Manchester United return to Champions League action Wednesday, needing a point at home against PSG to clinch qualification to the knockout stage and a win to top the qualifying group.
The Red Devils come into the game on the back of a morale-boosting last-minute win against Southampton, sure in the knowledge that they beat the French champions in the reverse fixture earlier in the season. A draw suits United far better than today’s visitors, and this plays into United’s counter-attacking strengths.
Bruno Fernandes scored in October when the two sides last met, and usually takes spot kicks for United. They have already been awarded eight in 2020/21, following on from the record-breaking haul of 22 last term, and we’ll take Fernandes to open the scoring tonight.
The second match sees Chelsea travel to Spain to take on Sevilla, with both teams already through to the next round. The winner of the group is likely to come down to whoever winds this game, but a tight match is likely, similar to the goalless first encounter.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has already said that he’s likely to rotate his squad after the difficult game against Spurs last weekend, and ahead of a similar match versus Leeds next weekend, and we think this plays into Sevilla’s hands.
The Spanish side have never failed to score in 17 previous Champions League group stage home games before, and we take them to edge a tricky match 1-0.
Man United/PSG: Fernandes to score first, 1 pt, at 7/1, William Hill
Sevilla/Chelsea: Sevilla to win 1-0, 1 pt, at 17/2, SkyBet