Manchester United’s reward for beating Barcelona in the Europa League Round of 16 playoffs is a knockout-stage pairing with another La Liga side, Real Betis.
Erik ten Hag’s men were rocked by a 7-0 hammering away at Liverpool last weekend, with a host of United players coming in for criticism, including captain Bruno Fernandes, following an abject showing at Anfield.
Ten Hag will be demanding a positive reaction from his side as former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini returns to England’s north west on March 9.
Here’s all the key information on the match including kickoff time, live streaming and TV channels, lineups and betting odds.
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What time is Man United vs Real Betis kick off?
This Europa League clash kicks off at Old Trafford on Thursday, March 9 at 8:00 p.m. local time.
Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:
|USA||Thu, Mar. 9||15:00 ET|
|Canada||Thu, Mar. 9||15:00 ET|
|UK||Thu, Mar. 9||20:00 GMT|
|Australia||Fri, Mar. 10||07:00 AEDT|
|India||Fri, Mar. 10||01:30 IST|
|Hong Kong||Fri, Mar. 10||04:00 HKT|
|Malaysia||Fri, Mar. 10||04:00 MYT|
|Singapore||Fri, Mar. 10||04:00 SGT|
|New Zealand||Fri, Mar. 10||09:00 NZDT|
Man United vs Real Betis live stream, TV channel
Here’s how to watch all of the action from this match in some of the major territories:
|USA||—||fuboTV, TUDN USA, Univision NOW, VIX+, Paramount+|
|UK||BT Sport 1, BT Sport Ultimate||BT Sport app/site|
|New Zealand||—||Spark Sport|
|India||Sony TEN 2||JioTV, Sony LIV|
|Hong Kong||beIN Sports 3||beIN Sports Connect|
|Malaysia||beIN Sports 3||
beIN Sports Connect, sooka
|Singapore||beIN Sports 3||beIN Sports Connect, StarHub TV+|
UK: This match will be broadcast live in the UK via BT Sports’ TV and streaming services.
USA: This match streams on Paramount+ and fuboTV for subscribers in both English and Spanish.
Canada: Every Champions League game this season is live streaming exclusively via DAZN in Canada.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every Champions League match live and on demand on Stan Sport.
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Man United vs Real Betis lineups
Ten Hag would be within his rights to make wholesale changes to the team following the rout at Anfield. However, with United still looking to fight on three fronts in the season run-in, he will need to strike a balance between squad rotation and unsettling his team any further.
Casemiro is a slight doubt and might not be risked, especially as a booking would rule him out of the second leg in Spain, although the absence of Marcel Sabitzer means Ten Hag may have to take the risk with the Brazil star. Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Jadon Sancho could be brought in to start, while there are some fitness concerns around Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof.
Man United starting XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea (GK) — Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Martinez, Shaw — Casemiro, Fred — Sancho, Fernandes, Rashford — Weghorst
Man United subs: Heaton (GK), Dalot, Varane, Malacia, McTominay, Pellistri, Elanga, Garnacho, Mainoo
Pellegrini is without key attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir, with his season ended by a knee injury, but veteran midfielder Sergio Canales has been passed fit to travel.
Real Betis starting XI (4-3-3): Bravo (GK) — Sabaly, Pezzella, Felipe, Miranda — Canales, Rodriguez, Carvalho — Ruibal, Iglesias, Perez
Real Betis subs: Silva (GK), Montoya, Gonzalez, Akouokou, Ruiz, Juanmi, Henrique, Joaquin, Jose
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Man United vs Real Betis prediction, odds
The United fans at Old Trafford will be desperate to erase the memory of last weekend with a winning response against Betis, and Ten Hag’s side are unbeaten at home in all competitions since a 1-0 loss to Real Sociedad in the group stage on September 8.
Pellegrini’s Betis secured a 0-0 draw with Real Madrid last weekend, and they will be confident of getting on the scoresheet in Manchester, so this tie could de determined by the second leg in Spain on March 16.
Prediction: Man United to win 2-1
|Man United win||-233||2/5||1.42||1.39|
|Real Betis win||+575||13/2||7.25||6.80|
|Over/Under 2.5 goals||-154/ +110||8/13, 6/5||1.64 / 2.15||1.64 / 2.17|
|Both teams to score Y/N||-118 / -122||4/5, 10/11||1.80 / 1.91||1.80 / 1.80|