By Craig Kemp
Last Updated: 5th March 2019
If there’s one place where fairy tales have a track record for coming true, then Disneyland is the location. Will this rub off on Manchester United as they travel to Paris for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 encounter?
No team has ever qualified from a Champions League knockout tie having been beaten 2-0 at home in the first leg.
This is the size of the task facing the Red Devils, following their 2-0 reverse to PSG at Old Trafford four weeks ago.
Injury-clobbered United could be sitting ducks for the predatory Parisiens
As if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s challenge wasn’t already of Goliath-like proportions, he must do so with a completely second-string midfield.
Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera are both injured, while Paul Pogba is suspended after his red card in the previous meeting between the pair. In total, the Red Devils are missing as many as 10 players for their trip to Le Parc des Princes.
It’s highly likely that Solskjaer will be forced into selecting a midfield of Fred, Scott McTominay and Andreas Pereira to go toe to toe with the likes of Marco Verratti and Angel Di Maria.
The odds on Man Utd pulling off the unprecedented and qualifying for the quarter finals are 10/1, although such an eventuality is hard to tip with any real confidence – even if PSG have a past history of blowing Champions League first-leg leads.
After all, PSG have failed to win five of their last 48 home fixtures across all competitions and Thomas Tuchel has arguably the hottest striker in world football at his disposal.
Including the game at Old Trafford, Kylian Mbappe now has seven goals in his last six PSG appearances.
Les Parisiens are 1/2 to beat United and considering the previous result between the pair and Solskjaer’s squad issues, this is a fairly attractive price.
For those wanting to boost these odds slightly, it’s 17/20 for the double of a home win and an Mbappe goal anytime in the 90 minutes.
PSG vs Man Utd is our latest Golden Goal game
Perhaps the most positive way of betting on Man Utd comes courtesy of our Golden Goal promotion.
The way that the promotion works is that on selected matches, if you bet any team to win in 90 minutes, you’ll still be paid out as a winner if they score first, but fail to win the game.
Manchester United are 11/2 to beat PSG and regardless of the final result, thanks to Golden Goal, you’ll be paid out as a winner if the Red Devils break the deadlock in Paris. The maximum winnings you can gain, without them actually winning the match is £50 in cash.