Manchester United’s “Welcome back to the Champions League” present is a daunting trip to last year’s runners-up, Paris St Germain.
The Red Devils will be buoyed by victory at Newcastle last time out, but it has been a turbulent season for the men from Old Trafford.
And don’t forget you can check out our full Champions League preview here.
|Fixture||Paris St Germain v Manchester United|
|Date||Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 20:00|
|Where||Parc des Princes, Paris|
|How to Watch||Live on BT Sport|
Our Top Odds Pick – PSG to Win by Two Goals or More – 7/5 at Betfair
United will have fond memories of their only trip to PSG, winning 3-1 in 2019, knocking the hosts out of the competition in the process.
However, since that defeat, PSG have lost just once in ten Champions League matches, and that was in last year’s final against Bayern Munich.
Thomas Tuchel’s men are also in cracking form this campaign, winning their last five games.
As for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, their form this season has been as patchy as the Manchester weather.
Every win has been followed by a loss, with a 6-1 drubbing at home to Spurs being a particular low.
They won 4-1 last time out at Newcastle, but like your aunt who wears too much makeup, the result hid a lot!
And that’s because they struggled for most of the game, until a late flurry of goals saw off the Toon.
Side with PSG
A PSG victory looks likely, but Man U’s inconsistency may also lead to a comfortable win for the hosts.
Our Extra Pick – Julian Draxler to Score & PSG to Win – 11/4 at Paddy Power
Nothing about Manchester United this season leads you to think they can keep a clean sheet in Paris.
They have conceded 12 goals in their last four games, while PSG have scored 16 in their last five.
The usual suspects of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar have been on target.
But it’s Julian Draxler who has caught our eye here.
The German international has quietly gone about his business, scoring twice in four league games, with a goal for Germany thrown in for good measure.
And he represents great value in the “Score & Win” market.
Our Long Shot – Over 3.5 Goals in the Second Half – 6/1 at bet365
Fans watching on TV would be advised to wait until full time for a trip to the bathroom.
Because PSG’s last five games have seen a total of 12 second half goals.
And Man United’s last four matches have contained 11 goals after the break.
Four second half goals may seem a lot, but if this season has taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected!