ORObjective in sight for him Betis. The team of Pellegrini receive this afternoon at Ferencváros, in the stadium Benito Villamarin, in a match in which you can have your access to the knockout rounds of the UEFA Europa League, his first challenge of the season. To achieve this, the Verdiblancos need to win and that in the other match of the Group G, which faces Bayer Leverkusen and Celtic at BayArena, victory be for the Germans.
Any other combination of results would force the Betis to play the classification in the last day, in his visit to the Scottish team in Glasgow. A situation that Pellegrini and theirs want to avoid doing their part of the job against the Hungarian team, which comes to Heliopolis already eliminated, without points in the four previous meetings of the group, with the important absences of Zubkov and Uzuni due to injury, but willing to show that it is a much better team than the results reflect.
The Chilean coach does not want confidence in his team and will line up an eleven of guarantees, despite arriving at the clash with important absences. In addition to Joel robles and Camarasa, who are not registered in this competition due to lack of chips, will not be available for this match due to injury Martin Montoya, with a severe ankle sprain, Sabaly, long-lasting low, as well as German Pezzella, Rodri and William Carvalho, who suffer from various physical problems.
The plan to supply Fekir
French will also be added to the list of casualties Nabil Fekir, who will serve this afternoon the first of the three sanction matches imposed by the UEFA Control and Disciplinary Committee after his expulsion for a direct red the previous day, in which his team faced the Bayer Leverkusen on Germany, for a confrontation with Demirbay. A relevant absence that will force the Betis to rebuild much of his offensive system.
Without Fekir, the player with the most minutes of the team so far this season and the one who shoots the most on goal, Pellegrini you will have to choose between several options such as placing Juanmi hitch, advance the position of Channels or even start with Lainez, who is still waiting for his chance. Whichever option is chosen, the objective is the same: add up the three points and wait to see if the pass is resolved … or if it travels to Glasgow with the risk of being third, but also with options to be a leader.