PSG v Man United – Parc des Princes at 20:00 GMT

Manchester United will be making a trip to Paris to face Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 showdown. PSG sealed the victory over United in the first leg. They now hold a 2-0 lead against Wednesday’s opponents. Manchester United will have to overcome a 2-goal deficit if they want to proceed to the next round of the competition. However, things could be tough for the Red Devils. With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer facing injury crisis, the result of the second leg might unlikely be any different.

PSG are looking to continue their ruthless drive for the title. After dominating the Ligue 1 standings at the top spot, they will be turning their focus on the biggest prize of them all—a Champions League victory. After a remarkable 2-0 victory at Old Trafford in the first leg, the French giants are taking control of their destiny.

Thomas Tuchel’s men were able to score a massive 35 goals in their previous 10 Champions League fixtures at home. PSG will enter the match as the heavy favourites to come out as winners. However, they haven’t had a clean sheet in each of the previous five.

The Red Devils, on the other hand, have shown a terrific attacking prowess ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the reins at Old Trafford. However, they will enter this match against the Les Parisiens as the underdogs. The Premier League side are currently struggling as evident in their recent back-to-back losses. Apart from this, the Red Devils will be missing a lot of key players.

They will be intent on looking at the bright side though since they will come into this match fresh off the back of a 3-2 victory against Southampton in the Premier League. Furthermore, Manchester United are still undefeated in the Premier League under Solskjaer. They also have an outstanding record on the road, winning 8 consecutive away matches in all competitions.

LATEST NEWS

–          Manchester United will be without Paul Pogba due to suspension.

–          Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic, Anthony Martial, Juan Mata, Phil Jones, and Antonio Valencia are also out due to injuries.

–          PSG will be without key player Neymar due to a metatarsal injury.

–          Edinson Cavani also remains a doubt after suffering from a hip injury.

PROBABLE FORMATION & KEY PLAYERS

PSG: 3-4-3

Gianluigi Buffon, Thilo Kehrer, Presnel Kimpembe, Thiago Silva, Juan Bernat, Dani Alves, Angel Di Maria, Marquinhos, Marco Verratti, Julian Draxler, Kylian Mbappe

Man United: 4-4-2

David De Gea, Ashley Young, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, Diogo Dalot, Scott McTominay, Andreas Pereira, Fred, Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford

KEY PLAYERS

PSG

Kylian Mbappe has been on fire this season and has impressively stepped up in the absence of talismans Neymar and Edinson Cavani. Mbappe managed to score a massive 29 goals along with 12 assists for PSG so far this season. Kylian Mbappe will definitely prove to be the main threat for PSG against United.

Man United

Marcus Rashford hasn’t failed as a striker ever since Solskjaer placed him as one of the main forwards. With United’s key player Paul Pogba out of the game due to suspension, this English striker will be expected to lead Manchester United to victory.

MATCH PREDICTION

PSG v Man United: 2-1

Another victory seems to be on the cards for the hosts. PSG managed a comfortable win against Man United in the first leg of this tie. However, they will be without Neymar and Edinson Cavani. They will also be facing a Solskjaer-led team who has maintained a 100% record on the road. Unfortunately, the Red Devils are currently hindered greatly by a lot of injuries. Apart from this, they will also be without their talisman Paul Pogba due to suspension. One thing’s for sure though. Wednesday’s match between these two will be massive.

MATCH BETTING ODDS

*Prices are correct at the time of writing.

By @EliaasMJ

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