Real Betis vs Manchester United predictions: Draw can ease Red Devils into quarter-finals
- Real Betis have scored in seven of their last eight matches
- Manchester United are unbeaten in their last seven Europa League games
- Recommended bet: Tie with Goals
Manchester United appear to have one foot in the Europa League quarter-finals, as they head into Thursday's second-leg against Real Betis.
After a 4-1 win in the first meeting at Old Trafford, the Red Devils will expect to progress to the next round as they aim to make May's final in Budapest.
Betis, who are currently fifth in LaLiga, are expected to be without defender Luiz Felipe due to a hamstring injury.
Manuel Pellegrini is boosted by the return of Sergio Canales, with the midfielder playing almost an hour of the draw with Villarreal having been sidelined since mid-February.
Alejandro Garnacho will be missing for United after picking up an injury in Sunday's draw with Southampton, while Anthony Martial and Marcel Sabitzer are rated doubtful.
Erik ten Hag will have Victor Lindelof available following illness, while Casemiro can play as his latest suspension is only for domestic matches.
Betis go into Thursday's second leg having recorded just one win in their last seven matches at the Estadio Benito Villamarin.
The Andalusians have scored in every Europa League tie this season, but at the other end of the pitch they have only managed to keep one clean sheet in their four home matches in the competition.
It is also worth noting that four of their last five home goals have been scored in the first half, as did their only goal in the clash at Old Trafford.
The visitors have the joint top-scorer in this year's competition in Marcus Rashford, who has five goals to his name with a 3.61 xG.
Meanwhile, United have scored more goals (18) than any other team in this season's Europa League, including eight strikes in their four away ties.
With an FA Cup clash against Fulham coming up on Sunday and a 4-1 lead from the first leg, United will be tempted to make changes for the clash in Seville.
Ten Hag's men have fallen behind in two of their last three Europa League away games and are likely to feel some early pressure from the home team, who will be forced to come forward in search of goals.
But that will leave gaps at the back for United to exploit and their goal threat will surely see them get on the scoresheet.
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