PSG vs Manchester City
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Parc des Princes (Paris).
The second Champions League semi-final of the week will be played on French soil when Ligue 1 champions PSG host English Premier League favourites Manchester City. This clash is scheduled for a 20:00 GMT kick-off, and with both teams aiming to improve their chances of making it to the final, this should provide followers with a tense 90 minutes.
Followers of the English team will be delighted to note their side has never lost a competitive match to PSG in three previous games. The head-to-head stats currently stand at one win for Man City and two draws. The visitors would indeed view another level finish as a good result in this away match.
PSG vs Manchester City Head-to-head
Manchester City are unbeaten in the 3 overall meetings with PSG in Europe. However, they had won just once, that was in the quarter final second leg of 2015/16 at the Etihad by a 1-0 scoreline, The first leg in Paris ended 2-2 all square. Their only other meeting was in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup group stage, a drab goal-less stalemate.
PSG’s overall record against English Premier League clubs is 7 wins, 8 draws and 8 losses from 23 matches. It is only moderate to be honest, so do the home record which stands at 4 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses from 11.
City came across French clubs in UEFA competitions on 10 occasions and they bagged 4 wins along with 3 draws while suffering 3 defeats. In French soil, the record is 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses from 4 games.
PSG vs Manchester City Prediction:
PSG have the home advantage and will be desperate to make it count. The last thing the French side wants is to travel to England knowing they had to win. Expect the Parisians to go on the front foot, taking confidence from their recent form. They’ll want to get their noses in front early and pile pressure on their opponents. Man City will be expected to defend, keep it tight and hit their hosts on the counter. We rarely see the light blues do that, however, and defending isn’t their strong point in this tournament. They prefer to get forward, attack teams and score goals. That should make for a thrilling 90 minutes.
PSG vs Manchester City Team News
Marquinhos, Abdou Diallo and Rafinha will all face late fitness tests, while Juan Bernat is definitely ruled out due to injury.
Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero both returned to the squad for Sunday’s Carabao Cup final victory over Tottenham, leaving the guests with a fully fit squad to choose from.
MAN CITY Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Ruben Dias, Cancelo; Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, De Bruyne, Foden; Bernardo Silva
PSG Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Navas; Florenzi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Diallo; Gueye, Paredes; Di Maria, Verratti, Neymar; Mbappe