Europa League 2021-22: Real Sociedad vs RB Leipzig prediction and betting tips (February 24)
Real Sociedad will be the host for the return leg of their knockout clash against RB Leipzig. The Red Bulls are heading into this game with great momentum. La Real hope to defeat them.
RB Leipzig beat Hertha BSC 6-1 in their last match
RB Leipzig beat Hertha BSC 6-1 in their last match

Real Sociedad duel RB Leipzig in knockout phase of the 2021-22 Europa League season.

The match is scheduled to start at 5:45 p.m. GMT on Thursday, 24 February 2022.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Real Sociedad vs RB Leipzig (February 24) game are available in this article. A preview of the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups are up next.

Real Sociedad vs RB Leipzig latest odds on betting sites

Real Sociedad to win odds are priced at 2.75 (+175 American; 7/4 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 2.70 (+170; 17/10), while RB Leipzig to win odds are priced at 2.60 (+160; 8/5).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Real Sociedad — 36%, draw — 27%, RB Leipzig — 37%.

Latest betting odds on Real Sociedad vs RB Leipzig (24 February 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.84 (-118; 50/59)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
  • Asian handicap (+0.25) on Real Sociedad — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
  • Asian handicap (-0.25) on RB Leipzig — 2.15 (+115; 23/20)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.66 (-150; 2/3)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.15 (+115; 23/20)

Real Sociedad vs RB Leipzig match preview and statistics

Real Sociedad lost 0-4 to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday night. Sociedad now have only one win, two draws and two losses in their last five matches.

Team statistics: 53% possession, 0.47 expected goals (xG), nine total shots, zero big chance, two shots on target, 326 accurate passes, 80% pass accuracy, nine fouls committed, four corners, one yellow card.

Iker Muniain missed a penalty in the 32nd minute, his shot was saved in the bottom left corner. Daniel Vivian scored the opener with a header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner, assisted by Alex Berenguer.

Oihan Sancet doubled the lead in the 73rd minute with a shot from the centre to the bottom right corner, assisted by Iker Muniain. Inaki Williams scored the third goal in the 81st minute from close range, assisted by Alex Berenguer. Iker Muniain scored the fourth in the 89th minute, assisted by Oihan Sancet.

Real Sociedad team news: Adnan Januzaj, Ander Barrenetxea, Carlos Fernandez, Mikel Merino, Diego Rico and Nacho Monreal are ruled out due to injuries.

RB Leipzig beat Hertha BSC 6-1 in their last match. The Red Bulls have three wins, a draw and a loss in their previous five matches.

Benjamin Henrichs opened the scoring in the 20th minute with a left footed shot from the left side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Stevan Jovetic levelled the scores in the 49th minute with a right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner, assisted by Santiago Ascaciba following a fast break.

Marc-Oliver Kempf was shown the red card in the 62nd minute for a foul. Christopher Nkunku made it 2-1 in the 64th minute from the penalty spot with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner. Nkunku made it 3-1 in the 67th minute from close range to the bottom left corner, assisted by Dani Olmo.

Daniel Olmo got his goal in the 74th minute with a left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Amadou Haidara made it 5-1 in the 81st minute with a right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner, assisted by Tyler Adams. Yussuf Poulsen sealed the win in the 88th minute with a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Assisted by Dani Olmo with a through ball following a fast break. Team statistics: 64% possession, 3.44 expected goals (xG), 18 total shots, 10 shots on target, five big chances, 563 accurate passes, 90% pass accuracy, eight fouls committed, two offsides, 10 corners, four yellow cards.

RB Leipzig team news: Angelino is unavailable due to illness, while Marcel Halstenberg is unavailable due to a Meniscus Injury.

Real Sociedad vs RB Leipzig H2H

RB Leipzig and Real Sociedad drew 2-2 in their first leg. Christopher Nkunku and Emil Forsberg scored for the Red Bulls, while Robin Le Normans and Mikel Oyarzabal scored for La Real.

Real Sociedad vs RB Leipzig lineups and key players

Real Sociedad projected starting lineup:

  • Alex Remiro
  • Joseba Zaldua
  • Aritz Elustondo
  • Robin Le Normand
  • Aihen Munoz
  • Portu
  • Martin Zubimendi
  • David Silva
  • Mikel Oyarzabal
  • Alexander Sorloth
  • Carlos Fernandez

Mikel Oyarzabal is the key player to watch out for. He scored in the first leg against RB Leipzig, which was his third goal in the competition. Oyarzabal is a player to count on when you need goals or assists in a match like this.

RB Leipzig projected starting lineup:

  • Peter Gulacsi
  • Nordi Mukiele
  • Willi Orban
  • Josko Gvardiol
  • Lukas Klostermann
  • Konrad Laimer
  • Benjamin Henrichs
  • Dani Olmo
  • Dominik Szoboszlai
  • Andre Silva
  • Yussuf Poulsen
  • Christopher Nkunku

Christopher Nkunku is the player to watch out for. He scored two goals in their last match against Hertha BSC. Nkunku scored in the first leg of their clash, making it eight goals and two assists in Europe this season. He has scored in four consecutive matches.

Real Sociedad vs RB Leipzig predictions and betting tips

Real Sociedad suffered a huge defeat in their last match, while RB Leipzig got a big win in their last game. Both teams shared the spoils in their first meeting. Predictions for this match are Leipzig to win, and over 2.5 goals. In the last meeting, Leipzig came from behind two times to level the scoring. The big win in the last game will be a huge booster for this clash.

Betting prediction: RB Leipzig to win

Odds: 2.60 (+160 American; 8/5 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.84 (-118 American; 50/59 Fractional)

Football UEFA Europa League . Knockout play-offs
Real Sociedad — RB Leipzig
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Over 2.5 goals
1.84
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