Manchester Utd vs Real Sociedad betting tips

Manchester United vs Real Sociedad Betting Tips

Manchester United is hosting Real Sociedad at the Old Trafford in Manchester, England on 26th February 2021 at 01:30 IST. Manchester United are on the back of a 4-0 win over Real Sociedad away in the first leg of the round of 32 clash. Real Sociedad would hope to turn it around and qualify while Manchester United are gunning for a top finish and much needed momentum going into the next round.

Manchester United Form & Team News

Manchester United came into the Europa League frame of things after having failed to qualify for the Round of 16 in the Champions League. They were in Group H and were placed in the third position after playing six games and winning three. They are in top form after having won the first leg Round of 32 match against Real Sociedad away beating them 4-0. In the Premier League, they are second placed with 49 points with 14 wins, seven draws and 4 losses in the 25 matches played so far. They have been consistent this season. Manchester United would want to tip off the Europa League with nothing less than a title this time around. 

Scott McTomminay, Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani and Donny Van de Beek are the players who might miss out on the next game for Manchester United. Ole might give some rest to some of the players. Eric Bailly, Axel Tuanzebe, Luke Shaw, Dean Henderson and Mason Greenwood will most likely start in the game against Real Sociedad. Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford are the two major contributors for Manchester United this season with both goals and assists to their names. Considering they might be rested for the game against Real Sociedad the bulk of the attack and play-making would fall into the hands of Mata and Martial. 

Real Sociedad Form & Team News

Real Sociedad qualified as the second placed team from Group F after playing six games with nine points. They won two games, drew three and lost one game in the group stages. In La Liga, they have been slowly improving their position in the points table over the last couple of seasons. This season has been no different. They are placed in the fifth position with 41 points from 24 games after winning 11 games. They are on the back of a brilliant 4-0 win over Deportivo Alaves at home in La Liga. Coming into the Europa League, they were thrashed 0-4 by Manchester United at home. They would want to erase this deficit and try to win the contest which will be a major confidence booster going into the later stage of the tournament.

Gaizka Ayesa, Aritz Elustondo, Joseba Zaldua, C. Fernandez Luna, Miguel Angel Moya, Jon Pacheco, Miguel Angel Moya, Alex Sola and Luca Sangalli complete the long list of injured players in the Real Sociedad squad. Oyarzabal and Isak have been in terrific form throughout the season and with David Silva contributing from the midfield, they look like a formidable outfit. Adnan Januzaj and Modibo Sagnan are likely to get a place in the final XI for their game against Manchester United at Old Trafford. 

Odds by Casumo

Manchester United are favorites to win this game according to the Casumo sportsbook. They are placed at 2.05 and Real Sociedad at 3.50. The odds for a draw is 3.60.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

This is expected to have a lot of goals and Real Sociedad have their task cut out here. They need to score one more than Manchester United‘s four goals to win it from here which is most likely not to happen given Manchester United’s brilliant home record over the last 3-4 games this season. 

Tip 1: Manchester United To Win

In the last three head to head matches, Manchester United have gone to win two games and managed to draw one of the games as well. The last time when these two sides met in Old Trafford, Manchester United had the win to their name. They also won when they faced for the first leg match last week with a resounding 4-0 win. In the last four home matches, Manchester United are yet to lose in at least one game having won three which includes the 9-0 thrashing of Southampton and a draw. Overall in the last six matches, Manchester United have won four games drawing the rest two. Real Sociedad on the other hand, have been mostly inconsistent. In the last five away games their results say, Win, Draw, Loss, Win, Loss. In the last ten matches played across competitions by Real Sociedad they just managed four wins. So with the above stats, we can safely say Manchester United are going to win the match at 2.05 odds available at the Casumo sportsbook.

Tip 2: Total Goals Over 2.5

In the last ten matches of Manchester United across competitions, they have had seven matches where the total goal count was over 2.5. At home out of the last five matches, four have seen the total goal count be over 2.5. Even their last head to head match with Real Sociedad saw a total goal count of more than 2.5 goals. Real Sociedad have had three games out of the last four across competitions where the total goal is over 2.5. Apart from that, in the last three matches that Real Sociedad have played in this tournament, two have seen more than 2.5 total goals. Thus the second leg match between Manchester United and Real Sociedad is expected to contain more than 2.5 gaols at 1.68 odds available at the Casumo sportsbook.


Manchester United are one foot into the next round with a four goal away advantage going into the game. They just need to complete the formalities at Old Trafford and a win would polish off a great Round of 32 clash. Real Sociedad would need a miracle from now to have a say in this league. Summarising a couple of bets mentioned above.

  1. Manchester United To Win @ 2.05
  2. Total Goals Over 2.5 @ 1.68

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