Your comprehensive guide to the Manchester United and Real Betis match in the UEFA Europa League 2022/2023

Today, the Round of 16 of the UEFA Europa League season begins for the current season 2023/2022, and we highlight specifically the match between Man United against Real Betis, which we will show you a comprehensive guide to in the coming lines. 

Match preview

With problems of their Anfield mauling still fresh in the memory, Manchester United return to Europa Organization action with the check out of Actual Betis to Old Trafford for the first leg of their last-16 connection on Thursday night.

The Red Devils proceeded past Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate in the knockout round playoffs, while Manuel Pellegrini's crop defeated Roma, HJK Helsinki as well as Ludogorets to top place in Group C.

The highs of finishing a six-year prize dry spell and getting rid of Barcelona from European competition faded into insignificance for Guy United on Sunday afternoon, as a mortified Erik 10 Hag saw the Red Devils endure their worst defeat in Premier Organization history at the hands of a pitiless Liverpool.

Cody Gakpo, Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez all bagged dental braces along with a Roberto Firmino effort in real significance of a demolition work, bringing an end to the Red Devils' 11-game unbeaten run while triggering ecstasy as well as exasperation from pundits, fans and gamers in equivalent measure.

With a 14-point gap to make up to leaders Toolbox - that have actually played a video game much more - some have actually currently eliminated third-placed Male United from the Premier League title race, however their podium area is safe for the time being as they look for an immediate feedback in continental activity.

A second-placed finish to Actual Sociedad in the group phase compelled Man United to do it the hard way, but a richly-deserved 2-1 second-leg win over Barcelona propelled the Red Devils into the last 16 at the Catalans' expense, and also not since March 2012 have the hosts lost the first leg of a European knockout connection at home.

Before being damaged by Liverpool, Guy United had racked up at least two times in 12 successive video games in all competitors - their multiple-goal perform at Old Trafford stands at an also much better 14 games - and also 10 Hag's side can get directly back into the fans' great publications with a 20th unbeaten suit in a row at the Theater of Dreams right here.

An acquainted face go back to the North West in the opposition dugout, as ex-Manchester City employer Manuel Pellegrini - that can expect an aggressive welcome when he arises from the Old Trafford tunnel - takes a trip back to the UK with his side striking form at the correct time.

Adhering to a triad of succeeding triumphes versus Almeria, Real Valladolid as well as Elche - throughout which Betis scored eight objectives while shipping 5 themselves - Pellegrini's side held ruling Spanish as well as European champions Genuine Madrid to a goalless draw at the weekend, maintaining Los Blancos at bay in spite of having simply 38% possession.

A near-perfect Europa League group stage for Los Verdiblancos saw them win five games as well as draw one in Group C - only going down points in a 1-1 residence stalemate against Roma - as well as Pellegrini's guys delivered simply four objectives en route to a first-placed surface.

Betis have never progressed beyond the last-16 of the Europa Organization in its present format - shedding to eventual champions Eintracht Frankfurt at this phase last season - yet Pellegrini's side traveling to Old Trafford having only shed 2 of their last 12 away video games in all events, winning eight of them.

Thursday's first leg will note the first-ever competitive conference in between Guy United and also Real Betis in any type of competition, yet the Verdiblancos have simply one win to show from their previous 6 games against English opposition, and the injured Red Devils need to not prove easy marks at their fortress.

Still dealing without long-term absentees Donny van de Beek and Christian Eriksen, Guy United have additionally been struck with Marcel Sabitzer - who is absent from the team - yet Casemiro has apparently gotten rid of a scare from the Liverpool loss.

The Brazilian will be evaluated ahead of first alongside Victor Lindelof, that missed Sunday's defeat with a small unspecified trouble, while Ten Hag is declining to place a duration on Anthony Martial's healing as he fights a hip problem.

A refresh should certainly remain in order after such a humbling evening versus Liverpool, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire as well as Tyrell Malacia potentially coming into the backline, especially with Luke Shaw and also Raphael Varane emerging as questions before kickoff at the weekend break.

At the same time, Betis manager Pellegrini lately experienced a disastrous impact with essential aggressor Nabil Fekir, as the Frenchman - that was just recently linked with Guy United - has been dismissed for the remainder of the season with a former cruciate ligament injury.

Midfielder Juan Cruz is additionally expected to miss out after exacerbating an existing muscular problem, yet on a brighter note, Sergio Canales educated on Monday after missing out on the draw with Real Madrid with a quadriceps concern.

No fewer than four Real Betis gamers are walking a tightrope right here, as Claudio Bravo, German Pezzella, Luiz Felipe and Aitor Ruibal will miss out on the 2nd leg if they are warned at Old Trafford.

Manchester United feasible starting lineup:
DeGea; Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Martinez, Malacia; Fred, McTominay; Sancho, Fernandes, Garnacho; Rashford

Real Betis possible starting lineup:
Bravo; Sabaly, Philip, Pezzella, Miranda; Carvalho, Rodriguez; Channels, Rodri, Perez; Churches

We claim: Manchester United 2-1 Real Betis
With a rejuvenated XI taking on a Fekir-less Real Betis side - that are not constantly proficient at maintaining points tight at the back - the stage is established for a confidence-rocked Guy United to continue their Old Trafford quality and go back to winning methods.

Pellegrini's side have actually established an affinity for goalscoring and also can still be expected to problem Ten Hag's backline, yet we still have faith in the Red Devils to amass a slim first-leg benefit before next week's journey to Spain.

Event details:

NAME: Manchester United - Real Betis
DATE: 9 Mar 2023
TIME: 20:00 UTC
VENUE: Old Trafford, Manchester, England

What channels will broadcast the match between Manchester United and Real Betis?

  beIN Sports MENA English 1 HD
  beIN Sports MENA Premium 1 HD
  Blue Sport 2 UHD
  Blue Sport 5 HD
  BT Sport 1 HD
  Cosmote Sport 2 HD
  Sport TV1 Portugal HD
  SuperSport 1 Albania HD
  V Sport Ultra 4K UHD