Paris SG – Manchester Utd SOCCER PICKS
PSG and Manchester United meet in Parc des Princes, in a return match of this phase of the UEFA Champions League (8th Finals), after in the first leg PSG won by (0-2). The record of direct matches of the last 3 years is favorable to the home team, which in the last 2 matches won 2. Manchester United presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the factor House may be determinant.
After the away win by (0-2), the home team comes to this second leg with a 2-goal advantage. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss in away matches; against 13 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a win away with Caen by (1-2). In the last 10 home matches PSG has won 9 and lost 1. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 6 of the last 7 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, since who scored at least one goal in each of the last 7 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 26 of the last 30 there were Over 1,5 goals and in 24 of the last 30 there were Over 2,5 goals. The team usually has no problem opening the scoring: it scored the first goal in 14 of the last 15 games, of these 14 came to the break in advantage in 7 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 11. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period in highlight: he suffered 4 of his 11 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Paris Saint-Germain comes into this game with a 1-2 victory in the field trip to Caen, adding the seventh successive win in several competitions. We remember that the French beat Manchester United in the first leg of the last 16 of the Champions League. One of the strengths of Paris Saint-Germain is in the most offensive sector, as it has huge competition in fast transitions and completion. In the tactical drawing of coach Thomas Tuchel we highlight the magic of Ángel Di María: this player owns great technical quality. On the other hand, the prodigy Kylian Mbappé is the great highlight of this team, with 29 goals scored. For this game the coach does not have Neymar and Cavani, both injured.
After the defeat at home, the visiting team comes to this second leg with a dismay of 2 goals and with the difficult task of recovering this negative result as a visitor. This is a team that, oddly enough, was better outside than at home, as in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the Premier League, they beat Southampton at home (3-2). In the last 10 away matches Manchester United has 8 wins and 2 losses. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 17 of their 41 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
Manchester United comes to this game motivated, having won a 3-2 victory at the Southampton reception. It is important to stress that the English need to reverse a disadvantage of two goals difference, due to the 0-2 defeat in the first leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League. The Manchester United presents huge competition in the offensive sector, however, the defensive line has hurt him many times, with weaknesses in the defensive organization and the balls stopped. It is inevitable to highlight the Belgian Lukaku: this player is one of the best markers of Manchester United, with 13 goals scored. For this game the coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can not count on the star Pogba, suspended, in addition to Matic, Valencia and Jones, these with physical problems.