The second part of the PSG vs. Real Madrid doubleheader is guaranteed to be an entertaining game as both teams will be super-motivated. Without Neymar in the team, PSG will have to do their utmost to beat Real Madrid and book a place in the quarter finals of the Champions League. Will they be able to do that? We’ll find out this Tuesday evening when PSG welcome Los Blancos at Parc des Princes in Paris!
PSG vs Real Madrid Betting Preview
Neymar’s out of the squad, but not everyone thinks this is such horrible news. Although no one can dispute Neymar’s influence on the pitch, his attitude is somewhat controversial. To put it mildly, not everyone in PSG likes him.
Furthermore, some pundits believe his absence will allow other players to shine, namely Angel Di Maria and Julian Draxler. Although these two players did play in a number of matches this season, the fact is that they didn’t play the whole 90 minutes too many times. But, still, these two showed real class each time they were given a chance.
There’s no doubt that the whole PSG team will give their utmost in this match. After all, the Champions League is their ultimate goal, especially at this moment, when Ligue 1 title is practically already in their hands. If they get knocked out by Real Madrid, the rest of the season will be very monotonous in Paris.
To prevent that from happening, they just need to beat Real with at least two goals difference, without allowing any (or at least not too much, considering that the away goal rule applies). Knowing that PSG have scored 81 goals in Ligue 1 so far, while allowing only 19 goals in 28 matches, beating Real Madrid does not seem like an impossible feat. Another thing that goes in their favor is that they play at their stadium, where they’ve won every single game since the last May!
Los Blancos have been struggling quite a lot this season in La Liga. Right now, they’re on the 3rd place with 15 points less than Barcelona. What this means is that their dream of winning the Spanish title is gone. But, there’s another big problem – the 2nd-placed Atletico Madrid has 6 points more, while Valencia is just one point behind Real at this moment.
The pressure on Real Madrid’s manager, Zinedine Zidane is huge. His team needs to advance to the quarter final or their season will be completely ruined. In fact, many bookies have slashed the odds for Zidane to be sacked even before the current season ends. So, the PSG vs. Real Madrid might be the last time we’ll see the French legend in charge of Real Madrid.
The fans of the current title holder of the Champions League hope that Cristiano Ronaldo can lead the team to glory once again. The legendary attacker has been in a sensational form in this competition, scoring 11 goals so far. If his team fails to advance, he’s likely to lose the race for the Champions League Golden Boot, the award which he won 5 previous times.
- Neymar (injury)
- Marquinhos (injury)
Real Madrid absentees:
- Toni Kroos (doubtful)
- Luka Modric (doubtful)
PSG: Areola – Silva, Kimpembe, Alves, Berchiche – Rabiot, Verratti, Draxler – Di Maria, Mbeppe, Cavani
Real Madrid: Navas – Ramos, Varane, Carvajal, Marcelo – Casemiro, Lucas, Kovacic, Isco – Ronaldo, Benzema
PSG vs. Real Madrid Match Prediction
PSG are going for a win, there’s no doubt about it. Can Real Madrid keep their net intact? I doubt it – this side has allowed a goal in 9 out of 10 previous games. The only hope they have is to try to outscore the opponent. They definitely have the quality to put away a couple of goals, so I’m pretty confident that Over 2.5 Goals is going to be a winning betting tip!
PSG vs. Real Madrid Betting Tips
Over 2.5 Goals @1.30 (bet365)
BTS @1.33 (bet365)
PSG Win @2.05 (bet365)
PSG to Qualify @3.80 (Unibet)