PSG vs Real Madrid Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between PSG vs Real Madrid in Champions League.
PSG vs Real Madrid Match Preview
Paris Saint Germain (PSG) will have to overcome the loss of talisman Neymar and mount a comeback, to have hopes of progressing in the Champions League. This PSG vs Real Madrid Champions League round of 16 second leg will be played at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday, March 6, so check out our PSG vs Real Madrid prediction and betting tips.
That PSG went into this contest with high hopes of progressing, before the first leg, is understating their expectations. With Madrid not performing up to their potential, there were high hopes that this could be the year that PSG can make it big in the Champions League. However, the hopes were shattered as Madrid walked away with a 3-1 win at the Santiago Bernabeu. Adrian Rabiot netted the opener for PSG, but the Ligue 1 leaders were no match for the intensity shown by the double defending Champions. They need a big win at home and they are capable of dishing out sizzling performances – the 3-0 drubbing of Bayern Munich comes to mind. However, since that loss in Madrid, the French side has lost Neymar to an injury and even Kylian Mbappe is a doubt for this Paris Saint Germain vs Real Madrid second leg. Can they rebound?
Real Madrid may be lagging behind Barcelona by a mountain of points in the La Liga, but Champions League sees a different Madrid side. However, they have come back to form ahead of this PSG vs Real Madrid game by winning six of their last seven games, losing only to Espanyol. Not just that, they have scored 23 goals in that period, putting them once again as favourites ahead of the second leg. Defensively, they are still not up to the mark and have seen an average of 4.7 per game in their last 11 matches in all competitions. With nine of these matches seeing at least four goals scored, there is hope for the hosts that Madrid may falter in the second leg. Can the Champions sustain their charge and nullify PSG’s threat?
PSG vs Real Madrid H2H
Madrid have a good record against PSG having won four, drawn one, and losing just one of their six encounters. Interestingly, the last two instances saw the match finish with four goals.
PSG vs Real Madrid Team News
Neymar is out for PSG and Mbappe is a huge doubt. Alphonse Areola and Marquinhos also remain doubtful for this encounter.
Daniel Carvajal is available for Madrid after missing the first leg due to suspension. Toni Kroos and Luka Modric returned to training and could make a surprise appearance.
PSG vs Real Madrid Probable Line-ups
PSG: Areola (GK), Alves, Silva, Kimpembe, Kurzawa, Verratti, Motta, Rabiot, Mbappe, Cavani, Di Maria.
Real Madrid: Navas (GK), Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Bale, Benzema, Ronaldo.
PSG vs Real Madrid Prediction
PSG will go all broke in this encounter, because this is decisive in their season. Absence of Neymar or not, they are going to go for goals in this match. And, so will Madrid, because that is the only way they play. We are backing over 3.5 goals in this game and are backing Cristiano Ronaldo to find the back of the net.