Real Betis vs Dudelange
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 4 October 2018
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: Estadio Benito Villamarin (Sevilla).
Dudelange did themselves justice in the inaugural group phase appearance for any Luxembourg side in European competition. They did very well to keep things tight at the back against Italian heavyweights Milan losing just 0-1 two weeks ago at Stade Josy Barthel. It was a strike from Gonzalo Higuain that made the difference between the two teams, preventing Dudelange pick up their first ever point at this level.
Dino Toppmoller’s men will face another tough test on Thursday afternoon when they are to take on Spanish Real Betis in the second round of the competition. It will surely be another chance for the visiting players to enjoy the occasion. Avoiding a disaster will be the main goal for the visitors here.
Nevertheless, the task will be somewhat tougher against Betis who will certainly be much more motivated to get a result here. Quique Setien sent the best he has for the opening round clash with Olympiacos two weeks ago in Piraeus. The game ended in a goalless draw, putting Betis in a must-win situation before a double header against Rossoneri.
Real Betis vs Dudelange: Head-to-head
Real Betis and Dudelange will take on each other for the first time ever on Thursday.
Spanish teams met the opposition from Luxembourg on ten occasions over the course of history.
They won each of ten games bagging an impressive 48-goal tally along the way.
Real Betis vs Dudelange: Prediction
Quique Setien even rested some of his players in Sunday’s Primera Division clash with Leganes proving his huge ambitions in bid for a deep run in Europa League. Los Beticos managed to bag a late 89th-minute goal to clinch an important three-pointer against the Legionaries.
Betis thus made it three wins and three draws from last six league games. They kept a clean sheet in six of past seven matches in all competitions, including the aforementioned goalless draw away at Olympiacos Piraeus on the opening day.
The hosts are massive favourites and we really expect a pleasant evening for their fans on Thursday.
Real Betis vs Dudelange: Bet Tips
HT/FT Real Betis/Real Betis @ 1.57 (4/7)
Real Betis to keep a clean sheet @ 1.72 (8/11).