After the defeat in the first knockout round of the Champions League, Manchester United faces a Herculean task in Paris. Will the British make a comeback against PSG? Here is our tip!
PSG vs Manchester United Today’s Betting Prediction
That’s going to be a tough one: 0-0 draw Manchester United lost to the Champions League knockout rounds against Paris St. Germain, leaving the team in the second leg with their backs to the wall. PSG, however, can hope for the quarter-finals – but should be warned: ever felt the team too safe, not so long ago.
Paris St. Germain
⚽ The last three results: 2: 1 vs. SM Caen, 3-0 vs. Dijon FCO, 3: 0 vs. Olympique Nimes
Under the leadership of Thomas Tuchel, PSG’s development into the international heavyweight segment continues: Since the team from the Arab Emirates has been sponsored, excellent coaching and outstanding individual quality have never been more closely matched than under the German coach’s debut season.
Accordingly, the Paris balance is outstanding: In Ligue 1, the team occupies first place with a fabulous 17 points advantage, after 26 matchdays the team is in 23 wins and only one defeat. It caught up with PSG about a month ago, against Olympique Lyon – but the bankruptcy seems to have done no harm to the team’s self-confidence. Since the defeat in Lyon, the Paris have won eight games in a row.
The undoubtedly most impressive success of this series succeeded in Manchester. With a decimated squad arrived, without the superstars Neymar and Cavani, PSG was against United as a slight outsider – punished his critics, however, lie: Thanks to a tactically outstanding concept, the team lame United’s offensive on, moreover, it hid the absence of its two pillars. The bottom line was enough for a deserved 2-0 win, which makes the Parisians look like a safe quarter-finalist. But care: Not a few may be remembered before the return match to the first knockout round two years ago, when PSG pulled out of Barcelona FC Barcelona in the first leg – 4: 0 – just to collect a rubdown for the history books in the second leg – 1: 6.
This scenario should be avoided – although there is a decisive difference anyway: The CL Debacle 2017 took place in Barcelona. Now, however, the team is receiving ManUnited at home’s Parc des Princes – where PSG has won 18 of 20 games this season.
Possible lineup Paris St. Germain
Tuchel must also find solutions in the second leg to replace the still injured top stars Neymar and Cavani. Again, Kylian Mbappé should therefore muster in the storm center, and also should Marquinhos again act as a chain dog for Paul Pogba. The following formation seems possible under the line:
⤷ Buffon – Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Juan Bernat – Verratti, Marquinhos – Dani Alves, Draxler, Maria – Mbappé
⚽ The last three results: 3: 2 vs. FC Southampton, 3: 1 Vs. Crystal Palace, 0: 0 vs. Liverpool FC
At least recent results are likely to fuel doubt. After the 2-0 home defeat by Paris two weeks ago, the only defeat so far under Solskjaer, the team also managed against Liverpool not to beat a top team (0: 0). The zero number against the Reds did not really help any team, with United still having bigger playful deficits than their opponents.
Then followed two mandatory appearances against Crystal Palace and Southampton FC, which brought the Red Devils, although successful, but not necessarily convincing: Against Palace had scored the team three goals, but apart from that did not offer too much, which is why the show late in the final phase after Ashley Young’s goal to 3: 1 was read. United won against the Saints only in the 88th minute of the winner – in the meantime, the team was even back against the relegation candidate.
Morally, Lukaku’s late winner may have unleashed new energy, but the bottom line was that United’s recent appearance did not really make his own chest swell. Undoubtedly: In order to still solve the quarter-ticket in Paris, it requires a noticeable increase in performance.
Possible lineup Manchester United
Solskjaer is basically willing to spin, but apparently he was compelled against Southampton, to attract with more or less full chapel. Thus, he did not perceive the opportunity to spare, which is why most of the players are likely to be back on the field after three days of recovery – as follows:
⤷ de Gea – A. Young, Smalling, Lindelöf, Shaw – Pereira, Pogba, Fred – Diogo Dalot, Rashford – Lukaku
Paris St Germain vs Manchester United Our Betting Prediction
At least on the betting market, the hosts are the clear favorite on Wednesday night: With victory odds around 1.50, the bookmakers see PSG as the likely winner, while they prove United with outsider odds around the 6.30. Is the gap really that big between these teams?
Not necessarily. Manchester United have found their way back to their old strength under coach Solskjaer and have consistently shown good to very good levels on the island. Only the first knockout game was burning in Solskjaers otherwise pure vest as coach – but this one flaw weighs heavily: When 0: 2 three weeks ago, Paris was not even in full line-up – and yet the guests were the much better team.
Thus, one should not expect a victory in passing, as suggested by the odds, but in fact, the home-strong Parisians can be described as a valid favorite who will lurk with the advantage in the back on counter-opportunities. United, on the other hand, is likely to bite his teeth on the Paris defense – under Coach Tuchel – so PSG will ultimately be victorious at home.
Betting Prediction: Victory for Paris St. Germain