The Toffees do still have a shot at a top-seven finish this season after having put up some good results recently. They did, however, crash to a poor loss at Fulham last weekend. Manchester United have some work to do in the race for a top-four finish and they are struggling for a bit of a form. Read our Everton v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Man Utd 23/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 16th, 2019 at 11:57 p.m.)
The Toffees suffered a 2-0 loss out at Fulham last weekend, a disappointing result for them as they had been on a three-match winning streak prior to that. They have still won their last two at home though taking down Arsenal and Chelsea. Before that, they had held out for a draw against rivals Liverpool at Goodison Park. So they have upped their game there and it leaves them at W8 D4 L5 this season on home soil in the top flight. Everton have not conceded in any of their last three league home games.
Everton have averaged 1.4 goals per home game this season but now have taken a clean sheet in 41% of their home games. Home and away combined they have five clean sheets in their last seven league outings. Less than half of the league games this season at Goodison Park have gone over 2.5 goals. Everton’s last four home wins have been with a clean sheet as well. Everton have been level at the halftime break in 10 of their 17 home games in the EPL. They have opened the scoring in 10 of their home fixtures this season.
Man Utd were 2-1 winner at home over Everton last weekend
The Red Devils are on a three-match winning streak over the Toffees
Everton are winless in eight against United in all competitions
United are undefeated in their last three league trips to Goodison
The Red Devils have not managed to pick up a clean sheet in any of their last nine games in all competitions. After bowing out of the Champions League against Barcelona in midweek, it’s all hands to the pump in trying to get a top-four league finish. Manchester United have lost two of their last four league fixtures and both defeats in a sequence were away from home. So that is a two-match losing streak that the Red Devils are on away from Old Trafford at the moment, the defeats coming at Arsenal and then Wolves. The overall away form of Manchester United this season in the Premier League is W9 D2 L6.
Manchester United have scored 31 goals on their travels which is an average of 1.8 per game. 71% of all of Manchester United away games have gone over 2.5 goals. Red Devils have claimed a clean sheet in 29% of their road fixtures this season but they are without one in any of their last three away from home in the Premier League, none in their last six home and away combined. They do boast the fourth best away record in the top flight this season and they have been leading at the halftime break in seven away games. The Red Devils have not been involved in an away draw in any of their last nine.
Everton may well have a shot at this one given their recent results against strong opposition on home soil. Manchester United have looked a little bit short recently and the Red Devils may struggle to get something out of this trip to Goodison. Home win.
19th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Barcelona v Manchester United Champions League Preview, 16th April 8.00pm
Barcelona hold a 1-0 advantage as they head back to Spain for the second leg of this quarter-final duel. Did Manchester United miss their chance on home soil to get themselves into this tie? They may have to endure a long night at the Nou Camp, needing to score twice to get themselves through. Read our Barcelona v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Manchester United 7/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 13th, 2019 at 4:57 p.m.)
Barcelona hold a 1-0 advantage in this tie after an own goal by Manchester United’s Luke Shaw in the first leg at Old Trafford. That was their third straight win over Manchester United and for Barcelona, it was their first win in seven away knockout games in the Champions League (D2 L4). That was only their second goal in that sequence of games as well. So it is advantage the Spaniards as they get back to home soil and Barcelona have won five and lost three now of their previous 12 meetings with Manchester United. The Catalans have won 14 of their 24 two-legged ties against English opposition
Barcelona have never lost home game against Manchester United (W2 D2) although the last two meetings at the Nou Camp have ended in a draw. Barcelona have already hosted English opposition this season as they played out a 1-1 draw against Spurs on matchday six of the group stage. Barcelona have lost just one of their last 14 European games against English sides, winning 10 of those. They have won seven of their last nine home games against English sides.
Barcelona’s overall home record against English clubs is W20 D11 L2. Barcelona have lost just one of their last 20 Champions League games (W12 D7). They are unbeaten in 12 knockout stage at the Nou Camp, winning 10 of those. Barca are undefeated in 30 Champions League home games (W27 D3). Barcelona have progressed 36 out of the 38 times they won the away first leg in UEFA competition. Lionel Messi is the joint leading goalscorer in this season’s Champions League with eight.
So this is going to be an uphill struggle for Manchester United given the European home form of Barcelona. But in the last round of this season’s Champions League, Manchester United made a second leg trip to Paris to face PSG and turnaround a 2-0 deficit. That was only the fourth time that a team in the tournament had come back from losing the home first leg. Manchester United have won both previous two-legged ties against Barcelona. The Red Devils have already faced Spanish opposition this season as they played out a 0-0 home draw and suffered a 2-1 away loss against Valencia in the group stage.
With this season’s action, just United have claimed just two wins in their last 16 games against Spanish opposition (D6 L8). They are currently on a winless streak of seven games against Spanish clubs. But they don’t have too bad of a record in Spain having lost only two of their last 10 visits there (W2 D6). United’s record in two-legged ties against Spanish clubs is W6 L8. The Red Devils have only lost two of their last 13 European away fixtures, winning eight of those. In just one of those games, did they concede more than one goal in a game. Home and away Manchester United have lost seven of their last 29 European fixtures.
Barcelona should hold their own on home soil here. Manchester United can believe because of what they did in Paris in the last round. This is going to be a lot tougher of an ask though. Barcelona can take their time and pick off the visitors. Barcelona to win to nil.
15th April 2019 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
The Red Devils have been struggling for a bit of league form lately and their chance at a top-four finish has gotten a little bit diminished because of that. They start the weekend three points behind fourth-placed Spurs down in sixth spot. West Ham have started to look like a bit of a faded force with some poor displays. Read our Manchester United v West Ham betting tips for more.
Man Utd 2/5
West Ham 6/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 9th, 2019 at 11:32 p.m.)
Manchester United need to step back on the gas to try and secure a top-four finish in the Premier League this season. The Red Devils have lost two of their last three played now, but both of those defeats were out on the road. Their home form does remain very strong as they are currently on a 13 match undefeated streak of form in the Premier League at Old Trafford. United have won their last two home games over Southampton and Watford. They have just been struggling again for clean sheets with none in any of their last five Premier League games, home and away.
This will come after their midweek battle with Barcelona in the UEFA Champions Lague as well. United have averaged exactly 2 goals per home game this season and 80% of all games at Old Trafford this season in the top flight have gone over 2.5 goals. Around half finished over 3.5 goals. Playing a part in that is a lack of clean sheets from United on home soil, the Red Devils claiming just two clean sheets at home in the league all season. Six of United’s nine home wins this season in the EPL have been by just the one-goal margin. They have conceded 74% of their home goals in the second period of games.
West Ham beat Manchester United 3-1 in September
The Red Devils won this corresponding fixture 4-0 last term
Both teams have scored in just one of the last four meetings
West Ham are winless in their last 13 visits to Old Trafford in all competitions
The Hammers are going through a rough time of it at the moment after back-to-back defeats against Everton and Chelsea. Both of those defeats were by a 2-0 scoreline and West Ham didn’t play well at all in either of them. The worrying thing for the Hammers going into this one is some really poor away form. They have taken only one point from their last seven away games in the top flight. In all seven games, the Hammers have come up with just the one away goal. They are currently on a three-match losing streak away from home.
West Ham have averaged under a goal per game away from home this season and only 38% of their away games have made it over 2.5 goals. West Ham have claimed a clean sheet in just two away fixtures all season and they have none in their last eight on the road. Home and away West Ham have conceded a least two goals in each of their last four played. West Ham have conceded 60% of their away goals in the second period of fixtures. Even with that poor away form they are seven points better off than they were at this stage of last season’s campaign.
The Hammers have looked poor in their last couple of games and the Red Devils should be able to take advantage of that. United should power their way to a clean sheet victory at Old Trafford here.
11th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This is the one that Manchester United would have hoped to have avoided. In order to reach the semi-finals of this season’s Champions League, they have to get past Barcelona. That’s no easy task. They may have to fill their boots at Old Trafford against the Spaniards in order to have something to defend at the Nou Camp. Read our Manchester United v Barcelona betting tips for more.
Manchester United 5/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 7th, 2019 at 4:02 p.m.)
Manchester United pulled off one of their famous night in Europe to get through their round of 16 tie against PSG. United had lost at home in the first leg, but then a dramatic stoppage-time penalty in Paris saw them land a 3-1 away victory to squeeze through. The Red Devils are W12 L6 in their 18 previous European Cup quarter-finals. This is their first since the 2013/14 season against Bayern Munich when they suffered a defeat. Manchester United have won one of their last three quarter-final ties only. Their home form in Europe isn’t great as they are W2 L3 from their last five at Old Trafford.
Along with beating Young Boys at Old Trafford, in this season’s group stage, they lost at home to Juventus and were held to a 0-0 draw by Valencia. Then came their defeat against PSG in the round of sixteen. Surprisingly in their last four home games in Europe Manchester United have produced only the one goal. United hold a W6 L8 record in two-legged ties against Spanish opposition. Overall home and away, the Red Devils have produced a W17 D5 L6 record in Europe in their last 28 played. Manchester United have lost three of their four games played (all away from home) since taking that win in Paris against PSG.
The last two meetings have been in Champions League Finals
Barcelona are W4 D4 L3 in their 11 previous games against United
United have won both two-legged ties against Barcelona
The Red Devils are W1 D2 in three previous UCL home games against Barca
Barcelona are W14 L6 in their twenty previous appearances in the European Cup quarterfinals. However, they have struggled at this stage in recent seasons as they have exited the other quarter-final stage in four of their last five Champions League campaigns. Last season they looked on course to reach the final four holding a 4-1 lead over, but then Barcelona collapsed in the second leg away from home. There was their third quarter final exit in a row. In each of those three games from those quarter-final exits, Barcelona failed to get a goal on the board. Barcelona have met English opposition already this season as they won at Spurs before a draw against the Lilywhites in the group stage.
Barcelona have suffered just the one defeat in their last 13 European games played against English opposition (W8 D4). Overall they have won 14 of their previous 24 two-legged ties against English opposition. They have only lost one of their last eight such-ties. When it comes down to individual matches, Barcelona have suffered just one defeat in their last 19 Champions League games which was their loss at Roma in last season’s quarter-finals. Barcelona though are actually on a six-match winless streak in the knockout stage away from home with a W2 L4 record. From those six games, Barcelona have produced just one goal. Barca are currently undefeated in 16 games in all competition (W11 D5) and Lionel Messi is the joint top scorer in this season’s tournament with eight goals.
Barcelona are likely going to be too strong for a Manchester United side who haven’t been that great on home soil in Europe this season. The visitors should have the craft to open up the home side. Away win.
8th April 2019 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
Wolves suffered a disappointing defeat out at Burnley in league action on the weekend. But they have some solid form at home behind them. Man Utd have already lost at Molineux this season, will they suffer the same fate on their return? Read our Wolves v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Man Utd 10/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 31st, 2019 at 4:16 p.m.)
Wolves suffered a tame 2-0 loss out at Burnley on the weekend. That is only their second defeat in their last nine played though. The two defeats in that sequence were away from home as well. Wolves are on a four-match undefeated streak of form at home (W3 D1) currently. They won their last home fixture 2-0 against Cardiff. Wolves have produced a total of 22 goals at home this season, while they have conceded 19. Just 33% of league games at Molineux have gone over 2.5 goals. Wolves have earned a clean sheet in a third of their home games.
Wolves have produced at least two goals in each of the last three home wins. Each of Wolves’ last six league games, home and away have gone under 2.5 goals at the final whistle. Of the goals that Wolves have come up with at home, 73% of them have been in the second half of matches. Just three times this season have Wolves been leading at half time in a home fixture. They have opened the scoring in 7 of their 15 games at Molineux so far. Raul Jimenez has scored in three of their last five league games.
There was a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford between them in September
Wolves beat Man Utd 2-1 at home in this season’s FA Cup
Six of the last seven meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Wolves are W2 L2 in their four previous EPL home games against United
The Red Devils collected a 2-1 smash and grab job against Watford on the weekend at Old Trafford. Away from home, this season Manchester United are at W9 D2 L5 for the season. They suffered a defeat in their last road game, a 2-0 loss out at top-four rivals Arsenal. Manchester United have scored a total of 30 goals away from home this term, while they have conceded at an average of 1.4 goals per game. United have taken a clean sheet in 31% of their games, four of their five coming in their last six on the road.
United though have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last four, home and away. 69% of United’s away games have gone over 2.5 goals this season. Four of the five fixtures which they have suffered on the road this season have been by a two-goal margin. The Red Devils have had their struggles against Wolves this season, only managing a 1-1 draw at home against them in the league, before exiting the FA Cup against them at Molineux. United have opened the scoring in half of their away games this term, and only Arsenal, Liverpool and Man City have scored more league goals than they have produced.
Wolves are a solid unit on home soil and have shown already that they can frustrate the Red Devils. This may be another case of the same thing happening. Wolves will be up for the challenge and they could well get out of the duel with a share of the spoils. Draw.
31st March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Red Devils had a slip up in the league last time out, suffering a defeat out at Arsenal. Will they be able to pick themselves back up as they play host to Watford? The Hornets will be facing another tough away game having lost at Liverpool and Man City in their last two road fixtures. Read our Manchester United v Watford betting tips for more.
Manchester United 2/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 24th, 2019 at 10:18 p.m.)
Manchester United suffered a 2-0 loss out at Arsenal in their last league fixture. They were on a twelve match undefeated streak of form before that in the division. So what response will they have to that setback? Since they last played in the league, they were also dumped out of the FA Cup by Wolves.
Still United are unbeaten in twelve Premier League home games, posting a W8 D5 L1 record this season Old Trafford. The Red Devils have gone W1 D2 in their last three home games, totally 28 home goals. They have conceded at an average of 1.3 goals per home fixture. Surprisingly they still only have two home clean sheets, both 0-0 draws against Crystal Palace and Liverpool.
Five of United’s eight home victories have produced by a one-goal margin only. They have found themselves ahead at the half time break in seven of their home games this season. The Red Devils have shipped 72% of their home goals in the second period of fixtures this season at Old Trafford.
Manchester United have scored the first goal in exactly half of their home fixtures played this season. Just four teams currently have a better home record in the Premier League than United have. Only three teams have outscored them. 79% of all league games at Old Trafford this term have gone over 2.5 goals.
The Red Devils took a 2-1 away win at Watford earlier this season
Manchester United are on a four-match winning streak against the Hornets
United have won all five previous EPL home games against Watford
Watford have failed to score in their last four league visits to Old Trafford
The Hornets could well still end in the top seven at the end of the season. Their away form isn’t there at the moment though but they have gone through such a tough run of road fixtures. This trip to Old Trafford comes after back to back away defeats at Liverpool and Man City. Watford have lost three of their last five away games (W1 D1). The other defeat suffered by Watford in that sequence was at Spurs. Watford are at W5 D5 L6 on their travels with an average of 1.4 goals per game.
Because of the tough opponents that they have faced, Watford have conceded 11 goals in their last five away games. In total this season they have only taken a clean sheet in 19% of away fixtures. Watford have suffered a defeat in all four of their road games against sides currently sat in the top four. Of their fixtures against current top-six sides home and away, they have returned a W1 L8 record. Each of Watford’s last four league games, home and away, have gone over 2.5 goals. They haven’t taken a clean sheet in any of those.
Watford haven’t delivered against the stronger sides in the division this season and given their recent away results, it has to be a win for Manchester United in this one. The Red Devils are in good form at Old Trafford and should have enough to earn three points. Manchester United to win & both teams to score.
28th March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The draw for the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League was made on Friday. All four of the English Premier League sides are in the mix, and the draw sees two of them, Spurs and Manchester City go head to head. With the semi-final draw also made, there is also the potential of Manchester United and Liverpool meeting in the final four.
Manchester City 2/1
Man Utd 20/1
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019)
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019)
Ajax pulled off a big shock in the last round as they produced that stunning success over the reigning champions Real Madrid. Their thumping 4-1 win at the Bernabeu stunned the world of football. Next up for them will be the challenge of Italian champions Juventus. Juventus looked on the way out after a 2-0 loss in their first leg of their round of sixteen tie against Atletico Madrid.
But a stunning hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo back in Turin saw them power their way back to reach the final four. Juventus have won five of the last six games against Ajax and are currently undefeated in their last ten against the Dutch side. Juventus lead the overall head to head W6 D4 L2. Ajax are at home for the first leg, but it is Juve who are the even-money favourites to win that fixture* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019)
Head-to-head in UEFA competition: 6 Juventus wins, 2 Ajax wins, 4 draws
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019)
A great draw for Liverpool in this one as they avoided all of the heavyweights. The Reds were up against the Portuguese side in last season’s round of sixteen and Liverpool powered their way to a 5-0 aggregate success. Liverpool progressed to the quarter-finals thanks to a stunning second leg win out at Bayern Munich to knock off the German champions.
Porto came through their tussle against Roma in the last round but they have lost their last two knockout ties against English opposition. Porto have never won a game against Liverpool either and they are really going to be up against it in this one. Liverpool are 1/3 to win the first leg at Anfield* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019).
Head-to-head in UEFA competition: 3 Liverpool wins, 0 Porto wins, 3 draws
Man City 1/6
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019)
Manchester City are probably quite happy with this tie as it sees them take on an opponent which they are familiar with. Earlier this season Manchester City collected a 1-0 victory over the Lilywhites in their away game against them. This will be the first ever European fixture between the two sides and City arrived in the quarterfinals in style. They thumped Schalke 10-2 on aggregate, winning the second leg 7-0 at home against the Germans.
It really is the enormous threat that they carry at the Etihad which is going to be the most telling factor. They did, however, lose both games against Liverpool in last season’s quarterfinals. Spurs did a fantastic job as well though in beating Borussia Dortmund 4-0 on aggregate in their round of sixteen tie. The Citizens are 4/6 favourites to open with a win in the first leg away from home* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019).
In 156 competitive meetings, City have won 61 to Spurs’ 60, with 35 draws.
Manchester United 11/4
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019)
This is just about the last draw that Manchester United would have wanted to pull out of the hat. Barcelona hammered Lyon 5-1 at home in the second leg of their round of sixteen tie against the French outfit. The Catalans are five-time winners of the European Cup and are still one of the clear front runners in the tournament. United start at home in this one and they are likely going to have make that count to take something back to the Nou Camp to defend.
But still, United have won at Juventus in this season’s campaign and they became the first side ever to overturn a 2-0 first leg home deficit in the competition. United roared back to beat PSG in their round of sixteen tie. The Red Devils have only won one of their eight previous meetings with Barcelona in the European Cup/Champions League. Will they be able to handle Lionel Messi and co? United are 9/4 underdogs for the first leg at OT* (betting odds taken from bet365 on March 15th, 2019).
Head-to-head in UEFA competition: 4 Barcelona wins, 3 United wins, 4 draws
1. Tottenham Hotspur / Manchester City v Ajax / Juventus
2. Barcelona / Manchester United v Liverpool / Porto
15th March 2019 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
This is an all-Premier League clash and it could be an interesting one at Molineux as well. Wolves have shown plenty of strengths this season in taking on the stronger clubs in competition. Will they be able to deny Manchester United who head into the tie as favourites?
Read our Wolves v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Man Utd 13/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 8:39 p.m.)
Wolves are carrying some pretty decent form into this one. They have only lost one of their last eleven games, home and away across all competitions. So they are not going to be a pushover in this fixture by any stretch of the imagination. The home form of Wolves is actually rock solid at W5 D1 in their last six at Molineux in all competitions. During that sequence, each of the five wins saw Wolves score at least two goals. So they are going well and there was a win over Liverpool in this season’s FA Cup in that sequence, back in the third round. Following that, they took out Shrewsbury in a replay and then Bristol City.
There was 1-1 league draw at Old Trafford between them in September
Manchester United have won eight of the last ten against Wolves (D1 L1)
The last FA Cup meeting was won 3-0 by United at Molineux in 2006
United lead the FA Cup head to head W4 D2 L2
The Red Devils have had a great FA Cup campaign. It all started with a comfortable third-round home win over Reading. Then they took an away win at Arsenal and then another road success at Chelsea. So Manchester United have come through some big challenges. The Red Devils lost at Arsenal in the Premier League in their last away game. That snapped a tremendous nine-match winning streak away from home in all competitions that they were on. Manchester United have scored at least two goals in four of their last five away from Old Trafford. All three of their FA Cup wins this season have been by a two-goal margin.
Manchester United have already proven this season that they can go out on the road in FA Cup challenges against strong sides and get through. This may be no exception and Manchester United to win in the match outright at 13/10 odds is a solid proposition* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 8:39 p.m.).
15th March 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
This is a big highlight match of the weekend as Arsenal and Manchester United look for a valuable points in the push for a top-four finish this season. Only one point separates the two of them as they go into battle at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening. Arsenal have fantastic home form, Manchester United have fantastic away form. What will give? Read our Arsenal v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Man Utd 2/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 8th, 2019 at 3:40 p.m.)
The Gunners have great home form going behind them at the moment as they are on an eight-match winning streak at the Emirates. They are undefeated in their last 14 on home soil, their only reverse this season on home soil coming right at the start of the season against Manchester City. The Gunners have also produced at least two goals in each of their last six home games. The Gunners are on a 14 match scoring streak at home in the top flight. Across the course of the season, Arsenal have averaged 2.3 goals per home game played, while they have conceded at under a goal per game on average.
40% of their home games this season have ended over 3.5 goals. So with their scoring form, it should produce a fantastic clash between these two rivals. Twice Arsenal took the lead at Old Trafford when they faced Manchester United in December, but twice they were pegged back in a 2-2 draw. Of the home goals that Arsenal have scored the season, 69% of them have been in the second half of matches. The Gunners have opened the scoring in 10 of their 15 home League games. Manchester City are the only side in the League to have a better home record then Arsenal have this season, and City are one of two sides only who have produced more League goals than Arsenal this season.
Man Utd earned a point in a 2-2 home draw against Arsenal in December
The Red Devils then took a 3-1 win at the Emirates in the FA Cup
Manchester United are undefeated in four against the Gunners, winning three
Both teams have scored in six of the last seven meetings
Manchester United are on a big six-match winning streak away from Old Trafford in the top flight. During that sequence, they have conceded just two goals as well. So it has been a huge improvement over the second half of the season from the Red Devils away from home. They are now up to a total of 30 away goals scored this season which is an average of exactly 2 goals per away game. 73% of Manchester United’s away games this season have ended up over 2.5 goals. They have also recorded a clean sheet in 33% of their road games.
From their four away games played against other of the current top six sides, Manchester United have only posted a W1 D1 L2 record, conceding at least two goals in three of those games. The overall away record of Manchester United this season is W9 D2 L4. The Red Devils have hit the back of the net in each and every away game played this season. They have conceded 60% of their away goals in the first half of matches. United have opened the scoring in eight of their 15 road games. The Red Devils have the joint third best away record in this season’s top flight.
A fantastic battle this should be. The prediction of a high-scoring game isn’t the big reach at all. Manchester United are just hard to beat right now and while Arsenal are carrying some great home form they have remained a little vulnerable at the back. Manchester United have a great chance of avoiding defeat. Draw.
8th March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Manchester United are facing an uphill battle to try and make the quarterfinals of this season’s Champions League. They are trailing the French champions 2-0 as they head out to the City of Lights. United will be without the suspended Paul Pogba as well. Read our PSG v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Manchester United 9/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 3rd, 2019 at 7:34 p.m.)
PSG were very impressive at Old Trafford and that was without either Neymar or Edinson Cavani in the side. It was Kylian Mbappe who was the start of the show as Manchester United had no answer to his pace and power. So now PSG are in sight of a quarter-final for the first time in three years. This is the seventh straight appearance in the round of sixteen for PSG, but they have been eliminated in each of the last two seasons at this very stage. Their overall round of sixteen record is W4 L2. PSG are W3 L3 in six previous ties against English sides, the most recent of which was against Man City in the 2015/16 quarter-finals.
PSG have scored in each of their last 23 Champions League matches. PSG beat Liverpool in this season’s group stage on home soil, their first win in six in Paris against an English side. PSG are W4 D4 L1 at home against English opposition in their history. They are unbeaten in six at home against EPL sides (W3 D3) but haven’t earned a clean sheet in any of their last six. PSG have lost just two of their last 50 European home games, earning seven points in this season’s group stage home fixtures. Paris have won all 15 UEFA competition ties when they have recorded a first-leg away victory.
The Reds have a big task on their hands to try and turn this around. This is their 11th time at this stage of the competition and they are W6 L4 from their previous ten. United were dumped out of last season’s competition at this stage by Sevilla. Their draw out in Spain in that tie makes it four straight away games in the knockout stages of the Champions League without a win by the Red Devils (D3 L1). Their overall away record in the round of sixteen is W2 D5 L3. The Red Devils have only scored in exactly half of those ten matches.
The Red Devils posted a W2 L1 record in the group stage away from home. Their loss at Valencia on matchday six is their only away defeat in their last dozen road games in European action. During that sequence of twelve away games, United have only conceded the seven goals. Home and away combined, Manchester United have suffered a loss in just six of their last 27 European games, winning sixteen of those. They have lost their last two played though. The Red Devils had an eight-match undefeated streak of form (W6 D2) against French sides snapped in the first leg of this tie. United have never come back from a first-leg home defeat to win the tie in UEFA competition.
Manchester United may just end up fading from this game. PSG had so much control over them at Old Trafford, it’s hard to see the French side letting anything slip in this one. PSG to win to nil just to see out the tie in a low scoring game looks good.
4th March 2019 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting