Kick-off: 2000, 04/05/2021
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
TV: BT Sport
Manchester City showed great quality and composure to come from behind and beat PSG 2-1 in Paris and are fancied to finish the job off on home turf.
The Blues have suffered some frustrating disappointments in the latter stages of past Champions League campaigns but seem to have learned from those lessons.
We’re going with 8/11 for them to prevail on the night again in the second leg for our initial Man City vs PSG prediction.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
City fell behind on 15 minutes at Parc des Princes when Marquinhos headed in a corner and they had to endure some strong pressure before the interval.
However, the Blues looked a different team in the second period, imposing themselves on the game and keeping PSG pinned back in their own half.
There was a hint of good fortune about Kevin De Bruyne’s cross creeping in at the far post and Riyad Mahrez’s free-kick should not have slipped through the defensive wall.
Few would argue that City deserved their success, though, and more of the same positivity shown after the break would make it hard for PSG to get back into this tie.
“In general, we were shy,” said Guardiola of the first-half display. “We could not express what our responsibility is.
“Everyone played safe and did not have the personality to go through and play, but the second half was much better.
“We regained the ball quick. We were more aggressive without the ball and passionate with it. We found the goals and wanted to score more.
“The question is simple: If we play shy and not who we are, everything can happen and PSG have the quality to turn it on.
“But if we play the way we played the second half, who we are, maybe we will have the chance to reach the final.”
If the Blues can pick up where they left off, 33/20 for them to be leading at half-time and full-time appeals from the Man City vs PSG odds.
A Look At Paris Saint-Germain’s Betting Odds
PSG looked dangerous in the opening period on home turf, with Angel Di Maria pulling the strings in midfield and Neymar and Kylian Mbappe showing quick feet up front.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side ran out of ideas once City got on top, though, and their frustration spilled over when Idrissa Gueye was sent off for a bad foul on Ilkay Gundogan.
Pochettino promised to go for broke in an attempt to turn things around, declaring: “We go there in six days and will try to win and score goals.
“Of course, we are under a little bit of pressure, but in football you need to try.”
The French aristocrats obviously have the attacking firepower to cause City problems if everything clicks.
They won 3-1 away to Manchester United during the group stage and have enjoyed 4-1 and 3-2 victories at Barcelona and Bayern Munich during the knockout rounds.
Their latest opponents just look fitter and stronger in most areas of the pitch, though, and that will make things incredibly hard.
Let’s finish off our Man City vs PSG betting tips by taking 13/4 for the Blues to oblige 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 from the multiple correct score market.
PSG 1-2 MAN CITY – Marquinhos + Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez
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