When this tie came out of the draw, Manchester United weren’t in great shape under Jose Mourinho. Things have changed and the Red Devils are in a strong, confident, positive frame of mind at the moment. They will also be taking on a PSG side who are missing talisman Neymar. Read our Manchester United v PSG betting tips for more.
Man Utd 6/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 10th, 2019 at 7:23 p.m.)
Life is continuing to go well for the Red Devils who picked up another league win on the weekend. This will actually be the first ever competitive meeting between United and PSG. Manchester United only qualified in second place in their group behind Juventus. It wasn’t a comfortable ride for them at all. Last season Manchester United were knocked out at this stage by Sevilla. In the second leg of that tie, United lost 2-1 at home, ending a 21-match unbeaten run of home form in Europe.
United have lost two for their last three home games at this stage of the Champions League. During the group stage, they went W1 D1 L1 at Old Trafford. Manchester United have lost only lost five of their last 26 European games (W16 D5). Against French sides in two-legged affairs, United have won six of seven. The Reds are on a three-match winning streak at home against French sides. Their overall home record against French sides is W10 D3 L0. They have won ten of their last eleven games in all competitions now, scoring in each of their last seventeen.
PSG have lost Neymar to a long term injury, and on the weekend, Edinson Cavani picked up a knock which could keep him out of this tie. PSG topped their group, a competitive group it was as well, beating out Liverpool and Napoli along the way, finishing with a W3 D2 L1 record. PSG have gone out at this stage in their last two Champions League campaign. They hold an overall W4 L2 record in round of sixteen two-legged ties in the competition. They have won three of their six previous two-legged knockout ties against English sides.
PSG have scored in each of their last 22 Champions League games and against Liverpool in the group stage, they lost 3-2 at Anfield before winning 2-1 back on home soil. That home win was their first win over an English side in six (D3 L2). The French champions have only ever won one game in England, which was at Chelsea in 2016, part of an overall W1 D4 L5 record in England. They have beaten English opponents twice at this stage of the Champions League, both times against Chelsea in 2014/15 and in 2015/16. PSG have won nine of their last eleven games in all competitions (L2) and have scored 31 goals in that sequence.
There has to be a good opportunity here for Manchester United to get something going on home soil in this tie. PSG aren’t at their strongest and have a pretty poor record in England. Manchester United to win.
11th February 2019 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
More thrilling action from Group C to come where all four teams are still alive in the qualification push. Liverpool top the group going into matchday five and they will be able to clinch a top two spot on Tuesday night. PSG have to come back fighting for some revenge after a defeat at Anfield. Read our PSG v Liverpool betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 26th, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.)
PSG are sat in third place in Group C, only a point behind Liverpool and Napoli. So there is all to play for still. They have gone W1 D2 since their opening loss out at Anfield in the group. If PSG were to lose and Napoli beat Red Star on the night, the French Champions won’t be able to make the top two. PSG aren’t in great winning form in Europe at the moment actually, winning just one of their last seven UEFA Champions League matches now (D2 L4). They were on a four-match losing streak in Europe before beating Red Star in this campaign.
PSG have scored in their last twenty Champions League matches. The shortest-priced correct score option is the 1-1 draw at 7/1 odds* (betting odds taken on November 26th, 2018 at 10:11 pm). They have suffered just the two reverses in their last 49 European home games so have that strong record behind them. Their last home defeat in Europe was against Barcelona in the 2014/15 quarter-finals.
They are though without a win in their last five against English sides (D3 L2). PSG have only suffered the one defeat in their eight previous home games against English opposition (W3 D4). Since their loss at Anfield on matchday one, PSG are W10 D2 in all competitions. They have also scored at least two goals in all but two of their 19 games in all competitions this season. PSG’s overall record against English sides is W4 D8 L6
This will be the fourth meeting between the two sides
Prior to this season’s group stage meeting, they met in the 1997 Cup Winners Cup semi-final
PSG won 3-0 on home soil in the semi-final first leg
Liverpool won the reverse 2-0
Liverpool will qualify for the knockout phase with a win and if Napoli avoid defeat against Red Star Belgrade on the night. On matchday one at Anfield against PSG, the game looked to be heading to a draw before Roberto Firmino popped up with a late winner for Liverpool. They have, however, lost their two away games in the group so far without scoring. They lost 1-0 at Napoli and then shocking 2-0 loss at Red Star Belgrade. Both teams to score in this one is at 4/9 odds* (betting odds taken on November 26th, 2018 at 10:11 pm). Liverpool are actually on three match losing streak away from home in European matches. They have lost four of their last sixteen though only.
If you take a look at a bigger record then they have won only five of their last 21 away games in Europe (D8 L8). They have suffered four defeats in their last six European matches home and away combined. A positive for the Reds though is that they have been beaten just once in their last seven trips to France but are winless in their last three trips to French soil. The overall record in France is W5D2 L7. The time the Reds were in France they played out a 1-1 draw at Bordeaux in the 2015 Europa League group stage. Over 2.5 goals is at 1/2 odds for this meeting* (betting odds taken on November 26th, 2018 at 10:11 pm)
The impetus is going to be on PSG to come out and push for the win. They haven’t done as well as expected so far in Europe this season but they will be keen to make the most of this home opportunity. Given Liverpool’s away record so far, we can only predict the home win.
27th November 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
Napoli so nearly got the better of PSG in their first meeting but they couldn’t quite hold out for the win. They get home advantage this time too in a big game from a qualification perspective from Group C, which also houses Liverpool. Can the Italians secure a massive three points on home soil for themselves, leaving PSG in a spot of bother? Read our Napoli v PSG betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 4th, 2018 at 2:39 p.m.)
Napoli looked as if they were heading to a big three points in Paris against PSG on match day three, but they conceded a late equaliser after having led twice in the match. It was a good challenge which they put out there though. Napoli are sitting on five points in the group in second place, one behind leaders Liverpool and just one ahead of PSG. So this is a massively important game in the context of qualification. In their only home game of the group campaign so far Napoli picked up a 1-0 win over Liverpool with a late winner. The 1-1 draw is the shortest-priced correct score option at 13/2 odds* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am)
Last season in the Champions League Napoli didn’t make out of their group stage campaign. They have lose two of their last four games at home in Europe, but overall they have only suffered the four defeats in their last 27 European home fixtures (W17 D6) which is a pretty strong record. Both teams to score is at 1/2 odds* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am). Napoli have picked up three wins in their last seven Champions League proper games (D3 L1). They have won their last two home games against French sides though and beat Nice in last season’s playoffs. Overall the Serie A side are W3 D1 L1 in five home games against French sides.
Their only previous meeting was in the 1992/93 UEFA Cup second round
Paris won 2-0 in Naples
There was a 0-0 draw in the Parc des Princes
A stunning late strike from Angel di Maria have PSG a point at home against Napoli two weeks ago, the game ending 2-2. After their loss out at Anfield on match day one, that had left the Parisians on a three-match losing streak in Europe. But they responded in emphatic fashion by smashing six goals past Red Star Belgrade on match day two. That gives PSG a ten goal tally, making them joint-top scorers so far alongside Barcelona after three games. The French champions have scored in each of their last 19 games in the Champions League.
They have lost their last three away games in Europe, conceding exactly three goals in each of those. Over 2.5 goals is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am). Their record in Italy isn’t great either as they have gone just W1 D3 L5 from nine previous visits. The lone win in that sequence of games was actually at Napoli back in 1992. Overall they have won just two of their previous 19 games against Italian opposition (D8 L9). Neymar is the 4/1 first goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am). Their loss against Liverpool earlier in the campaign is PSG’s only loss across all competitions this season.
Napoli would be the happier of the two if this were to end in a draw, however, we are going to predict a fightback from PSG in this one. They need to step it up and can’t afford to lose. They have the extra scoring power and motivation to push for the win. Away win.
5th November 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
This should be a top clash on Wednesday and this is action from Liverpool’s group. PSG pounded Red Star Belgrade on match day two and will be keen to land a home win over group leaders Napoli on home soil. Napoli though are no pushovers and will be in high spirits having beaten Liverpool in the group last time out. Read our PSG v Napoli betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 21st, 2018 at 00:35 a.m.)
PSG were unravelled by a late Liverpool strike in their opening group stage game, suffering a 3-2 loss at Anfield. But they bounced back in the best possible way with a huge 6-1 win over Red Star Belgrade in Paris on match day two. With no clean sheet under their belt then and facing a strong Napoli side, both teams to score is at 8/13 odds* (betting odds taken on October 22nd, 2018 at 3:46 pm). PSG are a powerful side in front of goal and they are on an eighteen match scoring streak in the Champions League. They rattled off a record 25 goals in last season’s group stage.
Neymar scored a hattrick against Red Star and the Brazilian is at 8/15 odds in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 22nd, 2018 at 3:46 pm). They have some pretty big home form too as they have only suffered two defeats in their last 48 European home fixtures, winning 31 of those games. However, they were on a four-match losing streak in Europe before beating Red Star Belgrade on match day two of this campaign. PSG to win & both teams to score is at 8/5 odds* (betting odds taken on October 22nd, 2018 at 3:46 pm)
Their record against Italian opposition is pretty ropey, to say the least as they have won only two of their previous 18 fixtures against Italian clubs. Their overall record stands at W2 D7 L9 against Italian opponents in European competition. But they are in good form at the moment with them having posted a wonderful W12 D0 L1 record in all competitions this season, with the only defeat there happening against Liverpool. They have scored at least three goals in every game played this season except in that Champions League loss against Liverpool (they scored just twice).
PSG and Napoli have met just once before in the 1992/93 UEFA Cup
PSG won 2-0 away from home
There was a 0-0 draw between them in Naples
Red Star Belgrade held Napoli to a surprise 0-0 draw on match day one, but then Napoli responded with an important home win over Liverpool on match day two. That Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli (a former PSG boss of course) fully in the race for qualification. They have won their last three games in all competitions and are W5 L1 in their last six fixture, with the only defeat there coming against Juventus in a big Serie A clash in Turin. Napoli are scoring well but are underdogs here so a PSG 2-1 correct score is at 7/1 odds* (betting odds taken on October 22nd, 2018 at 3:46 pm).
From their five previous visits to France, Napoli have won three of them, including their last two there. They were in France last season in the Champions League play offs, winning 2-0 at Nice. Napoli were actually on a four-match losing streak on their travels in European competition before that point at Red Star Belgrade, so they are winless in five on the road. They do have their own scoring power as the Italians have scored at least two goals in five of their last six games, taking a clean sheet in four of their last five. Dries Mertens is their shortest priced option at 15/8 in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 22nd, 2018 at 3:46 pm)
Neither are going to give the other an easy game and this should be fascinating. Napoli are strong, but the scoring threat of PSG on home soil really may just be the difference maker at the end of the day. Home win & over 2.5 goals.
23rd October 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting