Commanded by Kylian Mbappé’s lone star, Paris Saint-Germain hosts Manchester United on Wednesday, March 6, in the return leg of the Round of 16 of the European Champions League 2018/2019. The game will be based on the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. The beginning was scheduled for 17h (Brasília time).After this stage new draw will be held to define the pairing of the quarterfinals. From now on there is no further guidance. There is the possibility of crossing all the teams that qualify, unlike the current stage where there was restriction in relation to the clash of teams from the same country and that had stayed in the same group in the first phase.Coming back from Manchester with a 2-0 win, PSG secured the right to move into the next round in case of a new success, draw or even loss for a goal difference. United, to reverse the situation, will have to set a two-goal lead, but provided they make at least three goals. If you return the marker, the setting will be taken for extra time – where the criterion of the goal scored outside the home also serves as a tie-breaker – and penalties if necessary.
The nightmare announced with the bruises of two of its main attackers was not fulfilled. Without Neymar and Edinson Cavani, Paris Saint-Germain has managed to navigate with confidence relying on the young Kylian Mbappe. On Saturday, March 2, the striker scored two goals in a 2-1 win over Caen for the French Championship. It was the seventh consecutive success.The result led the PSG to 71 points (23 wins, two draws and a loss) on the Ligue 1 leaderboard. It leads with a 17-point lead compared to Lille, ranked second. Even having played a game unless its main pursuer.In the quarter-finals of the French Cup, against Dijon, at home, coach Thomas Tuchel gave himself the luxury of giving time to Mbappe. He left the striker on the bench and did not use it given the quiet 3-0 win that led the Parisians to the semi-finals of the competition.He was not the only one spared. The coach left out athletes like Brazilians Daniel Alves and Marquinhos. In the game against Caen, he conceded to Thiago Silva and goalkeeper Buffon, thus ensuring that he has a cast in good physical condition for Wednesday’s meeting.
Manchester United can not afford that. First, because it is at the level of competition much more fierce in the English Championship. It has a battle with Chelsea and Arsenal for the fourth place in the Premier League, which means the guarantee of being able to compete in the 2019/2020 edition of the Champions League. In addition, it has been suffering with a large number of injuries, which ends up limiting the options for qualifying for coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.With so many difficulties, the Reds have struggled to overcome on Saturday, for the twenty-ninth round of the English Premier League, Southampton, who are struggling to escape relegation. At Old Tradfford, they scored 3-2 on the turn.They reached the level of 58 points (17 wins, seven draws and five losses). They took fourth place on the leaderboard, but with Arsenal only one point behind and Chelsea, who have one more game to go, with two.In the case of the encounter by the Champions League, the situation gains an extra complicator. Midfielder Paul Pogba, who has been the star of the team since Solksjaer took command, has 16 games (13 wins, two draws and one loss), he will not be able to play. He was sent off in the final minutes of the first leg and will have to comply with automatic suspension.Thus, the coach should wait for news from the medical department to find out if there are more options available. The defenders Matteo Darmian, Phil Jones and Antonio Valencia are in the process of injury treatment; midfielders Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic; and striker Anthony Martial.
History of the PSG vs Manchester United matches
The teams met only once before the duel for the round of 16 of the European Champions League 2018/2019 in a friendly match held in 2015. PSG won 2-0.
Football Prediction of the Day PSG vs Manchester United
If under normal conditions of temperature and pressure the mission of Manchester United to reverse the situation of the confrontation in Paris would no longer have great chances of success, with the great number of problems faced by the club it gets even further. Thus, the prognosis in PSG’s victory for Wednesday’s meeting for the return round of the Round of 16 of the Champions League of Europe seems to be the most appropriate guess.
Bet Tips: PSG win