Paris Saint Germain vs Barcelona Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Paris Saint Germain vs Barcelona Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

Paris Saint-Germain welcome Barcelona to the Parc des Princes on 14/02/17 as the Champions League knockout stages commence. PSG were comfortable 3-0 winners last time out, beating Bordeaux 3-0 away from home to stay within touching distance of leaders Monaco. Barcelona also enjoyed a successful weekend, hitting Deportivo Alaves as they brought their shooting boots for the away visit. Read on for a full match preview, complete with betting tips and predictions.

PSG Preview

PSG made it four wins on the bounce on Friday evening as they comfortably navigated their way past Bordeaux. It took just six minutes for Edinson Cavani to get on the scoresheet, while fellow South American Angel di Maria doubled their lead five minutes before half-time. Keen not to take their foot off the gas in the second half, they came out with the same intent from the interval and put the game to bed when Cavani scored after just two minutes. It’s not been a vintage season for PSG so far, currently trailing free-scoring Monaco by three points with thirteen games remaining, while Nice are also well and truly in the hunt for the title. The minimum expectation on the shoulders of Unai Emery was to deliver a league title, with the club winning the last four on the bounce prior to his arrival. This will now be the fourth time in the previous five seasons that PSG have met Barcelona in this competition, but they have managed just one win in their six meetings so far - that coming in September 2014. Barcelona were in fact the last side to defeat the Parisians on home turf in the Champions League when Luis Suarez stole the show in a 3-1 victory in April 2015, with PSG having gone eight unbeaten at home in Europe since.

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Barcelona Preview

When Barcelona are in the mood, there are arguably no more devastating teams in Europe as they proved in a blistering thirty-minute spell at Deportivo Alaves. Luis Suarez and Neymar both netted in the final eight minutes of the second half to see Barcelona move in comfortably ahead at the break. Then, twenty-two excellent minutes in the second half saw them score at will. Lionel Messi kicked off the second half rout, before an Alexis OG, Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suarez all struck to seal an emphatic victory for Barca. The victory saw Barca temporarily move to the top of the La Liga table, although Real Madrid soon returned to the summit; Zinedine Zidane’s men have a one point lead with two games in hand. Barca are a clear second-favourite in the race for the La Liga title and have no choice other than to beat Real when the two sides face each other again in April. In Europe, Luis Enrique’s side enjoyed a comfortable passage through to the last 16 of the competition, winning five of their six group games, scoring twenty goals during that period. They will no doubt look to attack this PSG side who look much less formidable than some of the PSG teams they have so often faced in this competition in the past five seasons.

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PSG Team News

Thiago Motta is suspended and misses the chance to face his former side. Javier Pastore (thigh) is ruled out, in what is otherwise a fully-fit squad for Unai Emery to choose from.

 

Barcelona Team News

Aleix Vidal is set to miss the rest of the season after his ankle injury suffered away to Alaves. Javier Mascherano (thigh) is ruled out, while Rafinha (broken nose) and Arda Turan (groin) are both doubtful.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Barcelona looked in a devastating mood at the weekend and that result should give them real confidence coming into this one. Although PSG too have picked up from a slightly iffy start, I’m not expecting them to have enough to be on the winning side in this one.

Barcelona win - 11/10

Over 2.5 match goals YES - 4/5

HT Draw - FT Barcelona - 9/2

Paris Saint Germain scored over 2.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Paris Saint Germain saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 9 games played against Barcelona

Barcelona scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Barcelona saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 9 games played against Paris Saint Germain

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Paris Saint Germain Form Guide

Paris Saint Germain Team Logo

Paris Saint Germain

Won

7

Draw

0

Lost

3
L A

21-07-2018

Champions Cup

Bayern Munich Team Logo Bayern Munich

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

28-07-2018

Champions Cup

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 5 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

30-07-2018

Champions Cup

Atletico Madrid Team Logo Atletico Madrid

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

04-08-2018

Super Cup

Monaco Team Logo Monaco

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

12-08-2018

Ligue 1

Caen Team Logo Caen

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

18-08-2018

Ligue 1

Guingamp Team Logo Guingamp

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

25-08-2018

Ligue 1

Angers Team Logo Angers

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

01-09-2018

Ligue 1

Nimes Team Logo Nimes

FT 2 - 4

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

14-09-2018

Ligue 1

Saint-Etienne Team Logo Saint-Etienne

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

18-09-2018

Champions League Grp. C

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

Barcelona Form Guide

Barcelona Team Logo

Barcelona

Won

8

Draw

0

Lost

2
W H

29-07-2018

Champions Cup

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 7 - 5

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

01-08-2018

Champions Cup

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

05-08-2018

Champions Cup

AC Milan Team Logo AC Milan

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

12-08-2018

Super Cup

Sevilla Team Logo Sevilla

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

15-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Boca Juniors Team Logo Boca Juniors

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

18-08-2018

Primera Division

Deportivo Alaves Team Logo Deportivo Alaves

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

25-08-2018

Primera Division

Real Valladolid Team Logo Real Valladolid

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

02-09-2018

Primera Division

SD Huesca Team Logo SD Huesca

FT 8 - 2

(HT 3 - 2)

W A

15-09-2018

Primera Division

Real Sociedad Team Logo Real Sociedad

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

18-09-2018

Champions League Grp. B

PSV Eindhoven Team Logo PSV Eindhoven

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Paris Saint Germain Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Barcelona Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Paris Saint Germain vs Barcelona Sidelined Players

Paris Saint Germain
2 Thiago Silva Injured
8 Thiago Motta Suspended
Barcelona
7 Arda Turan Injured
14 Javier Mascherano Injured
22 Aleix Vidal Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kevin Trapp 189 88
20 RB Layvin Kurzawa 181 73
3 CD Presnel Kimpembe 182 78
12 LB Thomas Meunier 190 88
5 CD Marquinhos 183 75
14 CM Blaise Matuidi 180 74
25 CM Adrien Rabiot 188 71
6 CM Marco Verratti 165 60
9 CF Edinson Cavani 188 78
11 LF Angel Di Maria 178 75
23 RF Julian Draxler 185 74
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Marc-Andre ter Stegen 187 85
18 RB Jordi Alba 170 68
23 CD Samuel Umtiti 183 84
3 CD Gerard Pique 194 85
20 LB Sergi Roberto 178 70
8 CM Andres Iniesta 171 68
5 CM Sergio Busquets 189 78
21 CM Andre Gomes 188 84
9 CF Luis Suarez 182 85
11 RF Neymar 175 68
10 LF Lionel Messi 170 72