KO: Thu, 03.12 @ 01:30 AM IST
Thursday 03.12, on the 5th Champions League Group Stage round, Manchester United will face P.S.G on Old Trafford stadium in Manchester.
Manchester United has 9 points in 4 matches (goal difference 12-4), and PSG and RB Leipzig have 6 points each. Only the goal average keeps PSG above the Germans. The last ranked is Istanbul Basaksehir, who has only one victory in the group, obtained against Manchester United (2-1)
Manchester United do not have Jones and Shaw at their disposal, but many other footballers have medical problems and are declared “uncertain”: Bailly, Lingard, Martial, McTominay, Pogba and De Gea are unsure of the game, so Solskjaer must be prepared for their absences.
PSG comes to the match without injured players Bernat, Draxler, Kehrer and Marquinhos. Otherwise, the French attack looks very good, at least on paper. In the group H ranking, the fight is extremely balanced, so that each team has chances to qualify.
Overall, PSG’s defense is not at a great level and has conceded goals easily lately, with Leipzig (1-2), Monaco (2-3) and Bordeaux (2-2), so the show is not excluded Wednesday evening. Even if it is quite inconsistent, Manchester United has some brilliant players in front, and Bruno Fernandes is the creative element that can make a difference at any time. With Rashford and Cavani on the offensive, the English certainly start with good chances, but PSG has the habit of managing the decisive matches very well.
The two teams have an interesting recent history. Manchester United eliminated PSG dramatically from the last edition of the UEFA Champions League, after a historic 3-1 away! In the first round, PSG had won on Old Trafford with 2-0 and seemed to qualify for the next round.
Having this said and considering the fact that 5 out of last 6 PSG matches ended with at least 3 goals scored, we are expecting at least 2 goals to be scored in this match.
Prediction: Total goals scored: Over 1.5 goals in the match