Champions League Betting Tips

Real Madrid vs Paris Saint-Germain betting tips: Champions League preview, predictions and odds

Real Madrid are unbeaten in home matches against PSG, winning the first two before a 2-2 draw in November 2019. Paris Saint-Germain have won just one of their last eight matches in Spain, a 4-1 hammering of Barcelona 13 months ago.

Both teams to score is 4/7.

Draw and both teams to score is 7/2.

Karim Benzema is 4/1 to break the deadlock and 11/10 to add to his tally.

Kylian Mbappé is 9/2 to open the scoring and 13/10 to net in 90 minutes.

Match preview

After a colossal first leg of epic proportions, these two huge clubs, with A list casts, go head-to-head for a quarter-final place.

Three weeks ago, in the French capital, it was clear to see that Real Madrid had come for a goalless draw, accumulating a measly xG figure of 0.13.

Their plan looked like being undone when, with 20 minutes to go, Dani Carvajal hacked down Kylian Mbappé; penalty to PSG!

However, Lionel Messi, who's scored 103 spot-kicks in his career, saw this effort saved by Thibaut Courtois.

Nevertheless, with the last kick of the night no less, les Parisiens did finally make the breakthrough with Mbappé majestically sneaking through before cooly slotting home.

As a result, Paris Saint-Germain make the trip to Spain with the slightest of advantages.

Of course, winning this trophy for the very first time is les Rouge-et-Bleu's holy-grail, having lost in the 2020 final and last season's semis.

Domestically, Mauricio Pochettino's side are still 13 points clear at the top of Ligue 1, despite going down 1-0 at second-placed Nice on Saturday night.

So, as has been the case for many years now, it's Champions League or bust for PSG and, for ten years under QSI, it has been been the latter.

With this year's final having been moved to Stade de France in Paris, what better time for PSG to win their first continental crown?

Real Madrid in contrast are this competition's record winners, with 13 titles to their name, including in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

However, since defeating Liverpool in Kyiv, los Blancos have won just two of five knockout ties, falling at this stage to Ajax and Manchester City.

This year though, Carlo Ancelotti's side are imperious, sat eight points clear in La Liga, following Saturday night's 4-1 drubbing of Real Sociedad.

Eduardo Camavinga equalising with a rocket before, just moments later, Luka Modrić outdid his teammate with an outrageous strike of his own.

But now, they need an even more impressive home victory to keep their Champions League hopes alive.

Will Estadio Santiago Bernabéu witness a famous remontada?

Real Madrid team news

The headline team news for Carlo Ancelotti's team is that the two players who were one booking away from a ban were both shown a yellow card in Paris.

So, left-back Ferland Mendy and Casemiro, who's started and won three Champions League Finals, are both suspended.

As a result, David Alaba is expected to switch over to the left of defence with the ever-reliable Nacho coming in alongside Éder Militão.

Midfield is more of a concern with Casemiro suspended, Fede Valverde injured and Toni Kroos a major doubt after the German missed Saturday's win.

So, Luka Modrić could be joined by teenager Eduardo Camavinga and Dani Ceballos as the midfield trio.

The latter, who spent the last two seasons on loan at Arsenal, has played just 75 minutes all season, across seven substitute appearances.

In attack, Rodrygo was given a rare start against Real Sociedad, but Marco Asensio will complete the front three this time.

If Real are to advance, Vinícius Júnior and Karim Benzema are likely to get the goals; they've netted 16 and 27 in this campaign so far.

Paris Saint-Germain team news

Paris Saint-Germain also have some pretty decent attacking options in their squad.

Neymar was only fit enough to come off the bench in the first leg, but will start here having fully recovered from his ankle injury.

This could be timely because, on Monday, rumours were circulating that Kylian Mbappé will miss this one due to an injury sustained in training.

This'll see Neymar and Lionel Messi joined by Ángel Di María, who was excellent in the first leg, starting as the front three.

Marco Verratti being fit is a huge plus for PSG and he'll look to orchestrate midfield, with Idrissa Gana Gueye and Danilo alongside.

Further back, Nuno Mendes and Presnel Kimpembe were rested at Allianz Riviera on Saturday night but Achraf Hakimi missed that one injured.

So Hakimi, as well as another former Real Madrid player Sergio Ramos, who made 671 appearances for los Blancos, could both miss out on a return.

In goal, yet another former Real player Keylor Navas could be back on the bench with Gianluigi Donnarumma returning between the sticks.

Will PSG enjoy a statement victory?

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

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