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Real Sociedad vs Roma betting tips: Europa League preview, predictions, team news and odds

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Real Sociedad to win 1-0 against Roma- 5/1!


At 5/1, a £10 bet would return £60!

Real Sociedad vs Roma

March 16, 2023

8:00 pm GMT

Match preview

Having established a two-goal lead, Roma look set to march on into the quarter-finals.

Last Thursday, Stephan El Shaarawy broke the deadlock early at Stadio Olimpico, acrobatically bundling home Tammy Abraham’s cross.

Then, just as la Real looked set to escape with a 1-0 defeat, Marash Kumbulla’s towering header doubled Roma’s advantage.

So, there’s no way the Italian club are going to throw this one away, right?

Last season, José Mourinho ended Roma’s 14-year trophy draught by guiding them to Europa Conference League glory.

Having already dumped out RB Salzburg in the previous round, I Giallorossi now fancy their chances of going all the way in this competition too.

Real Sociedad meanwhile are still hoping to reach the quarter-finals of a UEFA competition for the first time since 1989.

Although, by leaving out two of his best players in the first leg, Imanol Alguacil may be prioritising La Liga, with his team currently fourth.

Roma’s two-goal advantage is likely to prove insurmountable at Anoeta.

Real Sociedad team news

Star striker Mikel Oyarzabal and impressive winger Brais Méndez were both on the bench in Rome, which gives on an insight into Imanol’s thinking.

Both were back in for Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Mallorca, so will Takefuso Kubo and Alexander Sørloth return here?

Mikel Merino is suspended for Sunday’s clash with bottom of the table Elche, having been sent off in the Balearic Islands, meaning he’ll start this one.

With Aritz Elustondo injured, Igor Zubeldia will continue to partner Robin Le Normand at centre-back.

Roma team news

Roma have conceded just 25 goals in 26 Serie A matches this season, four of which were shipped during Sunday’s 4-3 defeat at the hands of Sassuolo.

Paulo Dybala was only a substitute for that game, but he will return alongside Tammy Abraham up front here.

Other familiar faces in this line-up will include Rui Patrício, Chris Smalling, Nemanja Matić and fit again Georginio Wijnaldum.

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