Manchester United vs Paris Saint-Germain
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Manchester United vs Paris Saint-Germain | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
This is one of the most interesting pairs of the Round of 16. Especially after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer showed up and started doing wonders with his Red Devils. Before his arrival, everybody saw this as a routine job for Tomas Tuchel’s boys, but now, it is quite a different situation. The Saints will not be satisfied with anything less than the finals, which is why winning here is imperative for them.
United missed a great chance to clinch the top spot in the Group H. With Juve’s loss in the last round the Red Devils could even reach the first place, but they too were defeated, against Valencia. PSG had one wild experience in Group C. Their situation wasn’t clear until the last round when they crushed Red Star in Belgrade and secured the No.1 position in this assembly.
What could we possibly tell you about the Red Devils’ form? They are without a loss for 11 straight games, 10 of them victories. Solskjaer revived their whole team and improved the morale of the deflated players, who were underperforming with Mourinho in charge. United is especially convincing at home. During this superb run, they scored at least two goals in each of the past five games at the Old Trafford, recording four triumphs and one draw, which happened against Burnley. Only one match from those five didn’t saw both teams to score and over 2.5 goals.
The Saints are undisputed rulers of the French football. They don’t have a worthy opponent in the domestic championship, and they are eager to see some exciting games. But we need to point out that their form is in a small decline. After losing to Lyon on 3rd of February, they eliminated Villefranche from the Coupe de France after overtimes and defeated Bordeaux minimally this Saturday. This is not PSG we got used to watch, the one who is already up three goals after the first half. Neymar’s absence is no doubt one of the reasons for such a scenario. We all know how much the Brazilian means to this team. The efficiency of the games they play is not that changed without him, however. Seven of nine saw over 2.5 goals.
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Marcos Rojo should be back in the protocol for this match. However, both Antonio Valencia and Matter Darmian are going to skip it. On the other side, besides Neymar, the biggest problem for Tomas Tuchel is Edinson Cavani’s injury, and he openly expressed his worries about the player’s condition. For now, all the prognosis are not in favor of the Saints. If he doesn’t show up Tuesday night at Old Trafford, the situation on the field is going to be very, very problematic for the French champion.
Interestingly these two sides never played a competitive match between themselves. However, there is one friendly game, played in 2015, as a part of the International Champions Cup, and PSG won that contest, 0-2. Ibrahimovic and Matuidi scored one goal apiece in that contest.
Odds and Predictions
The odds are petty much even, and the bookies are not giving the advantage to either of the sides. United’s win is at 2.6, the same as PSG’s. A draw is 3.60. The bookmakers will no doubt react and change figures according to Cavani’s state.
Manchester United vs Paris Saint-Germain | Top Betting Tip: Manchester United (2-1)
With all the above-mentioned, it is our final choice to propose hosts’ win. PSG is slowing down right now, while United is red-hot. Neymar’s absence will damage hurt the productivity of the visitors no doubt about that, and their defense is not that great to keep clean sheets against great United’s offense. Still, they have the potential to net at least once, mainly because of their pacey attackers, who will find a way to De Gea’s goal at least once. Manchester will be focused on attacking, exposing himself in the back. But overall, they are in a much better shape than the guests. Because of that, the final prognosis, Manchester United – PSG 2:1.