Real Sociedad v Man Utd Betting Tips & Predictions

Needing to win by two clear goals to progress from Group E, Manchester United are 14/13 favourites for their Europa League clash with Real Sociedad on Thursday evening.

Real Sociedad have lost consecutive La Liga matches, but they have a perfect record in the Europa League and have conceded just once in their five matches.

Manchester United defeated West Ham at the weekend to make it eight matches unbeaten in all competitions. 

The Spanish club won 1-0 when they ventured to Old Trafford on matchday one. 

To Win To Nil: Manchester United

3/1 (Paddy Power)

Erik ten Hag has worked wonders with United over the last couple of months. This team suddenly looks organised out of possession and possesses a clearer gameplan once they get the ball. 

Marcus Rashford is playing his best football in years, and Casemiro provides a presence they have sorely lacked in central midfield. 

Both of Sociedad’s recent league defeats were to nil. United have conceded just once in six matches in all competitions – this 3/1 price is superb value. 

Most Corners: Real Sociedad

Evens (Paddy Power)

United win the fewest corners per match in the Premier League. Only four teams concede fewer corners than Real Sociedad in La Liga. 

The Red Devils are under pressure to control this match and create chances, but even when dominating fixtures, they don’t tend to rack up a high corner count.

First Goalscorer: Cristiano Ronaldo

9/2 (888Sport)

Cristiano Ronaldo’s expected goals mark in the Europa League (4.6) is miles clear of anyone else (3.1 is next highest). 

With bridges built after his public fall out with Ten Hag, the Portuguese star is going to start on Thursday evening and will look to extend his stellar record against Real Sociedad. 

The nature of these teams suggests this will be a low-scoring match, even with United pushing for a comfortable victory. Ronaldo might not be the player he once was, but he will still improve on his finishing numbers. 

This is a great price on the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to open the scoring. 

All odds are subject to change

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