PSG to expose injury-hit United

There are two more Champions League last-16 second-leg ties to be completed on Wednesday and Paris Saint-Germain look like they will be too good for an ailing Manchester United.

Mbappe to shine in the City of Lights

With both Neymar and Edinson Cavani still injured, Kylian Mbappe has relished the extra responsibility placed on his shoulders, netting seven in his last five outings.

Presnel Kimpembe scored the opener at Old Trafford but it was Mbappe who was the main source of menace and deservedly doubled his side’s advantage on the hour, to seal PSG’s 2-0 win.

It is easy to forget the former Monaco man is still only 20, with a World Cup and two Ligue 1 titles already on his CV.

Mbappe’s excellence is reflected in him being just 1.57 in the Anytime Goalscorer market, but his form means 3.40 looks a good price for him to open the scoring.

PSG to punish United

Despite PSG’s absentees, they are still likely to have too much and are just 1.51 in the match betting.

The main reason to doubt United is their own injury list, which features Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic and Jesse Lingard, while Paul Pogba is suspended following his dismissal last month at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seen his side win all eight of their away games since he took charge and those who like value may eye the 6.25 for them to continue that run.

However, the likelihood is for a decent home win and it looks well worth taking on that result to zero at 2.60, when considering Thomas Tuchel’s men have conceded just twice in their last seven in Paris.

Home advantage the key for Porto

Both Porto and Roma will fancy their chances of making the quarter-finals and it is all to play for after the Giallorossi’s 2-1 first leg victory in Rome.

Sergio Conceicao’s men topped Group D with 16 points and won all three of their home matches.

That extended their run to 13 home victories in 20 in this competition and Porto can usually be relied upon at the Estadio do Dragao.

They do have a point to prove though having lost to Benfica 2-1 at the weekend and perhaps owe their fans a performance, after falling down to second in the Primeira Liga.

Saturday was also unsuccessful for Roma as they were embarrassed 3-0 in the Derby della Capitale against Lazio and that contributed to what is a miserable record away from home in recent times, winning only four of their last 13.

Porto are rightly the 2.05 favourites coming into this game and some may be tempted by the home win and both to score at 3.40.

Expect plenty of goals

Whether that is enough to go through is yet to be seen, as these teams are known for being in the goals, most notably Roma who have seen ‘both teams to score’ in seven of their last nine games.

The first meeting was a fairly tepid affair, with all the goals coming after the 70th minute and a strike between 61 and 75 minutes is 2.20, while a goal between 76 minutes and full-time is a bit skinnier at 1.95.

Add in that Moussa Marega, who has five goals in this competition this term and is 2.05 to ‘Score At Anytime’, is back in the frame and the 2.80 for over 3.5 goals might not be too far off the mark.