Real Betis vs Dudelange: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
The team from Luxembourg travel to southern Spain with confidence high after only losing narrowly to Milan in their opening group match.
The attacking style of play has somewhat deserted Real Betis this season as they have struggled to replicate the form that saw them qualify for the Europa League last year. But they have started to put a string of good results together and will expect nothing but three points from this match.
Only a Gonzalo Higuain goal stopped F91 Dudelange recording an historic point in their opening Group F match at home to Milan. The Luxembourg side have taken European competition in their stride this season and will not be overawed by their Spanish opponents.
Betis could only manage a 0-0 draw away to Olympiacos and know that a win against F91 Dudelange is vital before their back-to-back matches with Milan. They made some interesting signings over the summer – with the capture of William Carvalho the most noteworthy – and will be hoping that their season kicks into action soon.
F91 Dudelange won the Luxembourg National Division last season, qualifying them for European competition, but this season has been a mixed bag of results. One confidence-boosting fact will be that they have won all of their away fixtures so far but this might be too much of a challenge, with Betis looking at another narrow win – 1-0.
- Total goals under 2.5
Many fans will be expecting Betis to rack up the goals against the team from Luxembourg but Italian giants Milan could only score one and it could be a similar result for Betis.
- Real Betis to win to nil
Dudelange will frustrate the home side and Betis may not score many goals – but they are unlikely to let in any either. It could be another clean sheet for Betis goalkeeper Joel Robles.
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These two sides have never met but Real Betis have faced Luxembourg opposition on 10 occasions and have won every time.
- Although they were unable to score in Greece, Betis enjoyed 69% of the possession against Olympiacos and were unlucky to come away with just a point.
- When F91 Dudelange beat CFR Cluj in the play-off match they became the first Luxembourg club to ever make it to the group stage of a European competition.
- This is the first time in five years that Betis have qualified for Europe. That year they made it to the Europa League round of 16 where they were knocked out by their arch rivals Sevilla.
- Putting their achievements into even greater context, the population of Dudelange is only 19,734 – making it only the third biggest town in Luxembourg. In contrast, Seville (where Betis are from) is the fourth largest city in Spain.