Champions League Round of 16: Public Bettors Believe in Manchester United at PSG
- Manchester United will attempt to make history at PSG in the Round of 16 return leg, but injuries and suspensions have decimated their chances.
- Odds have shifted heavily toward PSG over the last few weeks, although public bettors are keeping the faith on a potential Manchester United upset.
PSG have a huge cushion after beating Manchester United, 2-0, at Old Trafford in the opening leg. The win was especially satisfying considering all the injuries PSG were dealing with, and all of the betting action on Manchester United.
No Champions League club has ever overcome a 2+ goal deficit on the road in the second leg, so United could make history on Wednesday night.
The Red Devils will be severely shorthanded though, most notably they’ll be without key midfielder Paul Pogba (suspension).
Odds (PSG lead 2-0)
PSG are massive -4000 favorites to advance as they take a 2-0 lead back home where they’ve been dominant in recent years.
Manchester United obviously have their work cut out for them at +1500 odds. None of the previous 34 teams to be down by 2+ goals heading into a road second leg have advanced in the Champions League knockout stage.
Injuries + Suspensions
- Paris Saint Germain: Edinson Cavani (doubtful), Neymar (out), Thomas Meunier (probable)
- Manchester United: Paul Pogba (out, suspension); Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones, Matteo Darmian, Antonio Valencia, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez (all out due to injury)