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Manchester United will be beginning its latest European journey this week, albeit in the Europa League, by hosting Real Sociedad on Thursday.
There was a lot of turmoil in the Manchester United camp during the previous season. The return of Cristiano Ronaldo was supposed to usher in some fresh energy. But on the contrary, Manchester United was unable but put up consistent performances throughout the season. The latest season too started with back-to-back losses against Brighton and Brentford. However, the team has since managed to bounce back, winning each of its 4 outings since then, including an incredible 3-1 win over Arsenal this weekend. Playing in the group stages of the Europa League for the first time since the 2019-20 season, the fans will be hopeful that the team is off to a good start.
Real Sociedad are regulars in the Europa League and will be featuring in it for the third consecutive season. In the previous season, they managed to reach the knock-out playoffs, where they were knocked out by Leipzig. On the domestic front, they are in the 9th spot on the points table but are undefeated in the last 2 games. Last weekend, they came back from a 1-goal deficit against Atletico to level the scores, and collect points from its second successive game. Coach Imanol Alguacil has never won a major European trophy in his career and will be hoping to win one this time.
Match prediction and football betting tips of Manchester United F. C. vs Real Sociedad Europa League 2022-23. The match is going to be played at the Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, on 8th September 2022.
The home team will be missing the services of Brandon Williams and Facundo Pellistri, both of whom are injured, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Anthony Martial remain doubtful. Mason Greenwood is suspended.
As for the visitors, Mikel Oyarzabal, Carlos Fernandez, Martin Merquelanz, and Robin Le Normand are unlikely to travel to England due to injuries.
Manchester United has finally shown some resilience under Erik ten Hag, and we are backing them to make a winning start.
Bet on a Manchester United win.
Manchester United has kept a clean sheet in each of its last 4 meetings against Real Sociedad. Also, the Spanish club has scored just once in its 6 meetings against English clubs in European competitions. Therefore, we do not see a BTTS bet winning here.
3 of the last 4 head-to-head meetings between the two clubs have produced fewer than 3 goals. 3 of the last 4 matches for Real Sociedad and 2 of the last 3 matches for Manchester United too have seen a score of less than 2.5, adding weight to our recommendation.