After the winter break, finally back in the Champions League. Among the first matches of 1/8 finals, the fans will see one of the most interesting fights this stage – “Manchester United” will take PSG. And for both teams it’s first meeting in UEFA club competition. But PSG composition is Di Maria, who moved to France from Manchester United in 2015.
Immediately after the draw Parimatch analysts assessed the chances of a British victory in 26% (47% gave PSG). But after the dismissal of Mourinho and the appointment sulser classifications have changed significantly. Now, Manchester United 36% and the Parisians 37% (26% for a draw).
The new coach of “red devils” was given the winning streak in the Premier League and has forced the experts to reconsider their opinion. However, with regard to exit in the 1/4 finals, the odds still looks better PSG: 65% vs 35% at Manchester United.
A clear leader in this opposition is difficult to allocate. In the fight for a place in the next stage a lot will depend on the result of the first match. Both teams understand this and are likely to try to play with maximum caution. The minimum victory of owners will keep the intrigue, but a draw or away win is likely to decide the outcome of the fight.
Although, in General, both teams in the playoffs of the Champions League not much luck lately. “Manchester United” left in the quarterfinals of the 2013/14 season. PSG in the previous two draws flew on the first stage of the playoffs (first PSG lost to Barcelona and real Madrid). In its history the club played 10 times in the 1/8 finals-finals on six occasions.
By the way, in his field of Manchester United, the French did not lose ever (10 wins and three draws). PSG four times won the battle for the quarter-finals (twice at Chelsea) and twice lost it.
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