Paris Saint-Germain vs Manchester United
Champions League, Europe
Date: Wednesday, 6th February 2019
Kick off at: 20.00 GMT
Venue: Parc des Princes, Paris, France
Taking a 2-0 lead from the first leg, Paris Saint-Germain are looking to confirm their passage into UCL next round. PSG will still be looking for another victory against Manchester United on Wednesday.
Paris Saint-Germain vs Manchester United Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare themselves up for an a potentially intriguing Champions League second leg battle. Let’s take a look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them achieving their target.
Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1
Probable Lineups: Buffon(g)Kehrer, Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat(def);Marquinhos, Verratti(mid);Alves, Draxler, Di Maria(att mid);Mbappe(att)
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: De Gea(g)Young, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw(def);Fred, McTominay, Perreira(mid);Dalot, Lukaku, Rashford(att)
Before going into the midweek UCL fixture, both teams have already been playing in several matches. Let’s check out the type of results that they have been getting recently to have an idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WWWWW
PSG have been in an excellent form of late as they have been collecting nothing but victories during their last five matches. Thomas Tuchel’s side have been coping well despite losing the likes of Neymar along with Edinson Cavani.
The French capital side’s latest fixture was an away win over Caen, preparing them well ahead of their midweek tie. PSG are set to secure the ticket into the next stage by targeting another victory on Wednesday.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :LWDWW
Man United themselves have actually been coping well after suffering that defeat against PSG. Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s men were able to snatch three wins and one draw in their recent four matches.
Their 3-2 win over Southampton last weekend gave them some confidence of turning things around in Paris. Man United will give their all until everything is practically impossible for them.
Tuchel’s side doesn’t have many injury issues, but they will still be missing their Brazilian star, Neymar. However, Edinson Cavani might be availabe for selection, albeit not from the start.
PSG most likely will play the same line up they setup back in the first leg at Old Trafford. Kylian Mbappe set to play as the main center forward with Angel Di Mari, Julian Draxler and Dani Alves supporting just behind the Frenchman.
In contrast to their opponent, Man United are experiencing difficulties with injuries at the moment. Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic all won’t be available for the midweek clash.
Anthony Martial’s condition is also doubtful for the PSG match as he didn’t play this past weekend. Andres Perreira will be given an important role in midfield with Paul Pogba’s suspension.
Head to Head Records:
Both team’s meeting at Old Trafford was their only matchup at official tournament and it went into PSG’s favor.
Another recorded meeting between the two sides happened in a friendly tournament ICC and it also resulted in Tuchel team’s victory.
Tuchel’s men are very eager to get another win not only settling for a draw in front of their home crowd. PSG must not get themselves carried away as they had bad results in previous years.
Losing the first leg 2-0 at home isn’t stopping Solksjaer’s beliefs in his team potential as Man U will continue to push hard. Both sides will still target a win on midweek, triggering another exciting encounter.
Final Score: 2-0