Manchester United face Real Sociedad on Thursday evening in the Europa League with both sideshaving to travel to Turin for the first leg of this last-32 tie.
La Real enjoyed a 1-0 win at Getafe at the weekend in the Primera Division and the side from San Sebastian are priced at 23/10 (3.30) with bet365 toclaim a first leg success.
United, for their part, have drawn four of their last five competitive matches (in 90 minutes) and another stalemate is offered at 13/5 (3.60), while an away win can be backed at 21/20 (2.05).
Ole Gunnar Solskjaerheads to Italy without Phil Jones, Paul Pogba, Donnyvan de Beekand Edinson Cavani, whilst Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay will be assessed.
The Basques boast a squad practically free of injuries, withMiguel Moya and Luca Sangalli the only players likely to miss out.
Having suffered a dip in form at the over the Christmas and New Year period, La Real have bounced back in recent weeks and are nowunbeaten in their last seven matches (in 90 minutes).
Only Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have scored more La Liga goals than theBasque outfit this term, with Real Sociedad scoring in 21 of their last 25 games in all competitions.
The Spaniards also have the fourth best defensive record in their domestic division, and they will surely make lifetough for a United side who are going through an unconvincing patch of form that has seen them win only one of their last six games in normal time.
Given the visitors’ shaky results in recent weeks, opposing them to win against one of La Liga’s best teams could be of interest and bet365’s price of 8/11 (1.73) for Real Sociedad to win or draw looks like it could provide plenty of value.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
Source : goal.com