UEL 2022-23: Manchester United vs Real Sociedad prediction and betting tips (September 8)
Manchester United were knocked out of the UCL last season in the Round of 16 but they qualified for Europa League this season. Will they get a win over Real Sociedad?
Marcus Rashford scored two goals in their 3-1 win over Arsenal.
Marcus Rashford scored two goals in their 3-1 win over Arsenal.
by Dipo Lukman Dipo Lukman

Manchester United will host Real Sociedad in Round 1 of the UEFA Europa League.

The match will start at 7 p.m. GMT on Thursday, 8 September 2022. The match venue is Old Trafford, Manchester.

Latest odds on betting sites

Manchester United have their winning odds placed at 1.65 (-154 American; 13/20 Fractional). Real Sociedad, on the other hand, have their winning odds placed at 5.25 (+425; 17/4). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 4.30 (+330; 33/10).

The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Manchester United — 58%, draw — 23%, Real Sociedad — 19%.

Latest betting odds on Manchester United vs Real Sociedad (8 September 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.20 (+120; 12/10)
  • Asian handicap (-0.25) on Manchester United — 2.46 (+146; 73/50)
  • Asian handicap (+0.25) on — Real Sociedad (-185; 27/50)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)

Match preview and statistics

Manchester United got a 3-1 victory over Arsenal in their last Premier League game. Antony opened the scoreline in the 35th minute with a nice finish into the bottom left corner. Bukayo Saka levelled the scoreline in the 60th minute with a nice finish from close range.

Marcus Rashford made it 2-1 in the 66th minute with a tidy finish into the net. The England international scored his second game of the night in the 75th minute with a nice finish from close range as Manchester United won the game.

Manchester United had 40% ball possession. The Red Devils had 10 shots with six being on target. They created four big chances during the game. Manchester United had 1.55 expected goals compared to Arsenal's 1.32 expected goals.

The Red Devils are fifth in the Premier League table with 12 points. Manchester United have scored eight goals while conceding eight goals in the league with a difference of zero.

Manchester United team news: Anthony Martial is out of the game with a hamstring injury. Victor Lindelof is a doubt with a knock. Van de Beek is a doubt with a knock

Real Sociedad played a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in their last league game. Alvaro Morata opened the scoreline in the fifth minute with a tap-in from close range. Umar Sadiq levelled the scoreline in the 55th minute as he nodded the ball into the net.

Real Sociedad had 55% ball possession and completed 343 passes. They created three big chances. Real Sociedad had 12 shots with five being on target. They had an expected goal of 1.47 compared to Atletico Madrid’s expected goal of 1.45.

Real Sociedad are ninth in the La Liga table with seven points. They have scored four goals while conceding five goals with a goal difference of -1.

Real Sociedad team news: Carlos Fernandez is out with a hamstring injury. Diego Rico is unavailable due to a hamstring injury. Martin Merquelanz is out with a knee injury. Mikel Oyarzabal is out with a cruciate ligament injury

Manchester United vs Real Sociedad H2H

Manchester United have won two of the last four games between both sides.

Three of the last three games have ended in under 2.5 goals.

Key players and lineups

Manchester United projected starting lineup:

  • David De Gea
  • Luke Shaw
  • Raphael Varane
  • Lisandro Martinez
  • Diogo Dalot
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Scott McTominay
  • Bruno Fernandes
  • Jadon Sancho
  • Marcus Rashford
  • Cristiano Ronaldo

Notable subs: Casemiro

Marcus Rashford scored two goals in their 3-1 win over Arsenal. The England international has scored three goals in the league, overperforming his expected goals of 2.02. He has created seven chances in the league. Rashford has provided two assists in the league.

Real Sociedad projected starting lineup:

  • Alex Remiro
  • Aritz Elustondo
  • Igor Zubeldia
  • Robin Le Normand
  • Aihen Munoz
  • Mikel Merino
  • Martin Zubimendi
  • Takefusa Kubo
  • David Silva
  • Umar Sadiq
  • Mohamed Ali Cho

Umar Sadiq scored a goal in their 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid. The Nigerian international has scored three goals in the league, overperforming his expected goals of 1.92. Sadiq has created three chances in the league.

Prediction and betting tips

Two of the last three games between both sides have ended in under 2.5 goals. The last two games between both sides ended in a 0-0 draw. Two of the last three Manchester United games have ended in under 2.5 goals. Four of the last five Real Sociedad games have ended in under 2.5 goals. I predict under 2.5 goals.

Manchester United are the better side in this fixture and have proved that over the last fixtures. The Red Devils have won two of the last four games between both sides. Manchester United are currently in a good run as they defeated Arsenal in their last league game. I predict Manchester United to win.

Betting prediction: Under 2.5 goals

Odds: 2.20 (+120 American; 12/10 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Manchester United to win

Odds: 1.65 (-154 American; 13/20 Fractional)

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Manchester United — Real Sociedad
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