Manchester United host PSG in one of the standout matches from the Champions League on Wednesday evening. This game will be shown live on television from 20:00 and a bumper audience is expected as two of football’s big guns aim for three points and top spot in Group H.
The history books show Manchester United and PSG have met in competitive action three times in the past and the head-to-head score remains competitive. The English side boast two wins with the French team holding one. The most recent game ended in a 2-1 win for Man Utd in Paris thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford, the second scored with 87 minutes on the clock.
Man Utd pushing for pole
Manchester United sit in pole position of Group H with their stats for the campaign so far reading three wins against one defeat, scoring a dozen goals but conceding four. The nine points on the board has them three better than PSG and RB Leipzig who are battling it out for a spot in the next stage. At present any two of those three teams could be playing knockout football. The picture will become clearer after this round of matches.
Man Utd suffered their first defeat of the group when going down in Istanbul after beating both PSG and RB Leipzig. That was a shock result but Solskjaer’s men had no problems getting back on track and they made a welcome return to winning ways when getting revenge over Istanbul last time out. They followed that with a stunning 3-2 win over Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday.
PSG won last time
PSG are second in the group with six points on the board and that leaves them level on points with German side RB Leipzig. The visitors have played four, won two and lost two games so far, scoring five goals and conceding four. They are ahead of Leipzig by four goals but that’s a fragile lead as the Germans play bottom club Istanbul in round five.
PSG have won two of their last three games and banked all three points with a hard-fought 1-0 home win over RB Leipzig when last seen in this competition. Neymar scored from the penalty spot with 11 minutes on the clock and that was enough to settle the game. They’d surely welcome something similar in this trip to Old Trafford.
Man Utd vs PSG prediction
Man Utd are the home team and will take encouragement from that win over PSG earlier in the group campaign. They know victory will secure them a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
PSG are good enough to win this but must defend better than they did when losing to Man Utd in Paris. The stats show these teams are well-matched and another competitive encounter is expected in this renewal with much at stake.
Champions League odds
Man Utd are 2.88 to win with PSG 2.384 and the draw 3.48.
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