Champions League Betting Preview: Can Solskjaer mastermind another win over PSG?
Latest odds ahead of tonight’s European fixtures
We saw Liverpool secure qualification for the Champions League last-16 last night, while Manchester City clinched top spot in Group C. Who’ll seal their place in the next round tonight?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already delivered two landmark wins over Paris Saint-Germain in his time at Manchester United. A third tonight would essentially seal first place in Group H.
Chelsea also face Sevilla at home – with both sides guaranteed to qualify and level on 10 points, they’re playing for pole position, and potentially an easier last-16 tie.
We’ve previewed both games, as well as Borussia Dortmund’s clash with Lazio.
Man Utd have won each of their last two games against PSG, but both of those games were in the French capital. PSG won 2-0 in the previous meeting at Old Trafford last February. Will the pattern of the away side winning continue here?
The visitors are 7/5 favourites, with United at 9/5. A point would be enough for United to qualify – the draw is 27/10.
David de Gea should be fit to start for the home side, while Edinson Cavani could start against his old club after his brace at the weekend. Paul Pogba may have to settle for a spot on the bench.
Former United players Ander Herrera and Angel Di Maria should line up for the Ligue 1 champions tonight, with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe providing the firepower.
For all of PSG’s quality, they come into this on the back of just one win in their last five games. Could United take advantage and come out on top again? United and Both Teams to Score is 3/1.
Bruno Fernandes is 5/1 to open the scoring for the hosts, with Cavani 9/5 to get on the scoresheet. Mbappe and Neymar are 5/4 and 7/5 respectively to score anytime.
We’ve got a shootout for control of Group E in Seville, with Chelsea slight 29/20 favourites. We’ve got Sevilla at 15/8, with 11/5 about the draw. A repeat of the 0-0 stalemate at Stamford Bridge is 9/1.
The Blues have only conceded once in Europe this term and have looked to keep things tight in recent big games – Under 2.5 Goals is going for 3/4.
With qualification wrapped up, Frank Lampard may make some changes amid a hectic schedule.
That means Olivier Giroud, Jorginho and Callum Hudson-Odoi could all start, while Kai Havertz may also return to the line-up after recovering from Covid-19.
Giroud is 21/10 to net, with Christian Pulisic at 23/10. Youssef El-Nesyri is Sevilla’s likeliest scorer at 21/10, while Ivan Rakitic is 11/2 to net for the third Champions League game running.
Whoever wins here will be in the Group F driving seat going into the last round of fixtures – we’ve got Dortmund as clear 3/5 favourites, with Lazio back at 4/1. We go 16/5 that it finishes level.
However, Dortmund can be notoriously unpredictable. They limped to a 2-1 defeat at home to Koln last weekend. Lucien Favre’s side also lost 3-1 to Lazio in Rome.
You can usually rely on them for goals though – nine of their last 12 games have seen at least three goals. Over 3.5 Goals is 5/4.
As for who’ll score those goals, Erling Braut Haaland is 9/4 to net first or 3/5 to get his seventh European goal of the season at any point.
Former Dortmund man Ciro Immobile is 6/4 to score on his return to the Westfalenstadion.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.