Manchester United take on Paris Saint-Germain in the 1st leg of their Champions League last 16 tie at Old Trafford on the evening of Tuesday 12 February.
There’s been a major upturn in form at Manchester United since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho as team manager and confidence in the ranks is now sky high. However, a two-legged Champions League tie against a star-studded Paris Saint-Germain side will be a serious test of their abilities.
Man Utd have not lost any of their 11 games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 9, 2019
Clean sheets: 4
A precious place in the top four for now. pic.twitter.com/IXdruevP6Z
As things stand the Red Devils have yet to taste defeat since Solskjaer’s short-term appointment and there’s a noticeable change in the players’ attitude on the pitch. In some quarters this tie is even being seen as one in which the Norwegian could even secure the job on a permanent basis should Man United prevail.
There’s further encouragement for United in that the 1st leg at Old Trafford is also likely to see Neymar and Cavani absents for PSG through injuries. Even so, there’s unquestionably sufficient quality in the roster of the French champions to enable them to come away from Manchester with at least a draw.
There is very little between the teams when it comes to the betting markets for the 1st leg of this tie, with Manchester United being only marginal favourites to secure an advantage to defend in the French capital.
In terms of Champions League predictions for this game, the sportsbooks betting odds look correct in suggesting this will be a closely fought encounter and a draw looks a likely outcome. So, in terms of tips for this game, the draw with the line at +250 with William Hill is the pick.
Pick: Match Result – Draw @ +250 with William Hill