The Champions League returns for the 2020/21 campaign and as usual, Europe’s top clubs will be looking to end the season on a high by winning the Europe’s Premier club competition.
Premier League club Manchester United will commence their campaign with a clash with Ligue 1 champions PSG.
PSG have won eight of their last 11 UEFA Champions League (UCL) outings, with five (62.5%) of those victories yielding a multi-goal margin. Even though PSG’s average winning margin across the eight victories was 2.63, it is interesting to note that seven of the wins saw at least one half produce under 1.5 goals.
Over on the domestic stage, PSG’s recent 6-1 home win over Angers marked their sixth win in seven Ligue 1 outings at Parc des Princes. Lethal at any time, the Parisians averaged 1.67 goals beyond the hour mark across those wins, while taking less than 25 minutes to score their first goal on five occasions.
Conceding inside the first 45 minutes in every Premier League game thus far, Manchester United saw their last UCL win come at this ground in March 2019. Their five-game UCL form reads: W1, L4, with two of the defeats therein seeing United net an own-goal inside the opening 15 minutes of either half.
Including a defeat to PSG, two of the last three losses in that above sequence also saw them lose one half by a precise 2-0 scoreline – via goals conceded less than ten minutes apart – with the PSG defeat seeing both goals netted by French players.
Players to watch: Fired up after bagging a hat-trick (including two penalties) against Peru, PSG’s Neymar has seen his team on the day win by an average margin of 3.56 goals across his last 16 goalscoring UCL home games (all wins) since the start of 2014/15.
England’s penalty hero vs Belgium, Marcus Rashford netted from the spot in United’s last trip here (W 3-1). Interestingly, a penalty kick has been awarded in each of Manchester United’s last six Premier League games.
Hard to see a different outcome that a win for the French side and you can stake on Betpay for odds of 1.50