United To Score But Fall In Paris
The teams playing away from home in the second leg have progressed to the next round from the two last 16 ties played in the Champions League to date. In fact there were two away wins last night which augurs well for Manchester United who are 2-0 down to PSG after the first match at Old Trafford. A goal for PSG won’t change much as United will still need three goals to qualify for the quarter-finals. However, enforced changes will not help their cause.
One goal won’t be enough regardless if PSG find the net and the home team have not conceded in five of their last six matches. The Paris club have not lost any game by two goals since their last Ligue 1 fixture last season when the title had long since been secured. Injuries and suspension weaken United so winning the match looks beyond them. However, they can score but will struggle not to concede so the best bet of the night is BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE at 3/4 with Coral.
Porto host Roma in the other Champions League fixture this evening. The home team is trying to overturn a 2-1 deficit from the first leg in Italy. When Roma win the first leg of a European tie they have qualified for the next round 26 out of 30 times. Porto have not won any of their last five round of 16 Champions League ties and struggle at this level. Roma have the attacking ability to score at least once and that should decide the tie. ROMA are 1/2 with Ladbrokes to qualify for the quarter-finals.
There is twice as much prize money up for the grabs at the two All-Weather fixtures tonight than the two turf and one AW meetings in the day. The 7.00 contest at Kempton is a Class 2 conditions race over one mile that is a qualifier for the Kentucky Derby. However, the favourite is more likely to run in Dubai than Churchill Downs. The main objective for JAHABTH is the UAE Derby at Meydan at the end of the March. The horse can make that target a reality with a win at 11/10 with Coral.