Real Sociedad-Manchester United Betting Preview: Why punters should back the hosts to score at least twice

The San Sebastian club have been in fine scoring form of late and Phil Kitromilides believes they are capable of troubling the Premier League champions on their own turf
A trip to the charming Basque city of San Sebastian awaits for Manchester United where they will face a Real Sociedad needing a win keep alive their hopes of progressing in this season's Champions League.

Three defeats from three for La Real see them bottom of the group table, yet three points tonight would maintain their interest in the group and Paddy Power price them at 2/1 (3.00) for the win that would keep them in the running.

United meanwhile, who defeated the Basques at Old Trafford in matchweek three, are offered at 7/5 (2.40) with the draw available at 23/10 (3.30).

Despite their disappointing European campaign to date La Real have improved greatly in recent weeks domestically with three wins and a draw from their last four matches and that should give them some confidence ahead of this game.

They have been finding the back of the net with ease and in Antoine Griezmann they boast one of the most in form players in the Primera Division.

The young Frenchman has scored six goals in his last five appearances, with the side as a whole netting 10 goals in their last three matches.

Backing La Real to score some goals against a United side which has kept just three clean sheets in their last 11 matches looks tempting, and the hosts are offered at 17/10 (2.70) to score over 1.5 goals.

This bet has paid out in each of the Basques' last four league games, and should offers punters a decent option for a small investment and the promise of plentiful returns if Real Sociedad can continue their good goalscoring form.

Real Sociedad to score over 1.5 goals at 17/10 (2.70) 0.5pt stake with Paddy Power

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV presenter in Madrid