Manchester Utd vs PSG - UEFA Champions League - Betting Tips 07-03-2019
March 06, 2019
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his men can overturn a two-goal deficit against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 on Thursday morning. If United win, it would match their comeback win in the 1999 Champions League final, when Solskjaer scored the winner.
United Face Uphill Battle Against PSG
United have been in superb form since Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho in December, but they face a mammoth task against PSG. The French side won the first leg 2-0 at Old Trafford thanks to second-half goals to Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe. PSG have already seen off one English side on their home turf this season: a 2-1 win over Liverpool in the Champions League group stage.
As if United’s task wasn’t big enough, they could be missing up to 10 key players. Paul Pogba was banned after being sent off in the first leg. Anthony Martial sat out United’s 3-2 win over Southampton on the weekend in the hope he would be right for PSG, but it appears he’ll remain sidelined. Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, and Anders Herrera are all in doubt with hamstrings, while Nemanja Matic is also struggling with injury. Alexis Sanchez, Matteo Darmian, Phil Jones, and Antonio Valencia are also injured.
Chelsea are in a tight battle with Arsenal and Manchester United for the fourth and final Champions League spot. A loss to Spurs could spell the end of their Europe dreams.
PSG v Manchester United Betting Tips
PSG are almost unbackable favourites to qualify for the next round, but there are still some good bets on offer regarding the second leg. For example, PointsBet is paying 1.72 for both teams to score. PSG held United goalless in the first leg, but it’s reasonable to assume they won’t keep United scoreless for another 90 minutes given the Red Devils have scored in 15 of their last 16 Premier League matches.
Given they already hold a two-goal lead, there’s every possibility PSG won’t risk too much on getting a result. It’s unlikely United will win, but Neds is paying 4.40 for the draw.