Friday, March 1, 2024

Prediction: Real Betis vs Rangers

Prediction: Match to end in 1-1 draw

Best Odds: 6/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

Real Betis and Rangers will face each other in the UEFA Europa League this week. The Group C match between the La Liga club and the Scottish Premiership outfit will be held at Estadio Benito Villamarín and is scheduled to kick off at 8 pm UK time on Thursday.

Real Betis

Real Betis are a big and established club in Spain, and they are doing well at the moment. Betis finished sixth in the La Liga table last season and are playing in the UEFA Europa League this campaign, and there is a very good chance that they do better now.

Betis are seventh in the La Liga table at the moment with 26 points from 16 matches. Manuel Pellegrini’s side are eight points behind defending champions and fourth-placed Barcelona. They are only three points behind sixth-placed Real Sociedad.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side will head into the UEFA Europa League Group C match against Rangers on Thursday evening on the back of a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid at home in La Liga. It came after a 2-1 victory over Villanovense away from home in the Copa del Rey.

Team News:

Real Betis are likely to line up in a 4-3-3 formation. Rui Silva will be in goal for the home team. Aitor Ruibal, Pezzella, Juan Miranda and Abner will be the four defenders. Marc Roca, Guardado and Isco will be the three midfielders. Diao, Borja Iglesias and Ezzalzouli will be the three forwards.

Rangers

Rangers are one of the biggest clubs in the Scottish Premiership and are doing quite well at the moment. The Gers are very much in the race for the league title this season and could also progress to the latter rounds of the UEFA Europa League.

Philippe Clement’s side are second in the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 37 points from 16 matches. Rangers are five points behind leaders and bitter Old Firm rivals Celtic, who have played 17 games. Rangers are second in UEFA Europa League Group C at the moment with eight points from five matches, a point behind leaders Real Betis. Both Betis and Rangers could end up in the next round of the competition.

Team News:

Rangers are likely to line up in a 4-3-3 formation against Real Betis in Spain. Butland will be in goal for the Gers. Tavernier, Souttar, Balogun and Barisic will be the four defenders. Lundstram, Cifuentes and Cantwell will be the three midfielders. McCausland, Dessers and Sima will be the three forwards.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Real Betis have won 3 and lost 2 of their UEFA Europa League Group C matches this season.
  • Rangers have won 2, drawn 2 and lost 1 of their UEFA Europa League Group C matches this season.
  • Real Betis have scored 7 goals in 5 UEFA Europa League Group C games this campaign.
  • Rangers have conceded 5 goals in 5 UEFA Europa League Group C games this campaign.
  • Abdallah Sima has scored 12 goals and given one assist in 24 competitive matches for Rangers this season.

Conclusion

Real Betis are the favourites heading into the match and will fancy their chances of picking up all three points from the encounter. Rangers, though, are a good team and will not be afraid to take the game to the La Liga club. It is likely that this game will end in a draw.

Prediction: Match to end in 1-1 draw

Best Odds: 6/1

Bookmaker: Zetbet

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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