Real Betis vs AC Milan: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Thursday, November 8th, 2018, 9:00pm
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After Real Betis taking home all three points in the reverse fixture, Gennaro Gattuso’s Milan will be looking for revenge if they’re to top Group F.
With an away trip to Greece to face off against Olympiakos, this matchday four game against Real Betis could turn out to be one of vital importance for Milan.
When Group F was drawn, it was predicted to be a three-horse race for the two qualifying spots and thus far, it’s gone as predicted. However, Real Betis are the ones on top at the halfway mark with two wins a draws, scoring five and conceding just one.
AC Milan on the other hand have been a mixed bag in Europe thus far. They skimmed past Luxemburg side F91 Dudelange 1-0 before convincingly beating Olympiakos 3-1. Then of course group leaders came to Italy and won 2-1, propelling them to top of the group.
In their respective leagues, Real Betis currently reside in an eyebrow raising 14th place with 13 points, eight goals scored and 12 conceded. On the contrary, thanks to two late Alessio Romagnoli in their last two league games, AC Milan are now in 4th place with 21 points, 21 goals scored and 14 conceded.
Clubs have an odd history of being able to separate league and European form, and with their win away to Milan in mind, Betis should be able to win this one as well. 2-1 Real Betis.
- Real Betis to win
The Spanish side are unbeaten in their last seven Europa League matches. Combine that with their victory away to Milan last round and Betis to win at evens is great odds.
- Over 2.5 goals
There’s been a combined 17 goals in the six matches Betis and Milan have played in Europe this season. These two teams love scoring goals and Milan concede at least one per game, so over 2.5 goals to be scored is a straight forward and solid bet.
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Head to Head
The meeting on matchday three was the first ever competitive meeting between these sides, with the Spaniards leaving the San Siro with a 2-1 victory.
They’ve had two meetings in non-competitive settings before, in 2007 where Real Betis won 1-0 and in 2017, where Real Betis were victorious once again, beating Milan 2-1.v
- Real Betis average the second most possession per game in the Europa League this season with 60.5%.
- AC Milan average the fourth best passing accuracy in the Europa League this season with 87% of their passes being completed.
- Gattuso’s side rank sixth in shots allowed in the competition, allowing just eight shots per game.
- AC Milan youngster Patrick Cutrone is the joint-second highest scorer in Europe’s second competition this season with three goals.