Omonoia and Real Sociedad face off on Thursday in a Group E Europa League soccer showdown at Tsirion Athlítiko Kentro.
When these two teams faced off on September 15th it was Real Sociedad that secured the 2-1 victory. Real Sociedad had 71 percent of the possession and four shots on target. Omonoia had 29 percent of the possession and one shot on target. It was a goal by Alexander Soloth in the 80th minute that was the difference as they secured the victory.
Real Sociedad comes into this game sitting in 1st place in the group having picked up 12 points. On October 13th it was Real Sociedad that were able to beat Sheriff 3-0. Soloth scored in the 46th minute to take the 1-0 lead. On Saturday, Real Sociedad were defeated 1-0 by Valladolid. Mikel Oyarzabal, Umar Sadiq, Martin Merquelanz, Alex Sola, Mohamed-Ali Cho, and Aihen Munoz are all hurt, and they are going to struggle to defend in this game. Alexander Sorloth missed the last game, and it’s unclear if he’s going to be able to go in this game.
On the other side of this matchup is Omonoia who sits in 4th place in the group having picked up zero points. On October 13th against Manchester United, they were competitive but ended up being defeated 1-0. On Saturday, they faced off against Pafos, and they were defeated 3-0. The defense is going to need to be better here. Starting goalkeeper Fabinho is out for the next couple of months, and they are going to really miss him. Adam Lang is expected to get the start in this game.
Omonoia hasn’t picked up a point in the Europa League yet, and they aren’t going to start finding success here. With a backup goalkeeper, they are also going to struggle to defend, and this is going to be a comfortable victory for Real Sociedad. Look for Real Sociedad to score at least two goals. Back Real Sociedad 1-.5.