Real Bettis sit in the middle of Group I in the UEFA Europa League tournament with two points. On Thursday, they’ll host Guimaraes who sit in the lead with four points. They’re also the only team in the group to earn a win so far. Real Betis is looking to move to the top of the table with a win over Guimaraes at home but it won’t be easy.
These two teams are meeting for the first time in UEFA competition. Betis’ has only played a one Portuguese team before. It was SL Benfica, and they lost both matches thirty years ago in the 1982-83 UEFA Cup.
Guimaraes on the other hand has had lots of run-ins with Spanish clubs and have won two of the nine meetings, both wins coming at home. They are also on a six-game losing streak to Spanish sides at the moment. Guimaraes player, Andre Santos, having spent time with RC Deportivo La Coruña.
Date: October 24
Start Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Sevilla, Spain
Stadium: Estadio Benito Villamarín
TV Info: Not televised
Live Stream: FOX Soccer 2Go
Key – POS: Position, P: Games Played, W: Wins, D: Draws, L: Losses, F: Goals Scored, A: Goals Allowed, GD: Goal Difference, Pts: Points