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After losing 4-0 to Manchester United in the first leg of the Europa League round of 16, Real Sociedad is looking to turn things around. Do they have a chance of progressing to the quarters? This review features tips and predictions for the game.
Manchester United vs. Real Sociedad Top Free Betting Tips
The Following are our top free tips for UEL round sixteen, second leg duel between Man United and Real Sociedad:
- Manchester United to win
- Bruno Fernandes to score anytime
- Man United to win by 2 goals
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Manchester United vs. Real Sociedad Second Leg Preview
For the first time since 2016/17, Man United beat a Spanish side in a European cup tie. The first leg of Europa League round 16 saw the red devils grab all three points in a thrilling match. While Real Sociedad was dominating the first half of the game with 58% possession against Ole Gunnar’s men, they only managed one shot on target. On the other hand, Manchester United had five shots on target in the first half of the match with Bruno Fernandes scoring the opener in the 27th minute. In the second half of the match, Real Sociedad again managed only one shot on target. Manchester United defenders Erick Baily and Harry Maguire made a good pairing with Alex Telles and Wan-Bissaka making both contributing massively from behind.
Bruno scored a brace, with the second goal coming in the 57th minute. Daniel James, Marcus Rashford and Erick Baily were all phenomenal in a match that Manchester United won 4-0. Going into the second leg, which will be played at Old Trafford, we expect to see a renewed attempt by Real Sociedad to claim some points. But will they manage?
Well, pundits are once again tipping Man United to edge out Real Sociedad in the final leg of UEL round 16. The Spanish side may have expected some magical passes from David Silva in the first leg, but the playmaker could not find spaces in the Man United’s half. Former Manchester United player, Adnan Januzaj was one of the most impactful players for the Spanish side before being subbed in the 80th minute. However, underwhelming performances by Sociedad defenders, Nacho Monreal and Joseba Zaldua meant goalkeeper Alex Remiro had extra work to do. Joseba Zaldua picked an injury in the 73rd minute, which means he will not feature for Sociedad in the second leg.
With key players out with injury, it looks like Real Sociedad will have a tough call at Old Trafford. It is why we are tipping Manchester United to sail through to the quarter-finals. Moreover, Manchester United poor home record this season means the red devils could concede at least a goal in the second leg.
Manchester United vs. Real Sociedad Top Betting Predictions for the Second Leg
Manchester United performed well defensively in the first leg and we expect them to keep another clean sheet. Here are predictions for the second leg:
Goal Totals: Over 2.5
With a troubled defence, Real Sociedad will leak more goals to attack-minded Manchester United. We are predicting a scoreline of more than two goals.
Correct Score: 3-1
The first leg saw the red devils put 4 past Sociedad defence. In a renewed attempt to score goals, we are backing the Spanish side to score at least one goal. A correct score of 3-1 in favour of Manchester United looks good on the books.
Player to Score: Mason Greenwood
Mason Greenwood was among the top goalscorers in last season’s Europa League. While the young striker hasn’t been lucky to find the net as much, we are backing him to score in the second leg.
FAQs about Manchester United vs. Real Sociedad
Where the second leg is played on the neutral ground like the first leg?
Manchester United will host Real Sociedad at Old Trafford.
How Many Goals Does Bruno Fernandes Have In The UEL This Season?
Bruno has scored two goals in the UEL this season, all of which came in the first leg in round 16 encounters against Real Sociedad.
Will there be fans in the Stadium?
No, fans are still not allowed in the stands.
Will Edison Cavani Play In The Second Leg?
According to Man United Manager, Edison Cavani will still not feature.
Which Players Picked Injuries In The First Leg?
Manchester United Midfielder and Real Sociedad defender Joseba Zaldua picked injuries in the first leg which was played at Juventus Center in Torino Italy.
Will Wan-Bissaka Play After Picking Yellow Card in First Leg?
Ole Gunnar is likely to play cautiously in the second leg by staging Brandon Williams in place of Wan-Bissaka.