Manchester United’s loss in Eindhoven was disappointing largely considering how much of the game they dominated. However that was their third away game against PSV without success. That’s hardly a deep pool of examples but there was form. As there is for this game with United having won their only two previous home games against the Dutch side.
PSV Eindhoven have been excellent at home this season winning six and drawing one without defeat. They have had mixed results away from home with with four wins, three draws and three loses. Two of those defeats coming in the Champions League. In fact in Group B United’s draw away to CSKA Moscow is the only game where the home team didn’t win.
United are unbeaten at Old Trafford this season across all competitions. Winning eight and drawing three of their eleven home games, keeping eight clean sheets in the process.
- Manchester United to win to nil at
Where Louis Van Gaal’s team have struggled is putting the ball in the opponents net, scoring just three goals in their last four home games. All signs are pointing towards the home win but with Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney either missing or unlikely to be fully match it’s hard to see a goal-fest here. United have rarely looked spectacular this season but they keep managing to grind out results. They’ll be happy to secure qualification and remain in top spot with a narrow win over PSV.
- Manchester United to win 1-0 at
Prove A Point
The last time Manchester City lost 4-1 in the Premier League on a Saturday they followed it up by winning away in the Champions League on the Wednesday. Just saying.
Despite gaining the relative security of landing a Premier League title in his first season at the club it’s the lack of Champions League success which is undermining Manuel Pellegrini’s reign at City. Is that about to change this season?
City’s opening group game defeat at home to Juventus didn’t bode well but three straight wins, two away from home, sees them on course to finish top of their Champions League group for the first time.
To do that they’ll likely need to take at least a point from Juventus in Turin. The Old Lady is in unbeaten at home for 15 straight European games. This season Juve have conceded in five of ten home games across all competitions but haven’t conceded more than one goal in game.
- 1-1 draw at
City have lost four games this season but only one has come away from home, that 4-1 loss to Spurs. They’ve own both of their away games in the Champions League, looking particularly impressive beating Seville 3-1 in their last group game. Juventus defensive record at home suggests they’re unlikely to score a raft of goals but they certainly have enough attacking quality to get at least one.
Sergio Aguero showed against Liverpool that neither he nor City have to be playing well for him to get on the scoresheet, a goal which takes his tally to eight goals in his last four City games. He also has one goals in two Champions League games this season and a total of 20 in 30 European games for City. He looks the most likely man to help City take at least a point.
- Aguero to score in 90 minutes at