Manchester United’s unconvincing start to the season continued at the weekend as they conceded a late leveller against Southampton so they’ll be grateful that their latest Champions League assignment is up against a Real Sociedad outfit enduring a more torrid time of things at the moment.
The Spanish outfit picked up three points at Valencia Saturday but prior to that result they were winless in eight in all competitions and they’re currently propping up the rest in Group A having lost both matches.
On home soil, David Moyes’s troops should be able to get the job done but they’re way too unreliable at present to warrant a wager at such a short price so punters would probably be better advised to keep stakes small and seek bigger prices.
Ladbrokes’s 14/5 for the hosts to sneak it by a one-goal margin isn’t unattractive in the circumstances and it looks likely that both teams will score (10/11, William Hill), a case can be made for a 2-1 United success at 17/2 via BetVictor.
Man Utd to beat Real Sociedad 2-1 – 17/2 (BetVictor)