RB Leipzig and Real Sociedad face off on Thursday in the second leg of their Group of 16 Europa League showdown at Reale Arena.
When these two teams faced off last week the two teams played to a 2-2 draw. Real Sociedad had two leads in that game but RB Leipzig was able to answer each time, and secure the draw. Real Sociedad had only two shots on goal, but each of those were able to go in the back of the net. If this game ended in a 1-1 draw it would be Real Sociedad that would be advancing after scoring two goals on the road.
RB Leipzig can’t be very happy with the position they are in needing some work to advance to the quarterfinals. On Sunday, they faced off with Hertha and the offense scored six goals on the way to the blowout victory. At halftime they were up 1-0 but they scored five more goals after the 64th minute to win in blowout fashion. RB Leipzig has scored 49 goals total while their defense has given up 28 goals. The top player this season has been Christopher Nkunku and he has scored 13 goals and added seven assists.
On the other side of this matchup is Real Sociedad who got beaten around pretty good over the weekend against the Athletic Club. The offense couldn’t find the back of the net, while the defense gave up four goals, and that led to the defeat. Real Sociedad has scored 24 goals while giving up 25 goals in La Liga. The top player for Real Sociedad has been Mikel Oyarzabal who has scored eight goals and added two assists.
RB Leipzig is the better team, and Real Sociedad really is lucky to be sitting 2-2 right now. RB Leipzig is going to attack the weak defense of Real Sociedad, but Real Sociedad won’t be scoring any goals in this game. Back RB Leipzig to win this game on the money line.