Man Utd vs Real Betis: UEL R16 Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups, and Fantasy XI

Manchester United will be eager to inch closer to the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals when they face Real Betis on Thursday.

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Man Utd vs Real Betis: UEL R16 Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups, and Fantasy XI

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Man Utd vs Real Betis: Manchester United will relish the chance to turn their focus away from the Premier League and over to Thursday's Europa League clash with Real Betis.

Match Details:

  • Location: Manchester, England
  • Stadium: Old Trafford
  • Date: Thursday 9 March
  • Kick-off Time: 20:00 GMT / 15:00 ET / 12:00 PT
  • Referee: Daniel Siebert (GER)
  • VAR: Marco Fritz (GER)

Man Utd vs Real Betis: Match Preview:

Erik ten Hag's side are right back under the microscope after their catastrophic 7-0 defeat to Liverpool, which was so bad that it has erased almost all the positivity the Red Devils had created over the months prior.

Erik Ten Hag needs to bring team back to successful ways (Image-90min)

It was just a few weeks ago that United booked their place in this round with a two-legged victory over Barcelona, who four places above Betis at the top of the La Liga standings.

Team News:

Man Utd:

Casemiro, who is one yellow card away from a suspension in this competition, is reported to have picked up an injury to more than just his pride in the defeat to Liverpool, with a late fitness test set to dictate his involvement in this one.

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 8, 2023

Victor Lindelof also missed that game through an unknown injury, while Luke Shaw and Raphael Varane were both doubts for the match but ended up playing. The duo might sit out here having failed to show anything close to their best at the weekend.

Anthony Martial remains out with a hip problem.

Real Betis:

Nabil Fekir's season-ending injury comes as a massive blow to Betis, who are also set to be without midfielder Juan Cruz through injury as well.

— Real Betis Balompié (@RealBetis_en) March 8, 2023

There is some positive news for Betis though as Sergio Canales returned to training on Monday after missing the weekend's draw with Real Madrid.

Man Utd vs Real Betis: Head to Head:

This will be the first-ever meeting between Manchester United and Real Betis in any competition.

Real Betis have come up against six English opponents in Europe and have lost four, drawn one, and mustered just a single win.

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 8, 2023

Manchester United are unbeaten in the first leg of their last eight European knockout ties.

Real Betis have just a single win in their last seven knockout stage matches in the Europa League.

— Real Betis Balompié (@RealBetis_en) March 8, 2023

Manuel Pellegrini has managed against Manchester United four times in the past in European competitions and all of those games ended in goalless draws.

Predicted Line-ups:

Man Utd predictedl lineup (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Martinez, Malacia; Sabitzer, McTominay; Sancho, Fernandes, Garnacho; Rashford

Real Betis predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Bravo; Sabaly, Felipe, Pezzella, Miranda; Carvalho, Rodriguez; Canales, Rodri, Perez; Iglesias

MU vs RB: Fantasy XI

Bravo; Sabaly, Felipe, Pezzella, Martinez, Malacia; Sabitzer,Rodriguez; Perez; Iglesias, Rashford.

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