Barcelona Vs. Paris Saint-Germain match preview
On Tuesday we turn our focus to the Champions League campaign where Barcelona prepare to welcome PSG in round of 16 first leg at Camp Nou.
Barca are currently in great form having lost just a single match in the last eight matches; on Saturday they thrashed Deportivo Alaves 5-1 in LaLiga, that was before they lost 2-0 away to Sevilla in Copa Del Rey clash.
Barca are second in the domestic League, eight points behind leaders Atletico Madrid who are at 54 points.
Paris Saint-Germain on the other hand, are at their best this season leading in Ligue 1 with 54 points though tied with Lille. Parisians won 2-1 against OGC Nice on Saturday in La Liga, previously edging Caen to a 1-0 in Coupe de France.
- Barcelona have won seven and suffered a single loss in their last eight matches in all competitions this season.
- The Barca have registered two clean-sheets in their last eight matches in all competitions this season.
- Paris Saint-Germain has registered six clean-sheets in their last ten matches in all competitions this season.
- PSG have won eight, drawn once and suffered a single defeat in the last ten matches in all competitions this season.
- Mauricio Pochettino’s men have registered more than two goals in six of the last ten matches in all competitions this season.
- Ronald Koeman’s side have registered two home wins in the last three matches in all competition this season.
Barcelona Vs. Paris Saint-Germain Head to Head
These teams have met on several occasions registering wins in either side; in the last seven encounters, the host have managed to win four of them while PSG bagging only to wins with a single draw. The previous meeting Barca thrashed the Parisians 6-1 in UEFA Champions League the year 2017, March.
Barcelona Team News
Koeman’s will have to play without some players with Martin Braithwaite nursing hamstring injury, Gerard Pique with knee injury, Philippe Coutinho with rupture of outer meniscus, Sergi Roberto with muscle injury, Ronald Araujo with sprained ankle and Moussa Wague with patella rupture they won’t be available for Barcelona on this clash.
Paris Saint-Germain Team News
Boss Mauricio will have to select his side without Angel Di Maria and Colin Dagba who are nursing thigh injury, Timothee Pembele recovering from coronavirus, Neymar with adductor problem and Juan Bernat is on treatment table with cruciate ligament rupture are all sidelined for this crunchy clash.
Barcelona Vs. Paris Saint-Germain Prediction.
We expect Barca to head to this clash with the 5-1 win spirit and will be hoping to keep their winning ways, meanwhile PSG is expected to prove a point in relation to his current form and it won’t be easy for either team. It is expected to be an entertaining match with both sides creating chances looking to create a strong base for the awaited second leg to progress to the quarter finals.
Goals – Over 2.5
Both teams have been producing more than two goals occasionally and we expect over 2.5 Markets as predicted by our pundits.
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