Manchester United vs PSG predictions, betting tips and match preview for the 2019 Champions League last 16 first leg tie at Old Trafford. Can Man United get a vital first leg lead against the French Champions?
A lot has happened at Man United since they qualified from their group and with Ole Gunnar Solskjær now in charge and the team flying, a new lease of life has been put into the side. PSG are cruising towards another Ligue 1 title but they did lose at Anfield to Liverpool in the group stages and look vulnerable against real top class opposition. See our Man United vs PSG predictions below.
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If this was still Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United team, he would look to keep things tight in this first leg and try to prevent PSG from getting an away goal. However, under Solskjaer, United have been playing much more exciting and aggressive football with the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial providing blistering pace up front. Paul Pogba looks like the player that guided France to World Cup glory in the summer and if he can keep up that form in the Champions League, who knows how far Man United could go.
Goals look a certainty here given how Manchester United are playing under their temporary manager and PSG only know how to play one way. In their six group stage matches, both teams scored in all of them and only the away draw at Napoli ended with fewer than three goals. Over 2.5 goals looks nailed on here and that is the banker from our Manchester United vs PSG predictions.
The PSG front three are as good as anyone in world football and the challenge when picking anytime goalscorer tips with sides like this is always which player to side with. Neymar will miss this match through injury and Cavani is a huge doubt, so it will be down to Mbappe to get the goals for the Parisians. it will be interesting to see who comes into Thomas Tuchel’s side with former Stoke man Choupo–Moting in-line for a start. For our second Manchester United vs PSG prediction we’re going for Mbappe to get on the scoresheet at Old Trafford. He’s 11/10 to score at Old Trafford and without Cavani and Neymar in the team, this looks like a fantastic bet.
Manchester United are now favourites to win this match given the form of the team, coupled with the absence of two of PSG’s most dangerous players. Solskjaer will want to ensure they go to Paris for the second leg with a fighting chance and the best way to do that might be to fight fire with fire, just like Liverpool did in the 3-2 victory over PSG at Anfield on matchday 1.
PSG have very little interest in defending which will play right into the hands of a Manchester United who look intent on attacking teams under their new boss. It might not be enough to get a first leg lead because PSG will always score goals, but we’re having a bet on a 2-2 draw to complete our Manchester United vs PSG betting tips for this Champions League last 16 clash.
Paul Pogba will be vital to their chances against the Parisian side and he will look to dictate the pace of play, looking for Rashford and Martial to get in behind the vulnerable PSG back-line. Pogba has been the focal point of the Solskjaer sides since he took over and he’ll be hoping that Marcus Rashford has recovered from the dead leg that seen him miss the win against Fulham this weekend.
United’s defence still a worry as is PSG’s, that’s why goals are the focal point of our predictions but David De Gea will stand between them and getting the away goals they will be looking for. It is still debatable whether this insanely talented PSG side have the steel to win the Champions League, matches against experienced European giants such as Man Utd will give us more clues.
Man United to win – 11/8 with bet365.
Draw – 5/2 with bet365.
PSG to win – 21/10 with bet365.
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