Real Betis vs AC Milan: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

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The top two in Group F face off in Spain in what should be a key fixture in the battle to qualify for the knockout rounds of the Europa League

Group F is shaping up to be one of the most competitive in this season's Europa League; with Real Betis, AC Milan and Olympiakos all battling to qualify for the next round.

The top two spots in the group are currently occupied by Betis and Milan but, with Olympiakos taking on minnows Dudelange, Thursday's game in Spain could be very important.

Betis came out on top the last time these two sides met when winning 2-1 at San Siro a fortnight ago. 

Game Real Betis vs AC Milan
Date Thursday, November 8
Time 8:00pm GMT / 3:00pm ET

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .

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US TV channel Online stream
Univision Deportes Network fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on BT Sport ESPN and livestreamed on BT Sport Live.

UK TV channel Online stream
BT Sport ESPN BT Sport Live

Squads & Team News

Position Real Betis players
Goalkeepers Lopez, Robles
Defenders Mandi, Sidnei, Feddal, Gonzalez, Barragan, Firpo, Bartra
Midfielders Boudebouz, Guardado, Garcia, Canales, Guerrero, Inui, Kaptoum, Carvalho, Joaquin, Lo Celso
Forwards Tello, Moron, Gonzalez, Leon, Sanabria, Altamirano

Javi Garcia is missing for Betis, who are likely to field a strong team in their quest for qualification, even though a trip to Barcelona awaits in La Liga on Sunday.

Confirmed Real Betis XI: Pau Lopez, Mandi, Bartra, Feddal, Tello, Lo Celso, William Carvalho, Canales, Junior Firpo, Joaquin, Sanabria.

Position AC Milan players
Goalkeepers Donarumma, Reina
Defenders Romagnoli, Rodriguez, Musacchio, Caldara, Abate, Zapata, Calabria, Strnic, Simic
Midfielders Calhanoglou, Castillejo, Bonaventura, Biglia, Bakayoko, Montolivo, Laxalt, Kessie, Bertolacci, Halilovic, Conti
Forwards Higuain, Cutrone, Suso, Borini

Gonzalo Higuain will miss the game as he continues to be troubled by a hip injury, so Patrick Cutrone will be looked upon to score the goals.

Mattia Caldara and Ivan Strnic are both long-term absentees, Giacomo Bonaventura, Davide Calabria and Lucas Biglia are all unavailable, while Samu Castillejo is suspended.

Confirmed AC Milan XI: Reina, Musacchio, Zapata, Rodriguez, Borini, Kessie, Bakayoko, Calhanoglu, Laxalt, Suso, Cutrone.

Betting & Match Odds

The bookies are anticipating a tight affair as Bet365 have Real Betis as favourites at 6/5, the draw is 12/5 and AC Milan are the outsiders at 13/5.

Click here to see all of bet 365's offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.

Match Preview

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Despite Real Betis' poor league form they find themselves top of their Europa League group after beating AC Milan last time out. 

Milan have been strong in Serie A of late and are coming off the back of three consecutive league wins.

Group F could be blown wide open, though, depending on the result in the Olympiakos game where the Greek side face off against the weakest team in the group Dudelange.

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Milan's long injury list will hinder their chances of getting a result as star man Higuain will have to watch from the sidelines.

A lot of pressure will be on Cutrone's shoulders as the young striker will be leading the line in a crucial Europa League game. 

The 20-year-old has struck three times already in the Europa League this season and will be hoping that he can add to his tally on Thursday.