The first leg of the Champions League semifinals are in the books, and BetRivers.com is proud to provide a wide variety of Manchester City-PSG odds, props, and teasers for the Tuesday afternoon UCL semifinal. Manchester City defeated PSG, 2-1, in the first leg on Wednesday, April 28. PSG got an early goal from Marquinhos in the 15th minute, and held a 1-0 lead at the half. Kevin De Bruyne tallied the equalizer in the 64th minute, and Riyad Mahrex scored to go-ahead goal in the 71st minute. Six minutes later, PSG’s Idrissa Gueye was sent off with a red card, ending any chance the French side had to pull the game to a 2-2 draw.
Rob Dauster is here to preview the Manchester City-PSG odds for the second leg of their Champions League Semifinal match at 3:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 4.
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Champions League Boost: Predict the Final Matchup
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UCL SEMIFINALS MANCHESTER CITY-PSG ODDS
MANCHESTER CITY (EPL) vs. PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN (LIGUE 1), 3 p.m. ET
MONEYLINE: City -155 ML, PSG +380 ML, Draw +340
OVER/UNDER: 2.5 goals (-177/+140)
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The first leg of this Champions League semifinal was one of the weirder matches I can remember watching. In the first half, the game-plan for Mauricio Pochettino’s side more or less worked to perfection, as PSG scored an early set-piece goal, packed it in defensively, and then spent the remainder of the first 45 minutes creating dangerous chances on the counter.
The second half, however, was a different story, as City were able to put two goals past Keylor Navas while Idrissa Gueye was sent off. But what truly made the result wild was that PSG’s game-plan still more or less worked. City scored off of a Kevin De Bruyne cross that someone bounced into the net, and then off of a free-kick that somehow managed to sneak through the PSG wall. City managed all of 0.83 xG in the match, and their two goals totaled a combined 0.08 xG.
So it’s not like they were able to create massive chances.
But they are still heading into the second leg with a 2-1 lead and a pair of away goals, meaning that PSG is going to have to either win this match by two goals or win while scoring at least three goals if they want to advance. In other words, sitting back and playing on the counter is not something that is going to work here, not when they are going to be without their best defensive midfielder in Gueye.
What that means is that City, who are the best team in world football right now, will have more and more chances against a PSG defense that is going to be stretched. Now, I fully expect Poch to find a way to get Neymar and Mbappe going today. Those two struggled in the first leg, and Mbappe is carrying a knock entering this match.
All that said, I think this is going to be a wide-open, back-and-forth match that will see a lot of goals scored and, eventually, City coming out on top. You can get over three goals scored at (-108) on Bet Rivers right now, and the City moneyline is a pretty tasty (-155). That line will change as we get closer to kickoff if news comes out that Mbappe is not starting or that he is not at 100 percent.
So get in on the value early.
The public is relatively split, with Manchester City currently backed by 51% of the ML handle, but PSG backed by 54% of the ML bets. The public is slightly leaning toward the over, with 64% of O/U handle and 54% of the O/U bets. The largest current bet is a $3,900 wager on PSG (+390) to win, which has a potential payout of $19,110 if Paris Saint-Germain wins on Tuesday afternoon.