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Real Madrid vs PSG predictions: Champions League preview, line-ups & football betting tips

101 Great Goals prediction: Real Madrid 2-1 PSG

Real Madrid to beat PSG 2-1 is 8/1 with Paddy Power.

Real Madrid’s domestic form may be less than impressive, but their unbeaten Champions League record at the Bernabeu stretches as far back as March 2015.

Real Madrid vs PSG football betting tips

The bookies have the match pretty even. Real Madrid are slight 7/5 favourites.

PSG are 7/4 to win, while the draw is 13/5.

Paddy Power: Real Madrid vs PSG odds

Paddy Power: Real Madrid vs PSG odds

We predict a few goals in the game. Back over 2.5 goals at 4/6 while the under is 7/4.

Think PSG will bottle it? Back against both teams scoring at 15/8, and BTTS is 4/11.

Cristiano Ronaldo is 4/1 to score first, while Sergio Ramos (he always scores!) is 17/2 to score anytime.

Neymar is 9/2 to score the last goal in the game. Dani Alves is 13/2 to score anytime.

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Real Madrid vs PSG: Champions League Round of 16 preview

Real Madrid host Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night for the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie.

Los Blancos finished runners up in Group H, behind Tottenham Hotspur but above Borussia Dortmund.

PSG, meanwhile, cruised into the knockout stage after finishing above Bayern Munich, Celtic and Anderlecht in Group B.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – OCTOBER 18: Edinson Cavani of PSG celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Kylian Mbappe of PSG during the UEFA Champions League group B match between RSC Anderlecht and Paris Saint-Germain at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on October 18, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Heavy hitters

Unai Emery’s side sit top of the Ligue 1 table, 12 points above 2nd-place Monaco.

A second-half own goal earned PSG a 1-0 win at Toulouse on Saturday, extending their winning streak to six matches in all competitions.

PSG averaged more than 4 goals per game in the group stages, scoring an incredible 25 times in their six matches, while conceding just four.

Due to a number of cup matches, Wednesday’s game will be PSG’s fifth consecutive match away from home, although that hasn’t hampered them so far.

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Poor domestically

Real Madrid are enduring one of their worst seasons in recent memory, although the defending Champions League holders are still in contention to win a third straight European Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo managed to score in every single group stage match, netting an incredible nine times en route to the knockout stage.

Zinedine Zidane’s side remain 4th in La Liga following Saturday’s 5-2 win over Real Sociedad. By Madrid’s standards, their recent record of 4 wins in their last nine is well below par.

Since April 2014, Madrid have played 18 Champions League matches at the Bernabeu, winning 15 and drawing 3, while keeping a clean sheet in half of those games.

The 2nd leg will take place on 6 March at the Parc des Princes.

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MUNICH, GERMANY – DECEMBER 05: Neymar of PSG Paris runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Bayern Muenchen and Paris Saint-Germain at Allianz Arena on December 5, 2017 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The Barcelona factor

Of course, PSG return to Spain after their incredible collapse against Barcelona in last season’s Champions League.

Many argue that had PSG not imploded so spectacularly, maybe Neymar wouldn’t have joined.

Real Madrid pose a serious question to PSG: do they have the mental capacity to knock out one of European football’s big boys?

PSG have never reached the semifinals of the Champions League.

Have they finally bought some mental strength or will they flop again?

Real Madrid team news vs PSG

Dani Carvajal is suspended for the first leg, meaning Nacho will likely start at right-back.

Dani Ceballos is set to miss out with a sprained ankle, while Jesus Vallejo has a thigh injury.

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MADRID, SPAIN – APRIL 18: Cristiano Ronaldo (L) of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their third goal with teammate Marcelo (R) during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and FC Bayern Muenchen at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 18, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

PSG team news vs Real Madrid

A number of injury doubts could see former Real Madrid duo Lassana Diarra and Angel Di Maria handed starts against their former employers.

Thiago Motta is back in training but remains a doubt for Wednesday.

A hip injury could see striker Edinson Cavani miss out.

Lavyin Kurzawa, Hatem Ben Arfa are also likely to miss out for the visitors.

Real Madrid predicted line-up vs PSG

Predicted Real Madrid XI vs PSG

Predicted Real Madrid XI vs PSG

PSG predicted line-up vs Real Madrid

Predicted PSG XI vs Real Madrid

Predicted PSG XI vs Real Madrid

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