Manchester United vs PSG prediction: How will Champions League fixture play out tonight?

Jack Rathborn
·3 min read
Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring United’s third goal (AP)
Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring United’s third goal (AP)

Manchester United look to finalise their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with the visit of Paris Saint-Germain as a compelling group H nears a conclusion.

The Ligue 1 giants must at least edge out RB Leipzig, who are level on six points with Thomas Tuchel’s side, to make sure they make it into the knock-out stages of the competition, as they look to return to the final after last season’s defeat to champions Bayern Munich.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will look towards Edinson Cavani to ignite United’s attack here, with his double last weekend earning all three points against Southampton to leave his side ninth, having played a game less than every side above them in the table.

PSG will also look to stop Marcus Rashford, whose late winner in Paris in October ensured a testing conclusion to the group for last season’s finalists. PSG could find themselves three points behind Leipzig in second should they suffer defeat at Old Trafford with Istanbul BB failing to take anything from their home game at the Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium against the Germans.

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Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.

<p>Cavani and Fernandes celebrate</p>Getty

Cavani and Fernandes celebrate

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When is the game?

The match kicks off at 8pm on Wednesday, 2 December at Old Trafford.

Where can I watch it?

The game will be shown live on BT Sport 2. Subscribers can stream the match via the BT Sport app and desktop website.

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Team news

David De Gea should be fit here, but Dean Henderson could get valuable minutes as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rotates his squad. Axel Tuanzebe is suspended. Paul Pogba and Donny van de Beek should shake off ankle injuries. Luke Shaw has returned to training, but his hamstring injury hasn't quite cleared up, though Alex Telles will shake off a minor knock. Jesse Lingard, Scott McTominay and Eric Bailly are likely to still be out too. While Anthony Martial's illness has cleared up after missing the trip to St Mary's.

Pablo Sarabia, Mauro Icardi, Julian Draxler, Juan Bernat, Kays Ruiz and Jese Rodriguez are all out.

Marquinhos and Marco Verratti are fit again, Thilo Kehrer is back in contention, while former Manchester United duo Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera will feature.

Confirmed line-ups

Man United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles, McTominay, Fred, Fernandes, Martial, Rashford, Cavani

PSG: Navas, Florenzi, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Diallo, Verratti, Danilo, Paredes, Kean, Neymar, Mbappe

Odds

Manchester United: 9/5

Draw: 13/5

PSG: 7/5

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Prediction

United only need a draw to confirm their status in the last 16, but PSG are three points off the Red Devils, with RB Leipzig able to also move to nine points with victory over Istanbul BB. This added urgency leaves us to lean towards an away victory, despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side holding a clear advantage in recent head-to-heads. United 1-2 PSG.

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