class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The Premier League side were comfortable winners in the first leg but our tipster is backing the visitors to put up more of a fight at Old Trafford
Manchester United welcome Real Sociedad to Old Trafford on Thursday evening with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men knowing they already have one foot in the last-16 of the Europa League.
Last week’s 4-0 victory in the first leg of this tie means that – barring a catastrophic collapse – the Premier League side will progress to the next round of the competition.
Manchester United vs Real Sociedad Latest Odds
The hosts are quoted at 9/10 (1.90) to win and at just 1/500 (1.00) to qualify for the last 16 with bet365.
Meanwhile, optimistic fans of the side from San Sebastian might be interested in the price of 50/1 (51.00) for them to progress while they can be backed at 11/4 (3.75) to win on the night.
The draw is available at 13/5 (3.60).
Manchester United vs Real Sociedad Team News
Given the score line from the first leg, it remains to be seen how strong the respective line-ups from the two managers. United are without Paul Pogba and Phil Jones, while Edinson Cavani, Donny van de Beek and Scott McTominay will be assessed.
The visitors are missing defenders Joseba Zaldua and Aritz Elustondo, although forward Carlos Fernandez could return from injury.
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The first leg saw the Spanish side outclassed by their English opponents, with La Real surprisingly poor all over the pitch.
Imanol Alguacil’s side followed up that disappointment by producing a thumping 4-0 win at the weekend against Alaves and on their day, the Basques play some of the best football in Spain.
It is surely too big an ask for them to be able to produce a comeback, although restoring some pride by getting on the scoresheet should be well within their grasp.
La Real had scored in the previous 10 games prior to the first leg, and after their weekend win, there should be interest in backing them to contribute to another high-scoring game.
Manchester United vs Real Sociedad Tips and Predictions
Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is available at 19/20 (1.95) and looks like a strong option for the game.
Backing the visitors to net over 1.5 goals at 13/8 (2.62) could also be of interest, with United conceding two or more goals in four of their last eight home games.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.