Real Sociedad face AS Monaco in their Round 2 game of the 2021-22 Europa League season.
The match is scheduled to start at 4:45 p.m. GMT on Thursday, 30 September 2021. The match venue is Reale Seguros Stadium, San Sebastian, Spain.
Let’s check out the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineups. After that, there are betting tips and match predictions for the Real Sociedad vs Monaco (September 30) match.
Real Sociedad vs Monaco (September 30) latest betting odds
Real Sociedad to win odds are valued at 2.30 (+130 American; 13/10 Fractional). The odds for a draw are valued at 3.60 (+260; 13/5), while Monaco to win are valued at 3.20 (+220; 11/5).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Real Sociedad — 42%, draw — 27%, Monaco — 31%.
Latest betting odds on Real Sociedad vs Monaco (30 September 2021):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.02 (+102; 51/50)
- Asian handicap (-0.25) on Real Sociedad — 2.00 (+100; evens)
- Asian handicap (+0.25) on Monaco — 1.94 (-106; 50/53)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.71 (-140; 5/7)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.06 (+106; 53/50)
Real Sociedad vs Monaco (September 30) match preview and statistics
Real Sociedad are behind Monaco in Group B table with 1 point. They drew 2-2 with PSV Eindhoven in the Round 1 game. Adnan Januzaj and Alexander Isak scored La Real’s goals in the match.
La Real are unbeaten in seven matches across all competitions. Five wins, one draw and a loss in the league, and a draw in their Europa League Round 1 game. Since the Round 1 game, Sociedad have drawn one match and won two back-to-back games.
Even with the series of injuries, Real Sociedad are second in the league table with 16 points and a +4 goal difference. They’ve kept five clean sheets in seven league games, scored 10 goals and conceded six goals.
They beat Elche 1-0 at home in their last match. Mikel Oyarzabal's goal in the 81st minute of the second half gave La Real the three points. Oyarzabal hit the ball with his right foot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal, Igor Zubedia provided the assist.
Imanol Alguacil’s team was not clinical enough, having 2.11 xG and scoring just one goal. Top stats from the game, 64% possession, 86% pass accuracy, 18 total goals, 12 chances and a 2.11 xG. They seek a win in their next fixture.
Real Sociedad team news: Alexander Isak, Alexander Sorloth, Ander Barrenetxea, Asier Illarramendi, David Silva, Diego Rico, Nacho Monreal, Jon Pacheco and Jon Guridi are sidelined due to injuries. Carlos Fernandez has a cruciate ligament injury and he’s unavailable till February next year.
AS Monaco top the Group G table after the win in their Round 1 game. They beat Sturm Graz from Austrian Bundesliga one goal to nil to secure the three points.
Monaco are unbeaten in three league games, with three wins and have won 3-1 in two consecutive games. They beat Clermont Foot 3-1 in their last match.
Clermont Foot took an early lead in the seventh minute from Mohamed Bayo’s goal. Vital N’Simba crossed the ball from the left wing and Bayo buried it. Wissam Ben Yedder equalized in the 25th minute from a pass by Caio Henrique. Ben Yedder dribbled past the goalkeeper before slotting it into the net.
Kevin Volland made it 2-1 three minutes after the start of the second half. Sofiane Diop passed the ball to Caio Henrique who was positioned down the left wing. Henrique crossed it into the box and Volland shot it into the net. Sofiane Diop scored the third in the 90+1 minute in style. Myron Boadu passed down to Diop who used the back of his feet to score the goal.
They had 46% possession, six shots, eight chances, three big chances and an xG of 1.49. Monaco are eight in the Ligue 1 with 11 points. A win is what the French side seek in this fixture.
AS Monaco team news: Cesc Fabregas and Krepin Diatta are sidelined for the game.
Real Sociedad vs Monaco H2H
Real Sociedad and Monaco have not faced each other in an official match before. The only game they’ve played is a club friendly, and the Spanish side won 2-1.
Real Sociedad vs Monaco (September 30) key players and lineups
Real Sociedad projected starting lineup:
- Alex Remiro
- Joseba Zaldua
- Aritz Elustondo
- Robin Le Normand
- Aihen Munoz
- Mikel Merino
- Ander Guevara
- Martin Zubimendi
- Adnan Januzaj
- Mikel Oyarzabal
- Julen Lobete
The key player to watch out for is Mikel Oyarzabal. The winger will lead the attack in this game as some key players are unavailable in this game. He scored the winning goal in the last match. In the league, he has five goals and one assist. Oyarzabal is expected to be involved in the team’s attack in this match.
Monaco projected starting lineup:
- Alexander Nubel
- Ismail Jakobs
- Strahinja Pavlovic
- Guillermo Maripan
- Ruben Aguilar
- Aurelien Tchouameni
- Eliot Matazo
- Sofiane Diop
- Gelson Martins
- Kevin Volland
- Wissam Ben Yedder
Wissam Ben Yedder is the key player to watch out for. The striker has five goal contributions, four goals and one assist in eight league matches. He has scored at least one goal in three consecutive games. Ben Yedder looks forward to netting goals in this tie.
Real Sociedad vs Monaco (September 30) betting tips and prediction
Real Sociedad and Monaco are in good form heading into the Round 2 game. Both sides are confident they can get the win. They won their last two games and haven’t lost in four matches.
La Real are plagued with injuries but they have been getting good results regardless. Sociedad will definitely dominate the game in terms of possession and if they are clinical, they will get the win.
Betting prediction: Real Sociedad to win or draw
Odds: 1.40 (-250 American; 2/5 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Both teams to score
Odds: 1.71 (-140 American; 5/7 Fractional)