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Man United vs Real Sociedad Predictions & Tips - United to complete job with victory

  • Man United vs Real Sociedad predictions for Thursday’s Europa League match
  • The game is being played at Old Trafford (8.00pm GMT)
  • Man United lead 4-0 after the first leg
  • I am tipping United to complete the job with a victory
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Man United are tipped to complete the job with a win over Real Sociedad (Getty Images)
Gary Emmerson 24 Feb 2021
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Man United vs Real Sociedad Predictions


Real Sociedad have a mountain to climb after a forgetful first leg. I'm expecting United to complete the job with victory at home.

With a big game against Real Madrid on Monday, Sociedad may have one eye on the La Liga clash rather than overcoming a four-goal deficit.

  • Man United have won 10 of their last 13 home matches (Europa League).
  • Man United have kept 8 clean sheets in their last 11 home matches (Europa League).
  • Real Sociedad have failed to score in their last 3 matches against Man United (all competitions).

Head-to-Head 


Man United are unbeaten in three previous meetings with Real Sociedad, winning twice and drawing the other.

United won 1-0 at home during the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League group stage before drawing 0-0 in Spain.

The Red Devils were 4-0 winners of the first leg of this tie last week. Bruno Fernandes scored twice and Marcus Rashford and Daniel James also scored.

Manchester United Form


Manchester United did the job last Thursday with a four-goal demolition of Real Sociedad in Turin.

Bruno Fernandes scored twice either side of half-time and Marcus Rashford and Daniel James netted second-half goals on a near perfect night.

The Red Devils followed up that performane with a 3-1 victory over Newcastle on Sunday. Rashford, James and Fernandes were again on the scoresheet.

United are now undefeated in seven matches in all competitions, and have lost one of their last 12. At home, they have won seven of their last 11. 

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer's side recorded 4-1 and 5-0 wins over Istanbul Basaksehir and RB Leipzig at Old Trafford during the UEFA Champions League group stages this season.

Manchester United Team News


Ole Gunnar Solksjaer will make changes from the weekend win over Newcastle, with United having comfortable cushion after the first leg.

Goalkeeper Dean Henderson and defenders Alex Telles and Eric Bailly featured against Sociedad in the first leg and should start.

Defender Axel Tuanzebe could come into the side along with midfielder Juan Mata and forward Anthony Martial.

Midfielders Scott McTominay and Donny van de Beek are doubts along with forward Edinson Cavani, while Paul Pogba and Phil Jones are out.

Real Sociedad Form


Real Sociedad bounced back from last week's crushing defeat in the Europa League, by putting four past Alaves on Sunday in La Liga.

Striker Alexander Isak scored a hat-trick in the win, and Portu got the other to keep Sociedad fifth in the table.

It made it three straight wins in La Liga for Imanol Alguacil’s side. They have also beaten Cadiz 4-1 at home and Getafe 1-0 away.

Prior to the defeat to Manchester United, Real Sociedad had lost one of their previous 10 games. 

Real Sociedad Team News 


Sociedad will be without goalkeeper Miguel Ángel Moyá, defender Joseba Zaldua and midfielder Luca Sangalli. 

Right-back Aritz Elustondo is doubtful.

Swedish striker Alexander Isak has scored 9 goals in his last 6 matches in La Liga after his weekend hat-trick.

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Verdict

Man United are set to field a strong side despite the 4-0 first leg lead. They should get the job done at home with a win, with Sociedad turning their attention to La Liga.

Best Bet: Man United Win Full-Time Result @100.00 at Unibet - 3 Units

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