Barcelona travel to the Parc des Princes on Wednesday evening with the almost impossible task of turning around their Champions League last-16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain.
The hosts were obviously superior in the first leg, winning 4-1, and our tipster is backing them to ease through.
Ronald Koeman’s side were beaten 4-1 in the first leg at Camp Nou three weeks ago, thanks to a hat-trick from Kylian Mbappe, and they know they need to score at least four times to advance.
Paris Saint-Germain vs Barcelona Latest Odds
Barca enter the game in fine domestic form, having entered the Copa del Rey final after a dramatic semi-final revival against Sevilla, as well as narrowing the gap on La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid to three points.
They are, however, outsiders to win in Paris, with bet365 pricing them at 19/10 (2.90), PSG at 11/10 (2.10), and the draw at 16/5. (4.20).
Paris Saint-Germain vs Barcelona Team News
PSG are awaiting Neymar’s fitness, as he has not played since the beginning of February but may return to face his former club. Moise Kean is out due to a coronavirus infection, but Alessandro Florenzi is expected to return from injury.
Barca would be without Philippe Coutinho, Sergi Roberto, and Gerard Pique, though Ronald Araujo is a big doubt.
PSG vs Barcelona predicted lineups
PSG XI: Navas; Florenzi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Kurzawa; Gueye, Paredes; Di Maria, Verratti Mbappe; Icardi
Barca XI: ter Stegen; Mingueza, Lenglet, Umtiti; Dest, De Jong, Busquets, Pedri, Alba; Messi, Griezmann
Paris Saint-Germain vs Barcelona Preview
Despite falling behind Spain, Mauricio Pochettino’s side was the far superior team in the first leg, with Kylian Mbappe putting in an almost invincible display.
Since his hat-trick in that game, the French international has scored four goals in PSG’s last three games, and there is every possibility he can put in another memorable performance against a weakened Barcelona defence.
The Catalans, on the other hand, have lost their last three knockout-stage away games – against Napoli, Liverpool, and Lyon, respectively – and given the circumstances, there is little hope of them achieving a historic result.
Paris Saint-Germain vs Barcelona Tips and Predictions
PSG at odds-against to win seems like a great bet, and the price of 11/10 (2.10) could attract a lot of attention, although combining this selection with over 2.5 goals increases the odds to 17/10. (2.70).
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