AC Milan – Betis SOCCER PICKS
Milan and Real Betis meet at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). There is only a record of 1 direct match in the last 3 years between these two teams, on 09-08-2017, which ended with the victory of Real Betis by (1-2). Attention to the home factor, since Milan usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
After 2 wins, the home team comes to this 3rd round in the 1st position of Group F, with 6 points won. On the previous day, they won by (3-1) at home against Olympiakos Piraeus, after in the first match of this group stage they won by (0-1) out against F91 Dudelange. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after an away loss with Internazionale by (1-0). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Milan have won 7, tied 1 and lost 2. Defensive consistency has not been their best, as they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored with regularity, as they scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 6 games in which they suffered the first goal.
In the last 10 matches they have played at home in competitions, the Milan team has won 7 matches, tied 1 and suffered only 2 losses, recording an average of 2.3 goals scored per game and 0.9 goals hit, demonstrating an excellent performance under these conditions . The highlight of the team in this Europa League goes to G. Higuaín and P. Cutrone, each with 2 goals scored. Remember that the home team occupies the 1st position in your group, so you have great chances of qualifying for the next phase, despite missing a few rounds, since the 3rd Olympiacos has only 1 point added, while the 4th Dudelange did not add any points so far. Betis, his current opponent, remains in 2nd place with 2 points less than the home team. For this confrontation the coach G. Gatusso must align his team very offensively, looking to score the first goal of the game.
The away team comes to this 3 rd round of Group F in the 2nd position, with 4 points won, after 1 win and 1 draw. In their first match in this group stage they have tied in an away match against Olympiakos Piraeus by (0-0). In the 2nd round, they won at home against F91 Dudelange by (3-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a home loss to Real Valladolid by (0-1). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Real Betis has won 5, tied 3 and lost 2. Their defense has been very strong, since they only suffered goals in 3 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 11 of the last 24 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals and 16 out of 24 have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 11 games, he never got the comeback in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal.
In their last 10 matches, playing in the opponent’s house for different competitions, the Betis team won 5 matches, in addition to 3 draws and only 2 defeats, registering an average of 1.3 goals scored and 0.8 goals scored, demonstrating a great performance in these conditions. The highlight of the team in this Europa League goes to A. Sanabria, Cristian Tello and G. Lo Celso, each with a goal scored. We remember that the visiting team, with the 2nd position in their group, has only 2 points less than their current adversary, being in the dispute for the first position, since Olympiacos and the Dudelange are with great difficulties to score. For this confrontation, the team’s technician will have to look mainly for the defensive organization, since it is a team that has as main characteristic in the opponent’s house to be very consistent in these conditions.