Manchester United vs Real Sociedad. Will the Red Devils continue their winning streak?

On Thursday, September 8, Old Trafford in Manchester, Manchester United will play against Real Sociedad in the match of the first round of the Europa League group stage.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Manchester United vs Real Sociedad

Manchester United

At the start of the season, the Red Devils shocked their many fans, first losing to Brighton (1-2) and then to Brentford (0-4). Interestingly, after such misfires, they were able to issue a winning streak of 4 matches: away wins with a score of 1-0 over Southampton and Leicester, as well as bright home wins over Liverpool (2-1) and Arsenal (3-1). In the Premier League standings, Eric ten Hag's team settled in 5th place, losing the leader by only three points. Ronaldo is not impressive yet, entering the field, mainly as a substitute, and Rshshford took on the role of leader: in 6 matches he scored three goals and gave two assists.

At the close of the transfer window, Manchester United signed Casemiro (Real) and Anthony (Ajax). The first managed to play already in three matches, coming on as a substitute, and the second ran back only an hour in the match against Arsenal, in the last round of the Premier League, and scored a goal. The Red Devils got into the group stage of the Europa League directly due to the fact that last season they took 6th place in the domestic championship.

Real Sociedad

The White-Blues started the new season well. Away, they minimally outplayed Elche and Cadiz (both with a score of 1-0), opposed Atlético (1-1) on equal terms, and gave Barcelona a fight, but they didn’t have enough strength for the second half of the second half: 1-4. In the La Liga standings, Real Sociedad is in 7th place, 5 points behind the leader.

In the last days of the transfer window, two players from the main squad (Isak and Januzaj) left the team, but there is also an increase in the form of a Nigerian striker from Almeria - Sadiq Oumar. The Alguacil team got a direct ticket to the group stage of the Europa League thanks to the sixth place in the Spanish championship last season.

Manchester United vs Real Sociedad

Manchester United vs Real Sociedad facts

  • Manchester United have not lost a single face-to-face meeting out of four: two draws and two wins;
  • Real Sociedad has not scored a single goal in 4 head-to-head meetings;
  • The winning streak of the Red Devils is 4 matches;
  • The Mancunians have a scoring home streak of 7 matches;
  • Real Sociedad's scoring streak is 9 matches;
  • Real Sociedad scored in all 8 matches last season in the Europa League.

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Bookmakers consider Manchester United the favorite of the meeting, offering to take his victory for 1.64. A draw goes for 3.93, while Real Sociedad wins for 5.41. 1xbet tends more towards a scoring duel: Total over (2.5) - for 1.79, and Total under (2.5) - for 2.03. Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

The last time the teams met was in the Europa League 2020/21. Then, in the 1/16 finals, Manchester United turned out to be stronger: 4-0 and 0-0.

The Red Devils are on the move. Home victories against Liverpool and Arsenal are worth a lot, and especially against the Gunners, as, despite the fiasco, they continue to lead the Premier League. On the other hand, Real Sociedad is a strong and scoring team capable of giving battle to any TOP club. We are expecting an interesting and productive match, and the best bet would be "both teams to score" for 1.79. In the Europa League, the White-Blues have suffered only one defeat in their last eight away matches, and last season they scored 6 goals in four away matches. We are inclined to believe that if Manchester United wins, then no more than one goal. In this regard, we boldly take Real Sociedad with handicap (+1.0) for 1.74 or Real Sociedad with handicap (+1.5) for 1.44.

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