Europe’s premier club competition, the UEFA Champions League, is back on our screens and on the field of play after a short break following the late conclusion to the previous season due to the COVID-19 pandemic-enforced break. It doesn’t get much better than having a clash of heavyweights on the opening day of the 2020/21 tournament!
A celebrated English club with a history in the competition, and a French club backed by the financially powerful Qatar Sports Investments, who lost the final of last season’s UCL to Bayern Munich, will vie for an early three points. A win will be vital to staking an early claim to be the leading team in Group H, which also comprises RB Leipzig of Germany and Istanbul Basaksehir from Turkey.
A tough group no doubt, but both teams will want to lay down an early marker. However, this won’t be easy despite their contrasting starts to their respective league seasons. Paris Saint-Germain, on one hand, have bounced back to top form winning their past five league matches since opening the season with back to back losses, while Manchester United have lost two and won two, albeit unconvincingly, in the 2020/21 EPL Season. In the end, league form may count for less due to the unpredictable nature of the beautiful round leather game.
How will the defence, midfield and attack of either team tilt the game in their favour as the whistle blasts? The team which take their chances will rejoice, while the wasteful one will be left licking their wounds. The defending of both teams is at different ends statistically with Manchester United conceding twelve goals already in their opening four league games, whilst Paris Saint-Germain have conceded a meagre three goals in seven league matches coming into the opening matchday of this new UCL season.
Our Analysis for PSG vs MAN UNITED
The statistics of their respective attacking prowess also shows the difference in both teams as Paris Saint-Germain have scored sixteen goals in their league matches compared to Manchester United’s nine, which was boosted by the four goals scored in their weekend victory over Newcastle United, In this aspect, PSG will surely emerge victorious if this pattern is to be followed.
Football isn’t about attack or defence only as there is a link between the two. The midfield dictates the tempo and pace at which a game is played and may in turn dictate the result too. Players like Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United will have to square up against the likes of Ander Herrera and Pablo Sarabia of Paris Saint-Germain in order to swing the result in the favour of their respective team.
The weak defence of Manchester United against a strong and pacy attack of Paris Saint-Germain, who are priced favourably to win the match, is the story of the upcoming game and that may only mean one thing is guaranteed: Goals. Below are our tips for the game.
- TIP 1 : PSG to win due to their good form, watertight defence and a strong attack
- TIP 2 : Over 2.5 Goals due to PSG’s prolific attack & Man Utd’s inconsistent defence.
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