Monaco host Real Sociedad in Group B of the UEFA Europa League, knowing that victory will see them qualify for the knockout stages.

Real Sociedad are hoping to get a first win of the Europa League campaign when they host Monaco on Thursday night.

The hosts played out to an enthralling 2-2 draw against PSV Eindhoven on match day one, leaving them second in Group B.

Meanwhile Monaco were 1-0 winners against Sturm Graz to take charge of the standings.

They are in eighth place in the Ligue 1 standings at the moment and are yet to hit their stride this season.

Sociedad on the other hand began their La Liga season on a high and are in second place, only behind Real Madrid with 16 points.

SportPesa Kenya’s blog has a look at either side as they prepare for the clash. Play here to make your predictions.

What time does Real Sociedad vs Monaco start?

The game kicks off at 7:45pm Kenyan time at the Reale Arena.

Real Sociedad vs Monaco team news

The hosts have a host of injury concerns ahead of the encounter with the likes of David Silva, Alexander Isak, Jon Guridi, Nacho Monreal, Carlos Fernandez, Diego Rico and Asier Illaramendi all ruled out.

For the visitors, Aleksandr Golovin and Youssouf Fofana are unlikely to start after sustaining injuries over the weekend.

Cesc Fabregas remains a doubt as well due to a muscle injury.

Real Sociedad vs Monaco head to head

Real Sociedad have a good record against Monaco and have won the only game played between the two teams, a 2-1 win earlier in the year.

Real Sociedad vs Monaco current form

Both teams have won three of their last five matches, but Sociedad are unbeaten in that run.

Monaco have lost once, a 2-0 league defeat to Monaco.

Real Sociedad vs Monaco prediction

The odds favor a Sociedad win and it could be the most likely outcome, albeit a low scoring affair.

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