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Real Sociedad vs Manchester United betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions and odds

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Real Sociedad vs Manchester United

November 03, 2022

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Match preview

Top spot in on the line in San Sebastián, with both clubs desperate to go straight into the round of 16.

All the way back on matchday one, Brais Méndez’s penalty saw Real Sociedad win 1-0 at Old Trafford.

Since then, Imanol Alguacil’s team have maintained their perfect record, beating both FC Sheriff and Omonia both home and away.

Last Thursday, Robert Navarro and Méndez were the scorers in Nicosia.

Despite having maximum points, los Txuri-Urdin might just need one more if they’re to cling onto first place.

That’s because Manchester United have also won all their matches against the group’s pair of minnows.

Last week, Diogo Dalot, Marcus Rashford and Cristiano Ronaldo were on target against Sheriff at home.

So, Erik ten Hag’s team must win by two-clear goals to pinch first place from Real Sociedad.

A one goal win for Man United, or a positive result for La Real, will see the Spanish side cling onto top spot.

Remember, only the group winners go straight into the last 16, while the runners-up will take on a Champions League drop-out in the first knockout round.

Given that could be against teams such as Ajax, Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla or Juventus, finishing first is invaluable.

Will Manchester United claim the required victory at Anoeta?

Real Sociedad team news

Imanol Alguacil’s team were beaten 2-0 by Real Betis on Sunday night, and are enduring something of an injury crisis.

Aihen Muñoz, Álex Sola, Ander Barrenetxea, Martín Merquelanz, Momo Cho, Umar Sadiq and star striker Mikel Oyarzabal are all currently out.

David Silva, who scored four times in Manchester derbies, was rested at the weekend, but should return here.

Manchester United team news

The visitors are without Raphaël Varane, after he hobbled off in the draw against Chelsea 11 days ago.

On Sunday, Harry Maguire made his first club appearance since 15 September, so could continue alongside Lisandro Martínez.

Jadon Sancho may return out-wide, displacing Anthony Elanga, while Alejandro Garnacho started a senior game for the very first time against Sheriff.

Cristiano Ronaldo will lead the line; he netted 15 goals in nine La Liga appearances against La Real, but has never scored at Anoeta.

Real Sociedad vs Manchester United: Match statistics

Ben Gray

Ben Gray

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