Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
Key Stat: Manchester City have won all but one game, a 0-0 draw away at Porto, in the Champions League this season
Expert Verdict: Manchester City warmed up for this second leg with a 2-0 win in South London against Crystal Palace to take them within a game of the Premier League title. A so called second string side had no problems picking up another three points with Sergio Aguero and Ferran Torres on the scoresheet. PSG defeated 5th placed Lens 2-1 and remain in a three way fight for the league with Monaco and Lille. Paris’ goalscorers were Neymar and Marquinhos.
Manchester City bring a 2-1 lead into the second leg of this tie against Paris Saint Germain with a final in Istanbul against either Chelsea or Real Madrid up for grabs. After PSG had impressed in the first half and gone into the break with a 1-0 lead, they were completely outplayed by Pep Guardiola’s side in the second half. However, in spite of Idrissa Gueye receiving a red card in the 77th minute, this tie is still alive. The UEFA Champions League Semi-Final takes place on May 3 and the live action at the Etihad Stadium kicks off at 20:00 local time.
Defenders:Kyle Walker, John Stones, Bernard Laporte, Joao Cancelo
Defensive Midfielders:Ilkay Gundogan, Fernandinho
Attacking Midfielders:Riyadh Mahrez, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling
Defenders:Marquinhos, Danilo Pereira, Presnel Kimpembe, Abdou Diallo
Defensive Midfielders:Anders Herrera, Leandro Paredes
Attacking Midfielders:Angel Di Maria, Neymar, Julian Draxler
This will be the fifth game between the two sides with Manchester City maintaining their unbeaten record against PSG last week. Brazilian Marquinhos opened the scoring for the home side before second half goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez gave Manchester City the edge. PSG are yet to score at the Etihad stadium, a record they need to change in this game.
Manchester City are favourites and can be backed at 20/29 with 10Bet to win the tie
The tie to finish 1-1 has been set at 7/1 with Betway
Manchester City to win from behind is 25/4 with 10Bet
Manchester City played with a real swagger in the second half in Paris but will be wary that they are still only one goal ahead at the start of this second leg. PSG stars Kylian Mbappe and Neymar can not be discounted from being the difference but we are predicting Manchester City to win the game and qualify for their first Champions League Final.