Betting tips for Betis vs AC Milan 08.11.2018
Real Betis and AC Milan face each other this Thursday at Benito Villamarín in a challenge to qualify for Group 4 of the Europa League. Real Betis surprised with a victory in Italy in the last challenge of the event, but since then they have won only one of the following three games in national competitions. On the other side comes an AC Milan who has won the following three games for the Italian league since losing at home against this opponent, and winning here is imperative for Gattuso.
Real Betis occupy the 1st place of Group F with 7 points, the result of two victories and a draw, with partial of 5 goals scored and 1 goal conceded. Betis entered the competition with a 0-0 draw at Olympiakos, then won the following two away games, first against Dudelange (0-3) and then against AC Milan (1-2). The Italian victory over Milan made Betis move to the top of the group, and a victory here would mean qualifying for the Spaniards, saying that Olympiakos failed to win at the Dudelange.
Betis have fallen short of expectations from the offensive point of view since the start of the season, and since the win against Milan they have won just one more of their next three matches in the domestic competition, with that win against modest Racing Santander, for the Copa del Rey. At home, the team tends to be harder to beat, having lost only 2 of the 7 games played throughout the season, winning 3 and scoring 10 goals and 9 conceded goals. Javi García, injured, is the only confirmed low.
AC Milan, in turn, ranks 2nd with 6 points, the result of two victories and a defeat, with 5 goals scored and 3 goals conceded. Milan went well in the first round of the competition, winning first at Dudelange (0-1) and then at the reception at Olympiakos (3-1), but disappointed in their final defeat at the reception of Real Betis (1-2 ). The Betis defeat came just after a defeat against rivals Inter Milan (1-0), which put some pressure on Gennaro Gattuso, who then managed to win the next three games, all for the league and all of them won by a difference of only 1 goal. In the last 8 Rossoneri games, they won 6 and lost the remaining 2.
Despite the last three consecutive wins, the club's management is still not satisfied with Gattuso, with the team winning but not impressing, and his place as Milan coach is far from assured. Things are further complicated by the absence of Higuaín, Biglia, Caldara, all injured, and Castillejo, punished. Riccardo Montolivo has recovered from the injury but has not left the bench in the game with Udinese and has not played any games this season so he will be unlikely to play here due to lack of competitive pace.
Real Betis is a fickle team and shows little regularity in their results, so victory in Italy was a surprise. On the other side comes a more consistent Milan, but not surprising in their performances, and Gattuso sees his place further away from being assured if he leaves again defeated by Real Betis.
Betis vs AC Milan Prediction:X/2 5.50
Betis vs AC Milan Betting Tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.00
Betis vs AC Milan Score Recommendations: 1-2 10.00