Real Sociedad vs Manchester United: Predictions, tips & betting odds

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The hosts are Spain's most physical side and plenty of cards are likely to be brandished when United visit the Basque Country

Top spot in the Europa League's Group E is up for grabs on Thursday evening when Real Sociedad welcome Manchester United to the Reale Arena.

Having beaten the Premier League side 1-0 at Old Trafford earlier in the tournament, the Spanish side know a win, or a draw would see them top the group.

Erik ten Hag's men meanwhile must claim three points in the city of San Sebastian to go through as group winners.

Real Sociedad vs Manchester United latest odds

Despite their victory against the Reds earlier in the competition, the hosts are ranked as outsiders with bet365 offering them at 11/5 (3.20) to claim their sixth win out of six in the group.

United for their part can be backed at 5/4 (2.25) while the draw is priced at 12/5 (3.40).

Real Sociedad vs Manchester United first goal scorer odds

Cristiano Ronaldo is the shortest priced player to score first at 4/1 (5.00) and the Portuguese forward has scored twice in the tournament this season.

Marcus Rashford was the matchwinner on Sunday against West Ham and the England striker is available at 8/1 (9.00) to net first once more.

For the hosts, former RB Leipzig forward Alexander Sorloth is the favourite to break the deadlock at 13/2 (7.50).

Real Sociedad vs Manchester United preview

The side from the Basque Country have been in exceptional form this season winning all five of their Europa League games and currently sitting fifth in La Liga, all while missing their best attacking players through injury.

David Silva is likely to be missing from the side, yet the hosts will still fancy their chances, and they will be happy to get physical against their Premier League opponents.

La Real average the highest number of fouls per match in La Liga, while United have the fourth most average fouls in the Premier League, meaning this could be a robust contest.

Real Sociedad vs Manchester United tips and predictions

Over 4.5 yellow cards in the game is priced at 9/10 (1.90) and looks like an excellent option, one which paid out when the sides met at Old Trafford on matchday one.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.