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PSG vs Manchester United - Match Preview

06 Mar 2019 Ed Mackey INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Champions League, Knockout stage
INTERNATIONAL CLUBS: UEFA Champions League, Knockout stage

Paris St Germain

  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W

vs

Kick-off
20:00 GMT
06 March 2019

Manchester United

  • L
  • W
  • D
  • W
  • W

Kick-off
20:00 GMT 06 March 2019

The UEFA Champions League never fails to excite and following the departure of two giants on Tuesday evening, there are two more fixtures on Wednesday. One of them sees Manchester United make the trip to the French capital to face PSG.

STATS

  • PSG are once again romping their way to the Ligue 1 title which means their full focus can be placed on winning the Champions League. They are over halfway to the quarter final after their comfortable 2-0 win at Old Trafford two weeks ago. It’s the trophy that has eluded them so far and they have a real chance at winning it this term.
  • Man United, on the other hand, are still trying to get over a really poor period under Jose Mourinho but their good fortunes in the Premier League haven't carried into Europe. They are up against it as they travel to France following the disappointing first-leg loss. It might be better for the Red Devils to turn their attention to getting a top four place.
  • Kylian Mbappe and Neymar have both been in great Champions League form this season and are both still in the mix for the Golden Boot with four and five goals respectively.
  • Romelu Lukaku has failed to shine for United since the start of the campaign but he’ll have to step up if his side are to make it through to the next round.

HEAD TO HEAD

The first-leg meeting was the first between these two sides in the Champions League and it obviously ended 2-0 to PSG who were the visitors. They faced in the summer of 2015 in a friendly match and the scoreline was exactly the same which doesn’t bode well for the English giants.

PSG NEWS

It would take a huge meltdown for PSG to be knocked out at this stage as one goal would add to the two vital away goals they scored a couple of weeks ago. Although, they are without Neymar and potentially Edinson Cavani who both missed the first leg.

Latest matches: Paris St Germain

02.03.2019 Ligu SM Caen Paris St Germain 1:2 W
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23.02.2019 Ligu Paris St Germain Olympique Nimes 3:0 W
20.02.2019 Ligu Paris St Germain Montpellier HSC 5:1 W
17.02.2019 Ligu AS Saint Etienne Paris St Germain 0:1 W

MANCHESTER UNITED NEWS

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s already tough task is made 10x harder as a result of the injuries to his squad. Paul Pogba is suspended because of his red card while Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard, Alexis Sanchez, Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata, Phil Jones and Antonio Valencia will all miss out.

Latest matches: Manchester United

02.03.2019 Prem Manchester United Southampton FC 3:2 W
27.02.2019 Prem Crystal Palace Manchester United 1:3 W
24.02.2019 Prem Manchester United Liverpool FC 0:0 D
18.02.2019 FA C Chelsea FC Manchester United 0:2 W
12.02.2019 UEFA Manchester United Paris St Germain 0:2 L

SUMMARY

As mentioned, it will be very hard for PSG not to qualify for the quarter final and considering the injury crisis at United, they are expected to add to the healthy advantage. The visitors’ firepower is significantly weakened so backing the home side to win to nil looks very good value.

About the author - Ed Mackey

Experienced sports writer and huge Leicester City fan.

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