Real Sociedad v Man United tips – Red Devils are the bookies favourites

Manchester United might have failed to stay alive in the Champions League after finishing third behind Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig in a tough group, although the Red Devils are among the favourites to win the Europa League and there’s no doubt they will be gunning to win this competition.

United won the Europa League as recently as 2017 which saw them qualify for the Champions League through the back door, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having a big enough squad to go deep in the competition and the outright betting market currently has them as second favourites to win the trophy.

Will Manchester United Win at the Anoeta Stadium?

The bookies are actually offering attractive football betting odds when it comes to a Red Devils win in the first leg which is scheduled to be played on Thursday 18 February, with some bookies offering 6/4 about a Manchester United victory and you might get even bigger if you compare the betting prices closer to kick-off.

While United hit a few bumps away from home in the Champions League, their away form domestically has been outstanding and we anticipate that they’ll play on the front foot against a team who currently sit sixth in the La Liga standings.

While challenging for the Premier League title is the chief concern for Solskjaer, he will want to be competitive and there are players such as Donny van de Beek, Anthony Martial and Juan Mata who are eager to earn extra game time, while Harry Maguire seems to play in every game.

Can Real Sociedad Land a First Leg Victory in Europa League?

Real Sociedad finished second in their qualifying group behind Napoli to qualify for the last 32 stage, with Imanol Alguacil's side narrowly edging out AZ in the standings, although they have subsequently lost Willian Jose to Wolverhampton Wanderers and might be short of a cutting edge.

Even so, they are proving to be highly competitive in the Primera Liga and you can get 15/8 that they secure a first leg victory against their English opponents, even if the team’s home form has left plenty to be desired this season.

Real have only won three of their ten home matches and they really are struggling to get wins on the board right now, with a 1-0 triumph at Athletic Bilbao the only league victory that has been recorded since 22 November which could prove telling for this match.

Indeed, it’s been a season of two halves for Sociedad who had a flying start to the campaign before the form suffered badly and we think they could be vulnerable opponents against a Red Devils side who have the bit between their teeth.

What Are the Best Real Sociedad v Man United Bets?

We’re more than happy to take a punt on Manchester United to actually win this game against a Sociedad side who have hit the buffers in recent months, although it’s worth waiting for team news before comparing the latest football betting odds and working out the best angle.

We recommend looking at the possibility of a Red Devils victory and both teams finding the net in this clash, with the visitors around the 4/1 mark to win the game in this way and the majority of their victories on the road in the Premier League have come while conceding.

One good Europa League betting tip could be to punt on a couple of correct score options and a 2-1 victory in favour of Manchester United is available at 9/1, while there’s also the possibility that the Red Devils could win by a 3-1 scoreline and that has been chalked up at 18/1.


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