Manchester United are set to take on Real Betis in the round of 16 of the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. The Red Devils will look to continue their impressive form in the competition, as they are undefeated since their loss against Real Sociedad.
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Manchester United have been in good form this season, and their recent wins have been impressive. They have been boosted by the returns of star players Christian Eriksen and Anthony Martial, who are expected to make the starting XI. Manager Erik ten Hag will be looking to continue his team’s impressive run of form and progress to the quarterfinals of the competition.
Real Betis, on the other hand, have had an inconsistent season in La Liga, but their performances in the Europa League have been impressive. Manager Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping his team can cause an upset against Manchester United and progress to the quarter-finals.
The referee for the game will be German referee Daniel Siebert. Daniel is a highly experienced referee, having refereed in the Champions League and Europa League. He is known for his strict approach and is not afraid to hand out yellow cards.
The likely lineup for Manchester United will be David De Gea in goal, with a back four of Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Lisandro Martinez, and Luke Shaw. In midfield, Fred and Casemiro are expected to start, with Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford behind striker Wout Woghorst.
As for the team likely to win the game, Manchester United are the favourites and are expected to progress to the quarterfinals. However, the Real Betis have the capability to cause an upset, and if they can produce a good performance, they could be the team to progress.
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