, Real Betis faced off against Celta Vigo, and they were defeated 1-0. Juanmi is dealing with an ankle injury, and he will be out for a few more months. Nabil Fekir is healthy though, and it looks like he could be moved into the starting lineup here.
On the other side of this matchup is Roma, who sit in 3rd place in the standings having picked up three points. Roma faced off against HJK on September 15th in a Europa League showdown, and that game ended in a 3-0 victory. All three goals were scored after the 47th minute. Roma had 29 shots total, 10 shots on target, and 68 percent of the possession. They also didn’t allow HJK to put one shot on goal. On Saturday, Roma faced off against Inter Milan, and they were able to secure a 2-1 victory. Roma has a big game coming up this weekend, and that means there will be plenty of changes made to this lineup. Mile Svilar is expected to be the starting goalkeeper in this game.
Real Betis is going to be starting a more complete lineup, and I expect their offense is going to find success. Roma still has some talented backups, but it’s not going to be enough in this game to pick up any points. Real Betis is going to score at least two goals, and Roma will have issues scoring more than one. Back Real Betis on the money line.