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- PSG lead Barcelona 4-1 from the first leg of their Last 16 clash.
- PSG have scored at least twice in nine of their last 14 Champions League fixtures.
- PSG have notched at least two goals in eight of their last 11 assignments in all competitions.
- Barcelona have score at least once in 23 of their last 24 fixtures.
PSG aiming to complete the job
Inspired by the brilliance of Kylian Mbappe, PSG tore Barcelona to shreds in the first leg of the continental giants’ Last 16 clash at Camp Nou in February, and the French champions are worth backing to complete the job in Paris in the return fixture.
Mbappe plundered a sensational hattrick in the Parisians’ 4-1 victory in Catalonia last month, when he exploited massive gaps on the counter-attack, and similar spaces should open up in the second leg when Barca push forward in search of an unlikely turnaround.
Barcelona hoping for miracle
Barcelona famously overturned a 4-0 Last 16 first-leg deficit against PSG in 2017, though their chances of repeating that miraculous comeback feel incredibly slim this time around.
Ronald Koeman’s charges have recovered well from their Champions League humbling at the hands of Paris St. Germain with four wins and a draw from five assignments, though adding another victory to their streak in the French capital could prove tough.
Back PSG’s counter attacking power
With at least four goals required to overturn their first-leg deficit, Barcelona are expected to push forward from the off on Wednesday evening, and that should leave ample space for their hosts to make the most of their lethal counter-attacking prowess.
PSG exploded up the pitch from deep positions to devastating effect in the first leg, and the Parisians’ are expected to employ a similar game plan in the return fixture this week.
The Ligue 1 leaders have scored at least two goals in nine of their last 14 Champions League assignments, and they look superb value in the over 1.5 team goals market again for Wednesday, where opportunities to counter should be plentiful.
Our 3-1 correct score prediction tips a Barca team that has notched at least once in 23 of their last 24 competitive matches to net a consolation however, while first-leg hattrick hero Kylian Mbappe’s searing pace makes him a prime candidate to get on the scoresheet again in the anytime scorer stakes.
- 30 Oct