Manchester United vs PSG
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).
The 2018/19 Champions League knockout round start with a mouthwatering contest in which Manchester United play hosts to Paris Saint-Germain. Both teams are in good run of form and fans and neutrals can expect a classic at Old Trafford this Tuesday.
Now the dark days of Mourinho are gone, Manchester United are on fire and come into this contest on the back of a 11-match unbeaten run. There has been a huge improvement to all areas of play and the team look like a heavy weight after bagging 10 wins in the period scoring a mammoth 28 goals.
PSG on the other hand, enjoy a consistent season under Thomas Tuchel and it has been often the case that there are hardly any team to challenge them in France. They sit at the top of Ligue 1 with a 13-point lead over their nearest opponent and are poised to win the league title once again.
Tuchel’s men are a free scoring team and bagged an average 3.1 goals per game in their Ligue 1 and 2.8 per game in the Champions League. Yet, I believe Champions League is the real test to PSG and they are often unchallenged in domestic competitions in France.
Manchester United vs PSG: Head-to-head
This will be the first ever competitive meeting between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.
However, the teams did met in the pre-season friendly tournament in 2015, PSG won 2-0 on that occasion.
United are unbeaten in their last 8 matches against French clubs, won 6 in total including all 4 at home and drew the other 2.
PSG have an underwhelming record in English soil after managing 1 win from their 10 trips to the country, drew 4 and lost 5.
Manchester United vs PSG Prediction
This Manchester United side are on a roll under Solskjaer and their key players are in good touch. So, this is a totally different to the one that we saw struggling to get through the group phase of the competition.
PSG are racing away in French league, but I doubt they do have the kind of competition for the title in their home country. Thus, an opponent like United will be a real test to their metal. Furthermore, the absence of Neymar and Verratti through respective through injuries will dent their chances in country where they had little success in the past.
My fair and neutral assessment is to go with Manchester United to bag a narrow win in this contest. Solskjaer’s men are scoring goals for fun at this moment and they will prove a handful for Thomas Tuchel’s men.
Manchester United vs PSG Betting Tips
FT – Man United to win @ 2.40 (7/5)
Both teams to Score & Over 2.5 goals @ 1.90 (9/10)