2nd December 2020 – 21:00, Old Trafford, Manchester
The derby match of the Champions League group stage 5th round is going to be played on Wednesday evening between Manchester United and PSG. Both teams search for a place in the knockout stage and will fight for a victory in this clash.
Match Preview & Team News
Manchester United fans cannot be satisfied with their team’s Premier League campaign, as they are currently 8th in the table. However, thanks to often hiccups of their rivals, the Red Devils are only five points behind Tottenham Hotspur, having played one game less. In the mid-week, Bruno Fernandes and the lads are a completely different team, and in a very tough group, they top the table. After a poor start to the Premier League season, nobody expected that Man Utd could win in Paris – again. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side is three points ahead of their upcoming rivals and RB Leipzig, whom they trashed 5:0 at Old Trafford. If United haven’t lost away to Basaksehir – thanks to terrible defensive positioning – they wouldn’t worry about the place in the eight-finals. However, Manchester United needs a point from this one at the home ground to secure a place in the top two. Despite not so confident displays, the hosts tied four victories in a row, and the latest one came against Southampton last weekend. The Red Devils were 2:0 down at half time but managed to score a winner in the stoppage time. That one might boost their confidence ahead to this crucial game.
On the other hand, PSG has been in a variable form lately, as the visitors booked only two wins in the past five games. They lost to RB Leipzig 2:1 in Germany and suffered a surprising 3:2 defeat in Monaco, although they were 2:0 ahead. Last weekend, Thomas Tuhel’s side earned just a point against Bordeaux at Parc des Princes. Only six points in the current Champions League campaign cannot satisfy the last season’s finalists, and this is a must-win game for the visitors. Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are back in the squad, and the French champions will heavily rely on them in this clash. Nevertheless, other players can pose a real threat to the hosts, although Marquinhos, Julian Draxler, and Juan Bernat won’t be able to help their teammates.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
It is going to be an exciting clash and a very unpredictable one. Looking into each team’s strengths, PSG has more individual quality, but they don’t perform constantly this year. Man Utd can put masterclass display and yet lose to the bottom-half Premier League teams at Old Trafford. Nevertheless, we believe the hosts won’t suffer a defeat in this one.
Goals Market Prediction
Both teams have trouble keeping their nets intact lately. Their last two matches were pretty efficient ones, and we think both teams will score at least once in the game.
Manchester United vs PSG
Manchester United AH 0 @ 2.10
BTTS Yes @ 1.55
Correct score 1:1 @ 7.00