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Manchester United demolished Real Sociedad in the first leg of this 1/16-final match of the UEFA Europa League. While the outcome of the tie is all but decided, we still see some good betting opportunities for the second leg.
Our experts have put together an analysis of both teams and we have pinpointed so good value bets that you can take advantage of. Our tips are free, but we still put a lot of thought into them. Check them out.
Man Utd vs Real Sociedad: The top betting tips for this Europa League match
We have picked the 3 markets that give us the best betting value and you can see our predictions in the table below.
- Time of first goal: 0 – 15 mins. Odds 2/1 with Genting Bet. Place the bet here >>
- Total Goals: Over 2.5. Odds 3/4 with Betfair. Place the bet here >>
- Total Corners: Over 9.5. Odds 11/10 with Unibet. Place the bet here >>
Manchester United’s latest results and form
It's almost certain that the EPL title will escape the clutches of man Utd this season due to their cross-town rival's excellent play. This means that The Red Devils will surely chase the UEL trophy to the fullest. They haven't lost in 7 straight games in all formats and have scored 21 goals in that span.
In fact, in their last 6 matches, there have been 4.33 goals.
What can we say about Sociedad’s recent performances?
Outside of the crushing defeat from Man Utd in the first leg, Real Sociedad hadn’t lost in regulation in 8 straight games. This is not a bad stat, but the team just doesn’t perform well when visiting England.
The previous two visits to English teams have resulted in scoreless defeats for the Spaniards. This very well may be the case here too. Although we like the firepower that the team has, we don’t really see them overcoming a 4-goal deficit.
The top three free predictions on the Man Utd vs Real Sociedad match
Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 @ 8/11
The fact that Man Utd has pretty much qualified for the next round doesn't mean we won't see goals in this one. As specified above, The Red Devils average 4.33 goals per match in their last six. Additionally, we saw one side scoring 4 goals in 3 of the last 4 matches that Real Sociedad played.
Furthermore, the Spanish side has nothing to lose. We see them coming out and trying to score. Whether they concede or not, won’t bother them. They will surely try to avoid losing a second UEL match ‘’to nil”
Time of First Goal: 0 – 15 mins @ 5/6
12 of the last 15 matches that Man Utd played did not see a goal scored before the 15th minute. However, we think that both sides will look to score some goals early on for their own reasons.
- The Red Devils will look to end it early rather than late
- Real Sociedad will surely take a jab at performing a miracle comeback but for that to happen they will have to play attacking football from the get-go.
Corners: Over 9.5 @ 11/10
Real Sociedad averages 8.7 corners. The first leg saw exactly 9 corners, but we think there will be more attacking football in this game at least in the beginning. The value is definitely on the Over selection here.