Real Sociedad and Manchester United will meet in the Europa League first knockout round. Real Sociedad has two wins in a row in La Liga, shows strength, and welcomes Manchester United in a great mood. The guests are among the biggest favorites to win the Europa League, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a large selection of quality players.
February 18th, 2021 – 18:55
Real Sociedad vs Manchester United Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Real Sociedad vs Manchester United Predictions
Real Sociedad finished second in a tight group that also had Napoli and AZ. They managed nine points, two behind Napoli and one ahead of AZ. For the team, Europa League remains a viable route towards next season’s Champions League, but they stay in the frame even in La Liga. Sociedad has not been up to scratch defensively and heads to this game on one clean sheet in their last five matches. Three of their last five games have also produced over 2.5 goals, and they’ve managed to score in each of their previous ten games. While their scoring run looks impressive, Sociedad rarely scores a lot in their matches in the last 16 games, they’ve managed to score more than a goal in just four. Alexander Isak is a great player, many teams are interested in this guy, he has good dribbles, and his greatest virtue is speed. Portu plays excellently, he is fast in the one-on-one game, and he is unstoppable.
Manchester United head to this game after a hard-fought 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion. It was their third draw in five matches, and they have two wins in the last six games. While they’ve been a bit shaky lately, United has managed to scrape through undefeated in their previous six matches. They’ve scored in the last four games and kept three clean sheets in the previous five. Their scoring run is also good, just like Sociedad’s. They’ve scored in 12 of their last 15 matches. United plays here by virtue of having finished third in their Champions League group and will be seeking to extend their good Europa League run. Last season, they exited at the semi-final stage after losing to eventual winners Sevilla. Here they head with just that loss in the previous seven Europa League matches and have scored in each of the last ten games in the competition. McTominay has excellent control of the ball, he can play in several positions, and every team needs a player like this. Marcus Rashford is the engine of this team, he goes through the opponent’s defense like a fast train, has excellent ball control, and the English international can be satisfied with his performance.
Manchester United is the favorite in this match, and the attackers are in great shape.
We can expect a big fight between these two teams, and both of them should be able to score. We don’t believe either side will keep the clean sheet.